The Right Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
There may be no such thing as a “good” injury but there are some injuries that are worse than others. The worst of the worst are known as catastrophic injuries. These are the injuries that will change a person’s life forever. If you or a loved one has suffered this type of injury, and the injury was the result of someone else acting negligently, then it is worth it to contact a personal injury attorney to learn about your options.
An Attorney Can Help in a Variety of Ways
Your attorney can help you first by determining if you have a case. Even if someone’s negligence was the cause of the accident that caused your catastrophic injury, you must be able to prove it to a judge and / or jury. If you do not have the evidence and your case is not worth pursuing, your attorney can help you save the time and headache of pursuing something that is not likely to work out in your favor.
Once I have determined that you have grounds for a case, I will gather evidence, look at the evidence the plaintiff will use to disprove the case, talk to experts who can testify on your behalf, speak to witnesses, ensure all injuries and doctor’s appointments are documented, and ensure that all paperwork is filed correctly and on time.
Many Types of Injuries Qualify as Catastrophic Injuries
One of the first questions I am often asked is what qualifies as a catastrophic injury. There are numerous types of injuries that fall into this category including:
- Death. In this case, I can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
- Spinal cord injury. Long-term consequences from this injury include loss of feeling, severe pain, paralysis, and others.
- Traumatic brain injury. Many people are surprised to learn that TBIs are the leading cause of death in people 45 years or younger.
- Dismemberment. Whether in a workplace accident or a car accident, I can help with your dismemberment case.
- Paralysis. Spinal cord injuries are not the only cause of paralysis. Other causes include medical malpractice and back injuries.
- Burns. Burn injuries can be the most expensive and most painful of all catastrophic injuries. They can occur as the result of a car accident, exposure to chemicals, electrocution, and other reasons.
- Organ damage. Depending on the organ and the level of injury, damage to an organ can be catastrophic.
- Bone fractures and brakes. Not only bone brakes and fractures are catastrophic injuries but those that involve long-term disability – such as a leg fractured in 20 places that requires numerous surgeries – can qualify as a catastrophic injury.
Once again, these are just a few examples of catastrophic injuries. If you have an injury listed, or another serious, life-changing injury, and someone else was at fault for your injury, contact Greg Jackson Law at (817) 926-1003 now.