A serious or catastrophic injury can occur at any time or any place and can result in permanent disability, loss of a body function, disfigurement or death. The American Medical Association (AMA) defines a catastrophic injury as a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain. The most frequent cause of serious injuries include:
- Loss of a limb
- Brain injuries
- Pediatric injuries and illnesses
- Birth defects
- Major organ damage
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord damage
What can cause a catastrophic injury?
Any dangerous or unsafe condition or act can cause a serious injury including:
- Driving While Texting
- Unsafe Driving
- Railroad, Train and Commuter Rail Safety Failures
- Unsafe Workplaces
- Machinery and Tools Without Safety Guards
- Hazardous Construction Sites
- Scaffold Failures
- Employer’s Failing to Provide Necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Defective Products
- Medical Errors
- Unnecessary Medical Procedures
- Negligent behavior
- Unsafe Amusement Park Rides
- Water Park Safety Failures
What damages can I potentially recover?
Each case is as unique as the injured person. If you experience a serious injury due to the negligence of others it directly impacts your life and your family. The injury and medical treatment and rehabilitation can be painful, expensive and stressful. You may experience financial stress if you cannot work and lose pay in addition to the cost of medical treatment. There is also an aspect of the physical injury that is not obvious, the emotional distress from the trauma of the event of from the wrongful death of a loved one. A law suit cannot change what happened or take away the pain, but it allows you to seek damages for the pain and suffering and financial hardship you experience and will help you to move forward with your life
What should I do if am hurt or injured?
Our mission is to help get you justice and compensation for the injury or illness you suffer. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we are able to obtain money damages for you. Call us so that we can help you.