Have you or someone you loved recently been involved in a serious accident or collision that’s left you wondering how you’ll pick up the pieces and begin the road to recovery? Catastrophic injuries are devastating and disruptive, causing long-lasting changes to our day-to-day lives and potentially permanent repercussions for Albertans to face. Under Alberta accident injury law, “catastrophic injuries” refer to injuries that severely damage the spine, spinal cord, or brain, often resulting in a fatality or permanent major disability. Catastrophic injuries can result directly from the trauma associated with an accident or from complications that arise from the original injury, making having the right support on your side essential to recovery.
Since 1993, James H. Brown and Associates have been passionate advocates for victims’ services and have proudly partnered with Albertans across the province to offer award-winning representation for personal injury claims. Below, we’ll take a closer look at catastrophic injuries, as well as the benefits of partnering with James H. Brown and Associates. Read on to learn more!
Defining A Catastrophic Injury
Just as the name implies, catastrophic injuries are major ailments that have a profound, life-altering effect on victims. Whether physical or mental (or a combination of both), a catastrophic injury changes your ability to go about your life in a normative fashion and typically requires extensive and expensive medical care to begin the path to recovery. Examples of a catastrophic injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Major brain injury (TBI)
- Partial muscle paralysis on one side of the body (inability to move a group of muscles on one side of the body)
- loss of limbs
- Severe burns covering a large portion of the body and more.
Receiving adequate care for a catastrophic injury requires a sufficient settlement to compensate for both your pain and suffering in the present, as well as to cover the cost of future care and to help alleviate the pressure caused by loss of income and other measurable losses. Catastrophic injuries can be difficult to place a dollar amount on where your settlement is concerned as assumptions must factor in both present and projected future difficulties, making it essential to have detailed documentation from medical experts, and to partner with an experienced legal team that knows how to make sure that every relevant detail is brought into consideration.
Choosing the Right Legal Team
When your health and well-being, or the long-term security of someone you love, is on the line, it’s essential to know you have the right legal counsel to back you up. At James H. Brown and Associates, we not only house some of Alberta’s top legal experts, but we also offer our clients access to our network of multi-discipline professionals to support you and your family every step of the way. We know that the path forward can often seem daunting, but with the right legal team at your side, there is hope for a better future.
Results You Can Trust
At James H. Brown and Associates, we know that peace of mind comes from more than just words; it’s about getting proven results you can trust. Our team understands just how important it is to get the settlement you deserve following an accident, especially where catastrophic injuries are concerned.
Over the past three decades, James H. Brown and Associates has built an unrivalled reputation for fighting for fair judgments and getting precedent-setting results for accident claims, settlement negotiations, and full jury trials. Our dedication to fighting for your rights has led to our success in helping clients recover some of the largest motor vehicle accident injury settlements ever achieved in Alberta and consistently pushing for new precedents to assist victims in recovery province-wide. Among some of our most notable case results include:
- $5.8 million from a spinal cord injury resulting from a collision with a semi-truck.
- $4.8 million from a traumatic brain injury suffered in a dump truck accident.
- $1 million from a whiplash injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
Read more about our results here.
*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.
Protect the Future You Deserve with James H. Brown and Associates
If you’ve been injured in an accident or collision, you don’t have to face catastrophic injuries alone. There is help. At James H. Brown and Associates, we’re here to give you the voice you deserve and to fight tirelessly for your right to a fair settlement following a major injury.
Contact us today to book a free, no-obligation consultation and learn more about how James H. Brown and Associates can help.