Damages in a Catastrophic Injury Claim
A personal injury of any type can set you back financially as well as cause you undue pain and suffering. Litigation surrounding a standard personal injury case can still be complex and require a careful eye for detail and a tenacious lawyer by the plaintiff’s side. By definition, catastrophic or serious injuries are personal injuries that last a lifetime, cause total debilitation of the victim, or damage the spine or brain.
Some forms of catastrophic injuries include:
- 3rd-degree burns
- Paralysis (spine damage)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Disfigurement (facial scarring)
- Shattered bones or joints
In addition to causing much more harm than an average injury, a catastrophic injury also requires greater expenses if the victim wants to fully recover in as much comfort as possible. Figuring out that amount is not as straightforward as looking at a medical bill, though.
How to Assess the Damages of a Catastrophic Injury Claim
If you got a cut on your arm that required stitches, you probably only need one visit to the hospital and so you will know what the whole ordeal will cost you upfront. A catastrophic injury rarely requires just one hospital visit and rarely heals entirely without some sort of complication or hardship. For this reason, when you are pursuing compensation for your injuries in a personal injury lawsuit, you need to look beyond initial medical bills and consider the treatments required in the future.
Predicting those costs is not something the average person can do, however. It takes years of experience working with personal injury cases and claims to create a fair and accurate estimation. Additionally, the difficulties you can face in your day-to-day life after a serious injury can be vexing and taxing. To figure out what sort of monetary compensation you deserve due to those inconveniences also requires a highly-experienced injury lawyer.
If you have been in seriously injured, our Joplin personal injury attorneys at Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci can help you create a claim that accounts for all of your related expenses, present now and in the future. Call 417.313.1130 to request a free case evaluation during which we can discuss your injuries and who you think is the cause of them. We are also available to help clients in Springfield, Missouri.