Injuries that are considered catastrophic, due to their enormous impact they have include the following: brain injury, spinal cord injury, accidental amputation, severe burns, multiple fractures, or other, neurological disorders.
Acts of negligence and carelessness can cause severe long-term injuries. When they do, you have the right to seek compensation for pain and suffering, hospital bills, lost wages, the cost of long-term medical care, and other costs. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki can help. We have more than 28 years of combined experience standing up for the rights of people injured in car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and any other type of accident.
Contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers at 904-638-8914 for a free initial consultation.What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Injuries that rise to the level of catastrophic often occur without any warning. These injuries have a substantial impact on the day-to-day lives of the persons they affect and may include: brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, accidental amputations, severe burns, multiple fractures, or other neurological disorders. Often, a catastrophic injury or illness causes extreme disruption of the central nervous system, which can negatively impact other body functions. In addition to possible loss of movement, sensation, and communicative and cognitive abilities, the injury could impact respiration, circulation, skin, the urinary system, the gastrointestinal system, or other body systems. Dealing with this type of injury is difficult and requires the expertise of a team of health professionals in multiple fields of medicine. Persons affected by these types of injuries often require substantial and costly long-term care. Individuals may recover from some catastrophic injuries if they receive proper, early medical treatment; however, others may experience permanent disability, significant suffering, and reduced life spans.We can Help Determine who is Responsible
It is often difficult to determine who is responsible for a catastrophic injury. Generally, there is only one other party involved at the scene. Often times, less obvious parties are also responsible for causing a catastrophic injury. As catastrophic injuries usually cause the victim to suffer significant monetary damages, victims need to identify every party who may be responsible for causing them harm to obtain a complete recovery. Our attorneys can properly investigate each catastrophic injury case and determine the identities of all responsible parties.Specific Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Below are some common serious injuries that require expert attorney advice. Due to the extensive amount of damages caused in these cases, a knowledgeable attorney is necessary to ensure that all potential recovery sources are utilized so that the injured party achieves adequate recovery. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of an accident, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in catastrophic injury litigation can help you learn what your rights are.Medical Malpractice and Informed Consent
If you were injured as the result of a medical procedure or medication, an informed consent issue could be involved in any claim for injuries against that medical service provider. Often times a physician must obtain “informed consent” when providing medical care or treatment. The definition of informed consent may vary from state to state, but it generally requires a physician (or other medical provider) to advise a patient of all of the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives involved in any surgical procedure, medical procedure, or other course of treatment, and to obtain the patient’s written consent before performing the procedure. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of a medical procedure or medication, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in catastrophic injury litigation can help you learn what your rights are.Motorcycle Crashes and Helmet Laws
The most important piece of protective equipment for a motorcycle rider or passenger is a helmet. These devices save countless lives by limiting head trauma in motorcycle accidents. Without a helmet, a motorcyclist involved in a crash is three times more likely to suffer a brain injury than a person who is wearing a helmet.Motorcycle Crashes and Other Protective Equipment
Motorcyclists can avoid litigation by never getting injured in the first place. This is a very difficult task for motorcycle riders as the risk of injury is far greater than the risk associated with automobile drivers and passengers. While a motorcycle driver can never be fully protected from injury, several developments in safety equipment have the potential to make motorcycle riders much more safe than in the past. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of a motorcycle accident, consult an attorney to learn your rights to compensation. A lawyer experienced in motorcycle accident litigation can help you learn what your rights are.