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.