When an injury is particularly severe or life-threatening, it may be designated a catastrophic injury. Some examples of catastrophic injuries may include: burn injuries, amputation, blindness, brain and spinal cord injuries, and birth injuries. Any of these has the potential to cause a significant change in the victim’s life, requiring extensive medical care and possibly a change in lifestyle, in what the victim is able to do for work, and more. In some cases, a catastrophic injury may leave a victim in a situation where he or she requires living assistance or continued medical care for life.
One of the most important actions you can take after you or a loved one has sustained a catastrophic injury in any kind of accident is to consult a Phoenix personal injury attorney.
Personal injury claims regarding catastrophic injuries are often particularly complex and difficult to deal with. How can you possibly quantify the reality a victim has to face in dealing with the loss of a limb? Being blind for the rest of his or her life? What are the true emotional consequences of scarring or disfigurement, and how can you put a price on monetary damages for that? What is the cost of assisted living for the rest of a victim’s life?
At Goldwater Law Firm, PC we are highly experienced in all types of claims and lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries. We work with experts in medicine, economics, psychology, psychiatry and a number of other fields to determine the value of our clients’ claims and then pursue just compensation for them in civil court or through an out of court settlement with the responsible party.
For the dedicated legal counsel you deserve in the wake of sustaining a catastrophic injury in Phoenix, Arizona, contact a Phoenix catastrophic injury attorney at our firm today.