If you or a family member suffered a life-altering injury, a Columbus IN catastrophic injury lawyer from our team at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help. We may be able to file a claim or lawsuit and get compensation for your current and future expenses and losses for you. This includes medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
You can learn more about your legal options today and how a Columbus, IN, personal injury lawyer from our team can help. We provide complimentary consultations for individuals and families learning to live with catastrophic injuries after a Bartholomew County personal injury accident.
What are Catastrophic Injuries?
Catastrophic injuries are generally life-altering in some way. They do not always lead to permanent impairments, but they often take months or years to fully recover for those who do so. All catastrophic injuries are considered serious by medical professionals. They almost always require hospitalization, and many call for intensive care unit or trauma unit care. They generally affect not only the everyday life of the victim but of every member of their household, too.
Some common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Broken necks, backs, and other spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Third or fourth-degree burns, especially when they cover a large part of the body
- Significant orthopedic injuries, including crush injuries and amputations
Many types of accidents and incidents can cause catastrophic injuries. Anytime someone else causes that accident, it could support a personal injury case. Some types of personal injury claims that our attorneys see frequently include:
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck collisions
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian collisions
- Rideshare crashes
- Premises liability cases, such as falls, fires, pool incidents, and electrocutions
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
We can also help clients whose injuries are significant but not catastrophic. If another party’s negligence caused your accident, you have a right to seek compensation for your damages. You can learn more during your free case assessment with our team.
For a free legal consultation with a catastrophic injury lawyer serving Columbus-IN, call 800-333-9999
What Damages are Available in a Columbus, IN, Personal Injury Claim?
The way we get justice for our clients living with catastrophic injuries is to recover compensation for the accident-related expenses and losses they incurred and will likely incur in the future. This may be possible through a negotiated settlement with the insurance company representing the at-fault party or by suing that party directly.
Each case is unique and has its own unique value and recoverable damages. However, these often include:
- Medical bills for current and future care
- Care and support costs, current and ongoing
- Lost income from time missed at work
- Diminished earning capacity if the victim cannot return to their job
- Related expenses, such as prescribed mobility or assistive devices and renovations
- Pain and suffering damages
- Reduced quality of life
- Other intangible damages
- Wrongful death losses if the victim passes away from their injuries
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Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Charge No Upfront Fees or Costs
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys represent clients based on contingency. We never charge upfront costs or fees, and our clients never pay us any fees at all unless we win their case or recover a settlement on their behalf. When we work together, you can count on our team to fight for your best interests—not only because we care, but because it is also in our best interests.
We have recovered more than $1 billion in settlements for our personal injury clients over the years. This includes many families learning to live life in a new way because of catastrophic injuries. We may be able to negotiate a settlement for your damages, or our in-house litigation team can file a complaint in a Bartholomew County, Indiana, civil court and take your case to trial.
You can count on us to develop a strong argument to convince the insurance company, jury, and judge that the accused party caused the accident and injuries. Our lawyers have more than 400 years of combined experience managing cases similar to yours. We know where to look for evidence, how to analyze it, and how to present a convincing case.
Building a Case to Prove Your Columbus, IN, Catastrophic Injury Claim
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, our team manages all aspects of every client’s claim or legal action on their behalf. We will keep you up to date and answer any questions you may have, but you never have to try to figure out what to do next or how to approach your case.
We even give you the information and guidance you need to know when to accept a fair offer during settlement negotiations and will discuss each one with you. However, before we can get to settlement talks, we need to investigate what happened and develop a strong case.
Our team will take these steps, aiming to prove:
- Damages incurred
- Appropriate settlement range based on those damages
The evidence available will differ depending on what happened, but we have the knowledge and resources to call on experts when necessary to help us build a stronger case. This often includes medical experts, specialists, and economists who can help us understand your prognosis, ongoing care needs, and future care costs.
While many of these cases never go to trial, we need to prepare for it. For this reason, it is imperative that we remember the deadline to sue in Indiana. Under IC § 34-11-2-4, we usually only have two years to build our case and begin a personal injury lawsuit.
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Talk to an Attorney About Your Legal Right and Options Today
You can discuss your injuries or your loved one’s accident with an attorney from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers for free today. We provide complimentary consultations for families affected and individuals who suffered catastrophic injuries in Columbus and other areas in Indiana. We want to ensure you have the information you need to make the best choice for your family when it comes to taking legal action.
Call our team to get started today.