After some accidents, you may experience temporary pain and heal in a few weeks. But with a catastrophic injury, you can face months or years of lasting physical, emotional, and psychological effects. Not to mention that the more severe your injuries are, the more costly it is to seek the treatment you need to get better or complete everyday tasks.
That’s why the Mishawaka catastrophic injury lawyers at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers are here to guide you through the process of holding negligent parties accountable.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
In Indiana, a catastrophic injury is one that causes extensive bodily harm, resulting in lasting or permanent effects that impair physical and cognitive abilities, per IC § 35-31.5-2-34.5. These are injuries that are likely to result in disability and require continued treatment and significant life adjustments for months, years, or a lifetime.
Some of the most common catastrophic injuries we see in the Mishawaka, Indiana, area include:
- Severe burns
- Severe cuts and bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Internal organ damage
- Illness as a result of exposure to harmful substances
There are many types of accidents that can cause catastrophic injuries. We can help you recover compensation if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury from the following incidents:
We can handle your case if another incident involving negligence caused your injuries, as well.
For a free legal consultation with a catastrophic injury lawyer serving Mishawaka, call 800-333-9999
You Can Seek Compensation for Your Mishawaka Catastrophic Injury
It’s hard to give you an estimate of how much compensation you may be entitled to for your catastrophic injury. That’s because no two catastrophic injury cases are the same, and there are many factors that can impact how much you may be able to recover. These factors include:
- Your age at the time of the accident
- The type and severity of your injuries
- How the injuries occurred
- The cost of accident-related medical bills
- Your prognosis for recovery and future treatment
- The ways in which the injury has impacted your life
Your catastrophic injury attorneys from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers will review these factors and others to provide you with a more accurate calculation of your damages. We will use this figure to negotiate with liable parties and assess settlement offers.
The good news is that, in Indiana, there are no caps on how much you can receive for noneconomic damages in personal injury cases. We can also use current medical bills and insurance statements, physician’s notes, and information from medical industry consultants to determine the true cost of your economic damages, which are also not capped.
We have already recovered more than $2 billion for our clients. Our personal injury lawyers will work hard for a fair settlement. Here are some damages we can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical costs, including surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, medication, in-home care, and medical devices
- Future projected medical costs for ongoing treatment
- Projected costs of home and vehicle alterations to improve or sustain your quality of life
- Lost income and benefits
- Lost or reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional and psychological distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
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You Have a Limited Time to File a Lawsuit for Your Catastrophic Injury
Per IC § 34-11-2-4, you have two (2) years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit and recover compensation through this legal process. If you fail to file your lawsuit by this deadline, you miss out on your chance to receive much-needed financial assistance.
When we pursue compensation for our clients, we often negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company or another liable party to settle out of court and get you your compensation faster and with less stress. But this process can take time to fully understand the severity of your catastrophic injury and its current and future impact on your life.
The sooner you reach out to our team to get this process started, the more time we have to explore other legal options for recovering compensation. For example, we may suggest filing a personal injury lawsuit.
We Help Catastrophic Injury Victims in Mishawaka, IN
You shouldn’t have to pay if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence. The legal team at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers has more than 400 years of combined experience, so we’re equipped to take on complex injury cases like yours. You can focus on healing and recovery while we take care of:
- Compiling evidence and interviewing witnesses
- Investigating the cause of your accident
- Applying Indiana personal injury law to prove negligence
- Calculating your economic and noneconomic damages
- Consulting with medical professionals to better understand your diagnosis and prognosis
- Negotiating with the insurance companies
- Handling all communications from the at-fault party’s representatives
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit
- Representing you in court, if necessary
We are proud to serve the Mishawaka, Indiana, area and ready to get started helping you and your family.
The team at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers strives to make every client and their family feel comfortable and supported. That’s why we’re proud to serve families from many different backgrounds in Northern Indiana.
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Choose Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers for Your Catastrophic Injury Case
We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. That means you don’t pay until we win or settle your case. We’ll never charge you any upfront costs or retainer fees to get our dedicated legal advice while working on your case. We will also provide you regular updates so you know what progress we’ve made and what steps we’re planning to take next.
Contact our office today for your free, no-obligation case review to get started.