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Following a serious injury, individuals and families have a lot at stake. That’s why every case we take on, we take personally. We promise to fight tirelessly for the full value of our clients’ claims. With 39 years of experience and billions of dollars recovered, we know what it takes to win.®
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- We communicate frequently and promptly
- We provide personalized service unique to your case
- We always operate ethically and with integrity
Catastrophic Injury & Accident Lawyers
What Qualifies as Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are defined as injuries that result in long-term or permanent disability or disfigurement. Such injuries have a long recovery time. At Montlick, we represent a wide variety of catastrophic traumas.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be caused by a powerful blow to the head or body. The result of a TBI may include short or long-term problems with normal brain function. TBIs can lead to severe or permanent disability, and death.
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can be caused by direct injury to the spinal cord itself or from damage to the surrounding tissue and bones. It can cause temporary or permanent changes in sensation and body functions below the site of injury.
Traumatic amputations are the loss of a body part that occurs as the result of an accident or injury. There are two degrees of amputation: partial and complete.
Blunt abdominal injuries refers to a direct blow to the abdomen without an open wound. As a result, multiple organs may be injured potentially causing internal bleeding.
Wrongful death claims refers to the death of someone as a result of a wrongful act by another person such as negligence or an intentional attack. In this instance, the deceased’s family would be able to pursue a claim.
Burn injuries refer to an injury to the skin or other tissue caused by heat, radiation, electricity, or chemicals.
Firearm injuries apply to gunshot wounds or injuries from a weapon that uses a powder charge to fire a projectile. Such weapons would include handguns, shotguns, and rifles.
Additional injuries may meet the definition of catastrophic depending on their severity and anticipated long-term effects. Our firm will review your injuries and medical records to assess the seriousness of your condition as well as whether you can pursue a claim for your damages.
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While no amount of money can fully compensate a catastrophic injury victim for the pain they’ve endured, each case is unique, and the amount of compensation received depends on many factors, including:
- The location where the incident occurred
- The facts and circumstances of what happened
- The strength of liability
- and more
Potential causes of injuries include workplace accidents, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, slips, trips, falls, medical malpractice, and dangerous products. Accidents resulting from the above-listed causes may result in compensation/damages.
Damages are one of the most important factors in determining the value of a case. Damages are determined by:
- The costs of medical care
- The permanency and extent of the victim’s disability
- The impact on the victim’s quality of life
- The extent of pain and suffering
- and more
Depending on the facts of a case and applicable laws, compensation may include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional distress
The amount of damages a victim might recover is specific to the facts and circumstances of a given case. Every individual claim is unique, and that is why it’s so important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you think you have a case.
If you have lost a loved one due to a catastrophic accident injury, our wrongful death lawyers will walk you through the steps to take to protect your legal rights.
Time Deadlines You Should Know
Unfortunately, you do not have an indefinite period of time to pursue legal action. Each state has a statute of limitations on the amount of time you have to bring a claim, and these deadlines can be longer or shorter depending on the facts and circumstances of your unique case. The longer you wait to seek counsel for your case, the closer you creep to those deadlines and may experience a loss of your right to pursue damages.
The statute of limitations can vary significantly depending on the type of claim. For example, a personal injury claim may have a different statute of limitations than a breach of contract claim. Specific types of claims, such as those against a governmental entity, may have much shorter deadlines and specific notification requirements. With all the complexities that are at play, it’s best to seek guidance from one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible.
There are other reasons to act without delay such as the disappearance of evidence and that witnesses may go missing or forget what happened. Our attorneys will act fast to preserve evidence and your rights to compensation. We’ll always fight vehemently on behalf of our clients because personal injury cases are just that: personal.