Catastrophic Injury Cases
Catastrophic injuries may take place suddenly and without warning. Injuries that can be classified as catastrophic may include brain and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, chronic pain, dismemberment, severe burns and multiple fractures.
A catastrophic injury or illness may cause severe disruption to the central nervous system, which in turn affects other systems of the body. The injured person may experience a loss of sensation, movement, and other abilities. Further, the injury or illness may impact respiration, circulation, the urinary and gastrointestinal system, and other body systems. Obviously, the long-term needs of someone who has experienced this type of injury are much more serious than individuals suffering from less severe injuries. It is possible that the injured person may recover from some catastrophic injuries if they receive proper medical treatment in a timely manner. However, in too many cases, the victim does not receive proper medical care in a timely manner and may suffer indefinitely or even die from the injury.
If your catastrophic injury is due to either a negligent or intentional act of someone else, or because of a dangerous or defective product, you should file a claim to receive compensation. Catastrophic injuries can have devastating financial consequences and for this reason, it is vital that the injured person or their loved ones bring a claim against the responsible party. You also need a qualified, experienced attorney who is familiar with catastrophic injuries and the necessary action to take for a successful outcome.
In many cases, long-term implications from a catastrophic injury are not apparent until long after the injury first takes place. These types of injuries may have long-term effects that are undetectable at the time of the prognosis. It is possible that the victim is not aware of the long-term implications until many months or years following the injury. For this reason, it is possible to shortchange yourself by settling a serious injury claim too early and without proper legal advice. An example of this is when children are involved in a catastrophic accident and they do not realize how they have been physically and mentally affected until they get older. For this reason, you need to consult with a law office that is aware of potential long-term implications that need to be addressed after a catastrophic injury.
You may be able to collect damages for a number of expenses including:
- Medical expenses (including physical therapy)
- Medication Expense
- Loss of wages and Wage Earning Capacity
- Out of pocket expenses
- Living expenses
If you have been the victim of a catastrophic injury, do not hesitate to contact Attorney Joe McIntyre attorneys to discuss your case. We understand that there may be long-term complications from your injury as well as additional expenses that you did not expect. We will work hard for you, so you will not have to wonder how you will manage these challenging realities after suffering a major catastrophic accident.