Severe burns, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other life-changing physical injuries that have lasting or permanent effects on various areas of one’s life may be considered catastrophic. In addition to requiring emergency treatment, they may leave a victim in need of physical therapy and lifelong care. They can also have psychological effects, causing depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
With such severe injuries, it is important to recover maximum compensation from the responsible party. At Cullan & Cullan, our team includes four Phoenix personal injury lawyers who are also doctors, who also carry degrees in anatomy, obstetrics, and engineering. We use this and our advanced accident reconstruction training to deliver a level of legal representation rarely seen in this industry. It is even more important in cases involving catastrophic injuries, where the stakes are so high.
To find out how we can seek justice on your behalf, call (602) 900-9483. Your consultation is free.
What Causes Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic, life-changing injuries may have various causes. These may include:
- Traffic accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective and dangerous products
- Defective medical devices
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous drugs
- Nursing home abuse
In these and all other types of incidents that lead to serious injuries, our Phoenix personal injury attorneys are here to protect victims’ rights. We’ve been fighting for the injured for over 30 years and have secured over $350 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Compensation for a Catastrophic Injury Claim
When a catastrophic injury is caused by negligence or wrongdoing, the victim may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. This may include monetary damages for:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Medication and medical supplies
- Physical therapy
- Reconstructive or plastic surgery
- Assistive devices
- Travel costs to and from medical appointments
- Ongoing medical care
- In-home care
- Lost earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Building handicapped accessible housing
- Attendant care
All losses related to the injury should be considered to determine the full and fair value of a catastrophic injury claim. This is essential if a victim is to have the best opportunity at restoring their health, security, and quality of life to the fullest extent possible.
To find out what your case is worth, call (602) 900-9483.