A catastrophic injury is an injury that permanently affects a person’s quality of life. They cause a lifetime of pain, rehabilitation, and medical bills. They also cause serious stress for the victim and their family, because they may need constant supervision and assistance for the rest of their lives.
These injuries often occur suddenly and without warning. They can happen to anyone, leaving families torn apart from the loss of a loved one, or a young person without the use of their arms or legs.
If a catastrophic injury was caused by the negligent, malicious, or criminal act of another person or company, or by a dangerous or defective product, you may have a right to compensation from the wrongdoer.
Nearly everyone with a significant personal injury claim will experience permanent disabilities, pain and suffering, lost wages, and extensive medical bills. Therefore, it is vitally important that you find a trusted attorney to assist you with your claim.
At Cowper Law, we are here to help you. If you or a loved one suffered a significant personal injury, please contact us right now for a free consultation at 877.LAW.3707.
Examples of events causing catastrophic injuries:
- Car Accidents
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accident
- Slip & Fall
- Brain Injury
- Spine Injury
- Assault & Battery
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Prescription Drugs
- Defective Medical Devices
What Compensation Can You Recover?
The types of compensation available to you or a loved one in personal injury lawsuit will depend on the specific facts your case, as well as the applicable state law. However, there are typically two broad categories of damages: economic damages, and non-economic damages.
Economic damages may include:
- The victim’s income capacity for a projected lifespan;
- Services performed by the victim that now must be performed by another person;
- Gifts that the victim would likely have bestowed upon the survivor had the decedent been alive; and
- Medical expenses.
Non-economic damages, i.e. pain and suffering, may include:
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- The loss of sexual relations between married spouses;
Who can I sue in a personal injury lawsuit?
Generally, you can sue any person or entity who caused your injury through their action or in-action. Sometimes, this is more than one person or entity. We will work with you and for you to help identify these people or entities, and hold them accountable.
How is your firm Different? Why should I hire you?
This law firm is different.
We are different because we take a personal interest in your case. We care about you. We started this law firm to make a difference in our clients’ lives, and we live by that guiding principle every day.
We are different because we return your phone calls, and we do so promptly. We are different because we call you. We stay in constant communication with you throughout our journey together.
We are different because of our backgrounds. We are not your typical personal injury lawyers. We’ve worked at big law firms and for big companies and we bring this experience to your case.
Where do we Start?
Since each personal injury case is different, the first action we take will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. However, we start working on your case the day you hire us. This may include any of the following:
- Identifying and preserving critical evidence;
- Identifying key witnesses and obtaining supporting statements from them;
- Calculating the losses involved, including loss of projected earnings, loss of enjoyment of life, and medical bills.
- Notifying any insurance company of our representation of you; and
- Working with experts to establish liability.
Our goal is to make this as easy as possible for you, so that you can focus on being with your loved ones and beginning the grieving and healing process.
We are here to help you. If you or a loved one suffered a serious personal injury, please contact our law firm right now for a free consultation at 877.LAW.3707.