Catastrophic Injury Lawyer on the Gulf Coast
Catastrophic injuries can happen suddenly without warning. The effects of these injuries can devastate a person for the rest of their life. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a devastating injury caused by negligence, an intentional act, or by a defective product, seek the legal experience of Alexander Shunnarah & Associates today.
What Is Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries can be categorized as a type personal injury. However, catastrophic injuries are often considered the most serious type of personal injury, for these injuries often leave an individual with a permanent disability or disfigurement. If an individual suffered catastrophic injuries at the hands of another individual, a company, or the injury occurred on someone else’s property, the individual might have grounds for legal action to seek the justice they deserve.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
The term “catastrophic injuries” can be used in a broad manner, incorporating an array of injuries from blunt force trauma, burns, dismemberments and accidental amputations, hearing and vision loss or damage, neck and back injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
While catastrophic injuries encompass grave physical trauma, another type of injury that is often overlooked when discussing catastrophic injuries are trauma-induced physiological disorders. Issues such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, acute stress reactions, and psychosis can all be catastrophic injuries causing lasting mental and emotional damage. Following a catastrophic event, these types of injuries can be just as debilitating as physical injuries, and therefore, these injuries should be treated with the same degree of care and seriousness as treatment for physical injuries would require.
What You Should Know about Catastrophic Injuries
Unfortunately, catastrophic injuries can happen anywhere and anytime. Although catastrophic injuries can occur in any number of manners, the most common types of catastrophic injuries include motor vehicle accidents, falls, industrial/construction accidents, and traumatic brain injuries.
Along with the devastating physical and emotional trauma catastrophic injuries can cause, dealing with these injuries can be a time-consuming, laborious process. Many catastrophic injuries require follow-up surgeries, repeated doctor visits, and possibly even in-home medical assistance. Being burdened with these medical costs can be expensive and can place a financial strain on you and your family. In most states, parties found liable for catastrophic injuries are forced to either pay a victim’s medical bills or the price to “make the plaintiff whole.” There are also other issues in which the injured party can be compensated for, such as loss of future wages and emotional damage. Many states, however, have limits on how much a plaintiff can receive outside of medical expenses.
What to Do If You’re Involved in a Catastrophic Injury
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a catastrophic injury, be sure to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney with knowledge of catastrophic injury claims will be able to provide you with more information regarding your personal injury case. The right attorney for you will be able to walk you through all the steps of your personal injury matters. They will inform you about relevant deadlines, including when the statute of limitations runs on your claim. In most instances, there are statutes of limitations which govern how long an individual must seek a legal solution to an injury. The countdown to seek legal help begins immediately following the accident. If you do not seek legal assistance promptly, you can miss your opportunity for financial restitution. Keep in mind that many legal cases can take months or years, so it is in a claimant’s best interest to immediately begin the legal process and find the proper representation.
Many personal injury cases face an uphill battle, for lawyers must prove the extent of a client’s injury and what these injuries are worth in a court of law. Therefore, it is integral to a case that proper documentation of the incident and the subsequent care is maintained following a catastrophic injury.
Why Choose Us?
At Alexander Shunnarah & Associates, we have a team of dedicated lawyers and staff who are well-versed in the legal issues surrounding catastrophic injuries. If you are in need of a catastrophic injury lawyer, our firm will fight to ensure that you receive the justice and financial restitution you deserve. Our attorneys are available around the clock to answer any questions that you may have. With many convenient offices across the Gulf Coast, we pride ourselves on our accessibility. We also have lawyers who are licensed to practice in multiple states. Call one of our offices today for a free case evaluation.
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