When a catastrophic injury occurs, it can be overwhelming and emotionally challenging for a victim. If you’ve been injured in an accident, the last thing you want to worry about is the legal side. A catastrophic injury lawyer can evaluate your case, collect evidence, negotiate with the insurer, and represent you at trial if necessary to ensure you recover total compensation for all losses.
Catastrophic injury lawyers understand the severity of the injuries involved and how difficult your recovery can be. They know the damages involved are different than other kinds of personal injuries.
What Does a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Do?
When you’re facing a catastrophic injury, the attorneys at Issacs & Issacs Personal Injury Lawyers can handle the complexities of the legal process and let you recover. Our team will do the following:
Evaluate Your Case and Advise You on Your Claim’s Validity
Our priority is to evaluate your case and determine if it’s valid. We’ll launch an investigation to determine negligence and liability. We’ll help you file a personal injury case within the state’s deadlines if everything checks out.
Collect Evidence from Witnesses and Police Reports
If you’ve been injured in an accident, we’ll obtain data from all parties involved as soon as possible to preserve all available evidence.
We do this by interviewing witnesses and gathering any other information from police reports or other sources, such as medical records or surveillance videos from nearby businesses where cameras might have footage of the accident.
Negotiate with the Insurer and Other Defendants
We’ll arrange meetings to negotiate with insurance adjusters on your behalf for a full settlement. Our team will argue your case and fight to get you the maximum available compensation according to your injuries and not settle for any lowball offer.
Represent You at Trial if Necessary
If your case goes to court, we’ll also represent you there and hire expert witnesses to testify if necessary. We’ll handle the litigation process so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries instead of worrying about the legalities.
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What Catastrophic Injuries Do Our Lawyers Handle?
Our law firm has helped victims of different types of catastrophic injuries recover damages. Here are some of the cases we handle:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
A TBI occurs due to an external force causing physical damage to the brain. If you have a TBI, you may need treatment for weeks or months before returning to normal activities. Sometimes, victims are permanently disabled by the injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)
If you suffer a spinal cord injury, it could mean paralysis from the neck or waist down. A spinal cord injury will likely result in permanent disability, meaning victims might never walk again after sustaining the injury.
A third-degree burn is the most severe type because it involves all three layers of skin: epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. This type of burn leaves severe scarring and disfigurement, which can devastate your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Loss of Limb (Amputation)
Suppose you’ve lost an arm or leg due to an accident. In that case, our personal injury lawyers can help you seek disability compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, and other damages.
Permanent Disfigurement or Facial Scarring
People who suffer these injuries undergo medical treatments and reconstructive surgery. Apart from the physical pain, we could also pursue compensation for the mental trauma caused by the injuries because they often alter the appearance of the victims.
Permanent Impairment of a Function
Some examples of permanent impairment include loss of hearing, permanent paralysis, removal of an organ (like a kidney), and brain damage. When dealing with these injuries, we often wait until they heal for the doctor to assess the exact extent of the impairment. It often takes one year or more to establish the extent of these injuries.
What Is the Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries?
We will pursue economic and non-economic damages caused by your catastrophic injury. Here are some of the compensatory damages Darryl “The Hammer” Isaacs can help you get:
- Medical bills and future treatment costs, including therapy and at-home care
- The cost of medical devices, like a wheelchair, and installing a ramp at home
- Lost wages, past and future
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death, if a loved one dies due to a catastrophic injury
Is There a Deadline for Filing a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit?
Yes. The deadline is known as the statute of limitations. Different states have different deadlines for filing a catastrophic injury lawsuit, as follows:
- Indiana: IC §34-11-2-4 gives you two years to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Ohio: Ohio Revised Code §2305.10 gives you two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, while Ohio Revised Code §2125.02 also gives you two years to file for wrongful death.
- Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. §413.140(1) gives victims only one year to file a personal injury lawsuit. In comparison, Ky. Rev. Stat. §413.180 also gives the family members of someone who dies from a catastrophic injury one year to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
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Let Us Handle Your Catastrophic Injury Case
We know how daunting legal jargon and the world of litigation can feel. At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re an in-house litigation team dedicated to helping you pursue total compensation for all your damages.
Our lawyers have successfully handled numerous catastrophic injury cases resulting from car accidents, construction accidents, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, and product liability. We’re ready to handle your case. Contact us for a free consultation.