If you have sustained a catastrophic injury, then it is likely that the entire course of your life has been altered. Catastrophic injuries are injuries that result in permanent damage and the loss of a vital part of what makes you feel whole. It might be a missing limb, or it might be your ability to get around unassisted without the use of a cane or wheelchair. And sadly, it might be an injury to a loved one who can no longer make their own decisions or who passed away due to the trauma experienced. If you or someone you love has sustained a serious injury, do not delay in contacting a seasoned Suffolk, Virginia catastrophic injury attorney for assistance in getting compensation and justice for your injury.
Federal code notes that catastrophic injuries have direct consequences, namely that they permanently prevent the survivor from working. Someone who experiences a catastrophic injury has sustained permanent damage that is not expected to be remedied with surgery or by other means. Generally, the spinal cord and/or the brain are most vulnerable to catastrophic injuries that can result in either short-term or permanent effects on the victim’s capacity to function.
There are three basic types of catastrophic injuries that form the basis for most catastrophic injury claims. These include:
Each of these injuries impacts not just the injured party, but also the injured party’s spouse, children, and other close family members. Not only is the job of caring for someone with a catastrophic injury a physically and mentally challenging proposition, but it is often the case that spouses or children must quit working in order to provide care for survivors of catastrophic injuries. Some families hire outside help instead, which depletes their finances.
A Suffolk, Virginia catastrophic injury attorney can help you seek out damages for:
Surviving family members of someone who loses their life in a catastrophic accident also have rights. A wrongful death claim can help survivors to collect compensation for funeral and burial expenses, pre-death medical costs, loss of future income and benefits from the deceased, and damages for loss of companionship.
Serious injuries require skilled representation by experienced legal professionals. Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., is a Suffolk, Virginia catastrophic injury attorney firm with a long history of helping victims and their families in the aftermath of catastrophic accidents. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.