A catastrophic injury is a serious injury that may result in permanent disabilities, preventing you from working, or completing tasks you normally would do. This kind of injury, often caused by a car crash, alters the way you live your day-to-day life. It can leave you feeling powerless for some time, like you have lost control of your life. If you are a victim of serious and catastrophic injury, the Buchanan Firm is here to help you take back control of your life, first by holding the party responsible for your injury, accountable. With our resources and expertise, we will fight for your future and make sure you receive the reimbursement you need and deserve for economic independence and peace of mind.
Catastrophic injury, by definition, is an injury that changes your life. Its impact is either lifelong or lasts for extensive periods of time. A catastrophic injury is disabling and debilitating and it may not allow you to walk, work, support your family, or communicate. A common example would be a spinal cord injury, which can result in significant loss of movement.
In our experience, truck accidents and pedestrian accidents often involve the most catastrophic injuries. Many car crashes, particularly rear-end and head-on crashes, involve extremely severe injuries as well. Another cause of serious, catastrophic injuries is medical negligence, or when a medical professional makes an incorrect diagnosis or a medication error that leads to life-altering consequences. Manufacturers or sellers of defective products could also be held liable if their product was falsely marketed or improperly designed, causing their customers and buyers irreversible damage. An employer could be considered liable for catastrophic injuries, if one of their on-duty employees is responsible for the harm.
Some common examples include:
In most catastrophic injury cases, compensation involves pain and suffering damages, as well as economic losses such as medical costs, lost wages and other financial costs you are suffering as a result of the injury. In addition, our team of attorneys at the Buchanan Firm employ on-staff medical professionals who can provide a thorough evaluation and help with the complexities of your case from start to end.
There is nothing easy about starting your life again, after suffering a catastrophic injury. At Buchanan Firm, we understand that, and are here to support you through the difficult stages of your life. We understand how important a fair and just settlement is in receiving a full recovery, and we want to make sure you have the right resources (such as our on-staff medical professionals) to help you through this emotionally straining time. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, the Buchanan Firm is here to help you start again. Contact us today for a free consultation and immediate answers: (800) 272 – 4080.