Legal protections for victims with catastrophic injuries

Victims of car accidents and other types of traumatic accidents can suffer catastrophic injuries at the hands of negligent drivers. To help deal with the harm they have unexpectedly suffered, a personal injury legal claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Catastrophic injuries can have a significant and lasting impact on victims and their families. Victims can suffer disfigurement and debilitating and disabling injuries, in addition to the loss of mental and physical function. Car accident injuries, of course, vary. However, catastrophic injuries victims may suffer include: brain injuries; serious neck and back injuries; paralysis; the loss of a limb; hearing or vision impairment; severe burns; scarring and disfigurement; and chronic pain injuries.

Traumatic accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents and other types of accidents, can all result in catastrophic injuries for victims. When victims are faced with medical bills piling up and not knowing what to do, personal injury legal protections can help them seek compensation from the party liable for their damages, such as a negligent driver. Because rehabilitative care and medical expenses over a lifetime following a catastrophic injury can be costly, it is important for victims to understand their legal options to get help with medical expenses and other damages suffered.

Damages that victims may be able to recover depend on the circumstances of each accident and the situation the victim is facing. Regardless of the circumstances, however, it is valuable for car accident victims and their families to understand how the process of seeking compensation for their damages works and the help that may be available to them after a catastrophic accident.

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Imagine you are driving along minding your own business when a semi hits a median after crossing three lanes of traffic, blocking your lane. Unable to stop in time, you strike the truck’s cab with your much smaller vehicle. We don’t have to imagine that scenario because one of our clients lived it. Though he was unable to walk away from the crash without injury, we were able to help him walk away from the incident with a settlement that will make things easier for him and his family.