Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
There is no such thing as a “minor” catastrophic injury.
Some of us are fortunate enough to walk away from an accident (or fully recover from our injuries). Others will face a lifetime of challenges.
For those who have suffered a catastrophic injury—such as paralysis, traumatic brain damage, amputation of a limb, severe burns, loss of hearing, or loss of sight—there is often no amount of money that can truly compensate for this loss. Victims often tell us that they have lost their mobility, independence, livelihood, relationship intimacy, or even their sense of identity. The lifestyle upheaval (and emotional devastation) that follows doesn’t just affect those who were injured; it affects the friends and family that are charged with their care. It often even impacts the children of the injured person which may have generational consequences.
When an injury has such lasting consequences, you need experienced catastrophic injury lawyers working on your behalf to assist in getting the compensation and medical care required.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Your brain is your body’s pilot, in charge of everything you think, say, and do. Yet as important as this organ is, it’s also surprisingly fragile, about the consistency of gelatin.
The skeleton (and cerebrospinal fluid) provides protection, but with enough force, your brain can strike the inside of your skull. A “minor” blow might cause concussions or loss of consciousness. More serious collisions—like those that result after a fall, a serious car accident, or physical altercation—can have a devastating, lasting impact on numerous areas and bodily functions. However, even that “minor” blow may cause long term problems.
In addition to things like dizziness, headache, nausea, and confusion, traumatic brain injuries commonly cause issues with cognitive function, memory loss and personality changes. Some victims may even lose the ability to speak.
Even if these symptoms are temporary, they are devastating, not only for the victim, but also for friends and relatives who may have difficulty communicating or understanding them after the accident. Oftentimes, the family and friends find that the person with the brain injury is a different person, and this can lead to conflict and other difficulties.
Furthermore, detecting long-term consequences of traumatic brain injuries can be difficult. So, competent medical experts are necessary to determine the best follow-up care. Connecting you with the best resources available is one way a catastrophic injury lawyer, such as the experienced attorneys at Beers & Gordon, can prove themselves indispensable.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Your spinal cord is only about as thick as a pencil, but it plays a very important role in your body. It is sending messages from the brain to various areas of the body through the nerves.
When your spinal cord is damaged, the nerves in the injured area cannot receive any information, and victims experience a loss of sensation or function in certain areas of the body. Spinal cord injuries occur in a number of ways but are often the result of motor vehicle accidents, diving accidents, workplace accidents, and gunshot wounds.
The symptoms you experience will depend on the type, location, and severity of the injury. If the damage is severe and/or irreversible, the injured victim will face a lifetime of limitations and medical expenses. Unfortunately, in some catastrophic cases, the future medical expenses may be millions of dollars.
The expenses associated with a spinal cord injury as well as the impact on the individual make it important that you retain an experienced attorney who can ensure that you are properly compensated. Perhaps just as important is for the attorney to diligently seek out all available insurance to assist in compensating the victim. As attorneys who worked for insurance companies for over 40 years combined, Beers & Gordon knows where to look for this additional insurance.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a spinal cord injury, you will need experienced attorneys directing you through the legal process and ensuring you have the best representative to manage your case.
There is no such thing as a “minor” catastrophic injury. In fact, the legal definition of a “catastrophic injury” is any injury that prevents you from working within your chosen profession or being able to work at all.
Losing your earning potential doesn’t just affect you (and your ability to pay your medical bills), it affects the family members who depend on you. In cases like these, a lawsuit isn’t just about “punishing” the parties responsible for your injuries, it’s a way to receive the finances necessary to help fund your medical treatment and lifestyle.
In some instances, a person can work but no longer in their chosen field. Proving that you have a diminished earning capacity can be difficult without experienced legal assistance.
At Beers and Gordon, our attorneys partner with vocational experts to establish whether our clients have suffered diminished earning potential and investigate other options for employment or retraining.
With catastrophic injuries, victims and their families are often left with years (if not a lifetime) of future medical expenses. The ability to recover a fair compensation for your injuries depends on the quality of your legal assistance.
Our attorneys will partner with a variety of experts—including Life Care planning and medical professionals—to determine and obtain the full value of your claims.
Help When You Need It Most
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you already have to deal with the devastating consequences of medical treatment, rehabilitation, loss of independence, physical pain, and emotional anguish. Finding the time and energy to file a lawsuit is likely (and understandably) impossible.
At Beers and Gordon, our #1 consideration is for the health and well being of our clients. When we succeed, you succeed. Working with a catastrophic injury lawyer allows you to focus on your recovery while we fight for you. Your fight will take all of your energy, and you need your attorneys to devote all of their energy to fighting the at fault party and the insurance company. The attorneys at Beers & Gordon are the ones you need to take on that fight.
Call today to schedule your free consultation with a catastrophic injury lawyer today.