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The Legal Implications of Catastrophic Injury

Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Aug 04, 2014 in Personal Injury

The Legal Implications Of Catastrophic Injury Stephens Anderson and Cummings

Managing cases of catastrophic injury requires a deep knowledge of complex laws surrounding the use of medical evidence and financial loss. While the term catastrophic injury does not represent its own brand of harm, the consequences of enduring a serious and debilitating injury means the stakes for damage recovery are even higher for these victims.

When an attorney takes on a catastrophic injury case, they must have experience dealing with the extensive medical evidence that may become a linchpin of the case; similarly, the cost of treating these injuries can exceed the cost of treating those that are less severe, and experience litigating cases that involve extreme financial loss is vital.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

By definition, a catastrophic injury is one that results in permanent disability, or the victim being unable to hold gainful employment because of their condition. These injuries can be the outcome of a serious auto accident, a crash with a commercial vehicle, a construction site accident, or even an incident in the workplace, to name a few scenarios.

Catastrophic injuries come without warning and impact the lives of the victims and their families for years to come. In order to represent a victim to their fullest ability, an attorney should have a familiarity with the complications that can arise from a victim enduring such an overwhelming injury.

Some of the more common types of catastrophic injuries affect the back, neck and spinal cord, which can leave a victim paralyzed; other incidents could lead to loss of limb or amputation to save the victims life.

Further types of injuries that may lead to devastating hardships include childhood fractures affecting growth plates, severe burns or drunk driving accidents.

Experience May Equal Success

When an attorney represents a client with a catastrophic injury, they must paint an accurate picture of the struggle their client faces to recover and live a normal life. Failing to do so could cost the victim the damages they may have been awarded had they chosen a law firm with experience in catastrophic injury cases.

Proving the extent of an injury can be a challenge, which makes it all the more important that an attorney is able to show that negligence was done to their client. One of the main reasons a victim may retain legal counsel is because the extent of their injuries is so great that they have exhausted the amount of insurance available to them to assist with their expenses, and now need to pursue a legal remedy.

Handling the Aftermath of a Catastrophic Injury

In the unfortunate circumstance your loved one has suffered a life-altering injury, there is hope in our nations justice system that the negligent party be held accountable for their actions. If you need help with your claim, the catastrophic injury attorneys at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings are ready to fight for your rights.

We always offer a 100% FREE case evaluation, and you don't pay us a dime unless we win your case.

If you've got questions, speak to us today to get answers. Fill out our online evaluation form or call Stephens, Anderson & Cummings at 877.920.9009.