Experienced Catastrophic Injury Lawyer to Fight for Your Compensation
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, and that injury prevents completing any gainful work for the rest of life, contact a catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to collect compensation for your injury and suffering.
With offices located in Wake Forest and Cary, our experienced personal injury attorney will work diligently to help collect compensation for your or your loved one. And if compensation isn’t secured with our representation, you won’t have to pay our attorney fee.
What is the Definition of Catastrophic Injury?
When someone suffers a disability that results in impactful life changes such as a hindrance to money earning ability, ongoing medical bills for treatment or the requirement of care from a family member or medical professional for example, their life has altered in a significant way.
There is a specific legal definition for what constitutes a catastrophic injury. The 34 U.S. Code § 10284 states: “catastrophic injury means an injury, the direct and proximate consequences of which permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.”
When you entrust your claim to our knowledgeable attorney for representation, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that we work closely with you to understand all aspects of the incident and injury, so that we have ample details for our argument in your compensation claim.
We are attentive and dedicated and will work diligently to help you secure compensation for damages including, but not limited to:
- Wages lost
- Reduced quality of life
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of companionship/consortium
- Medical expenses for now and in the future
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Emotional distress
- Current and/or future accommodations
- Pain & suffering
- Benefits loss
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Assist in Your Time of Need
Insurance companies will be working hard in order to minimize any settlement payment to you. But with a seasoned personal injury attorney on your side, you can focus your efforts on handling the devastating aftermath of the injury, having more time to tend to any emotional and physical needs. While you are working to recover, your lawyer will be negotiating with the insurers with your best interest and fair compensation in mind.
Some Common Catastrophic Injury Examples
There are many types of injuries that can result in a victim’s life being negatively and permanently changed. When someone suffers a disability, the way in which they have lived their life can be turned nearly upside down, likely making everyday tasks and life enjoyment more difficult to accomplish. Below are some examples of such injuries:
- Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. It’s important to note that these kinds of injuries cause harm to the body’s central nervous system. They can result in disruption to a wide range of functions in the body.
- Amputation/limb loss
- Injuries sustained from crushing
- Organ damage
- Chronic pain
- Hearing loss
- Vision loss
- Chronic illness
- Severe burns
How Catastrophic Injury Can Occur
There are many ways that catastrophic injuries can come about. They are commonly linked to accidents where great force is at play. Here are common instances where these kinds of injuries may take place:
- Fires or explosions
- Industrial or work accidents
- Assaults or attacks
- Motorcycle, truck or car accidents
- Airline accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Accidents from sports