A Catastrophic injury can occur and come in different forms. Whether it is the result of an accident at work, the use of a defective product, a motor vehicle collision, toxic chemical exposure, or any other intentional or negligent causes, the economic and psychological effects to a victim can be immense. Many times these kinds of injuries result in long term, even life-long, medical treatment and continuous care. Victims of serious accidents can also have to deal with years of lost income because of their disability. In short, catastrophic injuries can lead to drastic and extreme changes in the lives of the victims.
A catastrophic injury is any injury that severely and significantly affects someone’s health and well-being. While there is no official definition, some of the more common examples of injuries that are designated as catastrophic because of they gravely affect everyday life or cause an exceptional amount of pain and suffering include:
- Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries and neurological disorders
- Injuries to internal organs
- Severe burns
- Loss of motor skills
- Severe chronic pain
- Major health disorders
- Injuries requiring a change of occupation or resulting in disability status
- Injury requiring home care, help with basic functions, or placement in a dedicated facility
- Anything leading to a drastic, unwelcome change in the life of the victim or their loved ones
Because of the exceptional expenses and damages typically involved in catastrophic injury case, it is of utmost importance that the injured party finds and retains legal counsel with substantial experience and an established track record of proven success in handling these sorts of cases. Catastrophic injury claims can be highly technical, complex, and expensive to litigate. It is therefore in your best interest to put your case in the capable hands of the attorneys at Custodio & Dubey, LLP. The legal team at Custodio & Dubey, LLP aggressively pursues their clients’ catastrophic injury cases and has the legal knowledge and resources to get the maximum compensation available under the law. Catastrophic injury claims can include potential compensation for:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Payment for future medical expenses that will be incurred
- Reimbursement for any of your out of pocket expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Potential and actual loss of wages
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering due to your physical and emotional injuries.
- Punitive Damages, if available
It is critical in catastrophic injury cases that the attorneys are diligent and pursue all sources of recovery. Given the severe nature of the injuries that are common in these types of cases where the victim can face staggering medical and life-care costs and lost income, seeking every avenue of recovery is paramount in importance. One factor in this evaluation is determining the potential liable parties for the accident and/or injuries. There is often more than one party that bears responsibility for a victim’s injuries. A common mistake in catastrophic injury cases is merely pursuing one source of insurance or recovery. The amount of liability insurance available to the victim from the primary defendant frequently is not sufficient to cover all of the victim’s medical treatments, lost wages, diminished income capacity, and pain and suffering. Most insurance policies are not large enough to address the amount of these damages. That is why it is important to have high quality, aggressive, and creative legal representation to fight on your behalf.
The attorneys at Custodio & Dubey, LLP have been helping victims of catastrophic accidents for over ten years. Their skill and experience with these cases is unparalleled and their keen knowledge and relationships with insurance carriers enables them to pursue the maximum compensation for their clients efficiently and effectively. Call them toll free at (213) 785-2909 for a free consultation of your case, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. You can also fill out our online consultation form and an attorney will contact you as soon as possible.