When it comes to personal injury law there are many injuries ranging from minor to severe but the term catastrophic injury is often used to describe a very specific set of injuries.
Some Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries Include:
Catastrophic injuries can occur in a number of circumstances arising from the negligent actions or inaction of another party.
These unexpected and life-altering injuries can be caused by serious accidents in situations such as:
The defining elements of a catastrophic injury are the significant impact and changes to your life that have occurred as a result of your injuries. The severity of these injuries can seep into every aspect of your life resulting in an often overwhelming financial and emotional toll. In some cases, you may need constant care and assistance to accomplish your day-to-day routine. A lawsuit against the at-fault party for your catastrophic injury can help you seek compensation for the injuries and the loss you have sustained now and in the future.
Damages that can be sought in a catastrophic injury matter include:
Catastrophic injury lawsuits can often result in high awards of compensation when the negligence of the at-fault party can be proven. However, obtaining fair compensation for your current and future losses associated with your injury is not an automatic or easy calculation to make. The courts will consider a number of factors when determining the amount necessary in your case to compensate you for the severity of your losses.
Through evidence such as medical records and testimony, a court will consider and calculate the damages incurred by you. An experienced, professional, and knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help guide you and present the evidence needed to provide you with the opportunity for the best possible outcome in your case. While economic damages and losses such as medical bills and property damage can be easier to determine; calculations for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering often require expert testimony and historical comparisons to quantify into a fair amount of compensation.
Often following catastrophic injury victims are unable to seek immediate legal advisement due to their condition. However, depending on the type of negligence case involved the clock is running on the statute of limitations for your injury. The amount of time you have to file a suit for compensation for your damages depends on a number of factors including the type of case involved, where the injury occurred, and where the at-fault party is located.
It is imperative that you or a loved one seek the legal advice of a lawyer regarding your accident as soon as possible. While the lasting impacts and effects of your injuries may not yet be known, initiating the action for compensation of your injuries can ensure you preserve your legal right to seek recovery.
Successfully navigating a personal injury matter as a victim of a catastrophic injury without legal representation can be an insurmountable task. The complexities and intricacies that arise as part of a catastrophic injury case require an experienced legal perspective and guidance to ensure your best interests and legal rights are considered and protected throughout each step of your case.
The reality is that the catastrophic injury you have suffered has forever changed your life. In order for you to move forward and preserve your current quality of life and future, you must seek the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have experienced.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury contact Craig F. Castle Law for a Free Initial Consultation to discuss your case.