Catastrophic Injury Damages
Recoverable Damages For Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injury lawyers understand that if you suffer a catastrophic injury, your life is immediately – and massively – impacted forever. This can affect your ability to work and live a normal life. If your injury occurred due to someone’s negligence, you could work with a catastrophic injury attorney to seek damages.
Although every injury is different, there are certain damages that can typically be pursued in a catastrophic injury lawsuit. Find out the types of damages you might be able to pursue.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are serious and life-altering, and are generally classified as serious injuries that leave the victim with permanent damage. These are typically due to brain or spinal cord injuries, which can impact a person’s short-term and long-term abilities. These are categorized as physical injuries (amputations, burns, and more), spinal cord injuries, and cognitive injuries (affecting speech, memory, and a person’s ability to work).
The medical bills associated with these types of injuries can be astronomical. It is vital that you work with an experienced attorney who know how to recover the maximum amount you are entitled to for your damages suffered.
Possible Damages You Can Pursue
If you suffer a catastrophic injury, you can seek damages from the person whose negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct caused the injury. These injuries can impact your ability to work, so you can seek financial compensation from the responsible party to aid in your recovery and the well-being of your family.
The amount will vary by case, but typically you can seek substantial damages in catastrophic injury cases. This is because you need to be compensated extensively. The damages can cover your medical expenses, lost income from time off work (and potentially future time off), out-of-pocket expenses, and any property damage.
You can also seek compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent disability, disfigurement, and more. This value can actually be higher than the compensation for your bills and income because they are catastrophic to your quality of life.
How Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Can Help
It’s essential to hire an experienced attorney to represent you in a catastrophic injury lawsuit. The right catastrophic injury lawyers can negotiate with the defendant and his or her lawyer and will know how to seek the right experts to demonstrate the full nature of your injuries and limited abilities – as well as future needs that you should be compensated for.
Your catastrophic injury lawyers can also help protect your character and prove the defendant is liable. In these cases, sometimes a defendant’s only defense is to poke holes at who is liable for your injuries. If this happens, an experienced attorney will be prepared to prove the defendant is responsible.
You can be assured that the insurance companies involved in the lawsuit will have aggressive attorneys handling their case, so you need to have your own legal protection as well.
Contact Our Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Today
If you suffered a catastrophic injury, contact the attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy at 602-530-8400. We care about our clients and are committed to using our skills, work ethic and resources to help you or your family obtain compensation and justice.
Serious injuries can occur in motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, workplace incidents, falls, fires, violent attacks, and many other scenarios. If you or a loved one recently suffered a serious injury in Arizona, contact Gallagher & Kennedy for a consultation about your future. Our Phoenix catastrophic injury lawyers may be able to help you fight against the at-fault party during insurance settlement negotiations or personal injury lawsuit. Contact us today to request your free injury case review.