Serious & Catastrophic Injuries
At James H. Brown & Associates, our catastrophic injury lawyers have significant expertise and experience in a wide variety of areas including those listed below. If you or a family member have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the wrongful act or negligence of another, you should immediately contact our office for a free consultation with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer at James H. Brown & Associates today.
What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?
In general, a catastrophic injury is defined as a severe injury to the brain, spine, or spinal cord and may also involve fractures of the skull or spinal column. Catastrophic injuries can result directly from the trauma associated with an accident or from complications that arise from the original injury. They are extremely serious injuries because they can often lead to partial or permanent disability and have expensive rehabilitation and physiotherapy needs, which can limit a person’s ability to perform gainful work, causing extensive wage loss and financial burden.
Benefits and Damages Clients are Entitled to After a Catastrophic Injury
Usually, individuals who experience a catastrophic injury are entitled to more substantial benefits and damages than someone who suffers minor injuries in an accident. That is because catastrophic injuries can cause the individual to experience significant difficulties with daily activities. (Para)
Furthermore, depending on the situation in which one sustains a catastrophic injury and the extent of its effects, there can be many other potential costs associated with sustaining a catastrophic injury such as surgery, trauma care (such as a ventilator), rehabilitation, physical therapy, speech therapy, mental health counselling, long-term care, medical equipment such as wheelchairs, and medication.
Because of these extraneous financial burdens resulting from catastrophic injuries, victims of such injuries require considerable compensation for the expenses and losses arising from their situation. James H. Brown and Associates and our team of dedicated catastrophic injury lawyers are committed to ensuring our clients receive the compensation they deserve to continue their lives with the least amount of inconvenience possible.
Activities Commonly Associated with Catastrophic Injuries and Accidents
Although nearly any action could potentially result in a catastrophic injury, there are a select few activities where catastrophic accidents and lingering, detrimental injuries are sustained more often. Incidents such as cycling-motorist accidents, pedestrian-motorist collisions, motor vehicle accidents (which include car accidents, motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, heavy trucks, animals, boats, bus, logging trucks, farm equipment, and aircraft) slip and fall accidents, and medical malpractice. Please refer to the categories listed below for more information on catastrophic injuries.