You never saw the accident coming. It just happened, and now you have to deal with a long road of rehabilitation. But life will never be the same. Catastrophic injuries result in severe disability and life changes. When someone else caused your accident, it only makes things worse.
If you have extensive costs related to your catastrophic injury, you may be able to recover compensation from those responsible. The legal team at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers is ready to connect you with an experienced Independence catastrophic injury lawyer.
Defining a Catastrophic Injury
The exact nature of a catastrophic injury varies. A wide range of injuries can fit into this category. But generally, these types of injuries leave you with severe disabilities or deformities. For example, after a catastrophic injury, you likely would be unable to work at your old job or perform your day-to-day activities like you used to.
For example, let’s say you experience a fall that causes a detrimental head injury. Because of the injury, you cannot think and process information in the same way. You have to have more people to help you perform simple tasks, and you need special tools and services to communicate with others. You can no longer work at your job and are trying to get disability payments. This type of injury would be a catastrophic injury.
Or, let’s say you were hurt in a significant work accident, where both of your legs were amputated. You cannot walk and have to use a wheelchair to get around. You have a reduced ability to earn money the way you used to. This would be another example of a catastrophic injury.
And suppose someone else was responsible for your accident. In that case, you may be able to recover compensation to help with some of your costs.
For a free legal consultation with a catastrophic injury lawyer serving Independence, call 800-333-9999
What Sort of Compensation Can I Recover in a Catastrophic Injury Case?
You likely have extensive costs after your injury. For example, you likely have extensive medical bills from the emergency treatment you received and corrective surgeries. But you likely have other medical costs, such as from your physical and occupational therapy, counseling and rehab sessions, and new medications you have had to take to help with your symptoms.
But your costs probably don’t stop at medical treatment. You likely also have renovation costs from working to make your living space handicap accessible. And you now are unable to make money at the job where you used to work.
Compensation from a catastrophic injury case can help cover some of these costs. But there are non-tangible losses you have experienced as well. For example, maybe you are now unable to do or enjoy things you used to be able to do. Perhaps you have experienced severe mental and emotional pain and anguish. Compensation can also be related to these intangible losses.
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Why Should I Work with a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?
Catastrophic injury cases are often complex, so it can be challenging to handle your case independently. Working with an attorney increases your chances of getting a fair settlement in your case. An attorney will also be well versed in the laws that apply to your case and the legal process, making their help a valuable resource.
You also have a limited time to file a catastrophic injury lawsuit. In Kentucky, you usually have about one year to file a lawsuit in a catastrophic injury case under Ky. Rev. Stat. § 413.140(1). A lawyer can help you fill out all the related paperwork so that you do not miss any deadlines related to your case.
Overall, getting legal help can make the entire process of your case go more smoothly and allow you to focus more on recovery.
The Legal Cost of Working with a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
It is perfectly understandable to be worried about legal fees and costs. But we believe in getting you the legal help you need upfront. So, we do not charge you upfront fees or costs. Instead, we take a percentage of what you recover in compensation to cover your legal fees and expenses. We can discuss further about how we charge you at your initial consultation.
What Our Clients Have to Say
We are proud to serve our clients, including those in the Independence area. Clients have been highly satisfied with our services. Here are what just a few of them had to say after working with us:
“David was unbelievable for my family and me. We had an unfortunate loss in our family, and he went above and beyond for use. He was always keeping us informed and was very proactive in communicating with us. I would recommend him to anyone I know that needs his service or guidance because he is great.” ~ Kyle
“Within moments of contacting Isaacs & Isaacs online, I had a representative calling me. She was professional, kind, and understanding and made sure to get the ball rolling. My family was taken care of. I really couldn’t have asked for anything better. I will suggest them to anyone I know in need of similar service.” ~Tiffany
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At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we believe in open dialogue and answering our clients’ questions. A free consultation helps both you and us. We get to go over the facts of your case and whether or not you have a valid claim. You get to understand your legal options and what our firm offers.
You might be feeling overwhelmed, but you don’t have to go through the legal process of your catastrophic injury case alone. We are here to help. Contact us today to get started with your free consultation.