What is Catastrophic Injury?
An injury can be considered catastrophic when there are serious injuries,
such as head or spine injuries, fractures, or other injury that requires
emergency hospitalization, surgery, or long term medical treatment. It
would also be considered catastrophic injury if the victim is disabled
from working for a long period of time or disabled from returning to the
same work performed prior to the injury. Often, the effects of such injuries
and the necessary medical treatment, even with health insurance can be
financially devastating or beyond the victim’s ability to pay. The
quality of life for you and your loved ones can be drastically affected
by severe injuries and their emotional and monetary repercussions. Whether
a catastrophic injury was caused by a
motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, trucking accident,,dog attack, or a premises liability accident (such as a fall) or by an uninsured/underinsured driver, you and your family
deserve to be compensated by the responsible party.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can range in severity from injuries that require
serious medical procedures to the need for permanent or long-term treatment,
home care, and ongoing medical expenses. Families can experience extreme
stress because of the ongoing financial, emotional, and medical demands.
Circumstances can vary, but the damages caused by catastrophic injuries
can last for years, worsen over time, or be permanent. Common catastrophic
- Head injuries
- Brain damage
- Neck, back or spinal cord injuries
Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
- Organ damage
- Bone Fractures
- Nerve injuries
Catastrophic injuries can be tragic. There is nothing more tragic, however,
than the inability of victims to receive necessary medical treatment and
recover the value of their damages. Our firm believes that we can improve
the quality of life for our clients by taking an aggressive role in bringing
their case to a successful conclusion.
Legal Help for Catastrophic Injury Victims
If you, a friend, a co-worker, or a loved one has experienced the effects
of a catastrophic injury, you rightfully deserve to be compensated. Victims
endure immense pain and suffering that can also result in an enormous
impact on their families. People who suffer catastrophic injuries may
be unable to work or gain the income they need, or they may be unable
to pay for the medical treatment their injuries require. In order to alleviate
the amount of stress on you and your family and allow you to focus on
healing and recovering from the accident, our firm will be able to help
you recover all the available insurance for payment for lost wages, future
wages and medical bills, as well as compensation for the pain, suffering
and mental anguish you experience.
SWARTZ & KENNEDY has a reputation built on trial experience and is knowledgeable about
recovering the full value of your damages from all the negligent parties
that you deserve and are entitled to recover under the law.