When Should I Contact a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?
When Should I Contact a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?
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When Should I Contact a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?
If you or someone you love has been hurt because of another person’s negligent behavior, you may be owed significant financial compensation. Following an accident or injury, it is normal to consider contacting a catastrophic injury lawyer.
However, most victims have very little experience with the legal process. Even if you know that you have a strong case, you might not know when to contact a personal injury attorney.
Below, we will discuss several important issues related to tort cases involving catastrophic injuries. When you have suffered severe physical or mental damage as a result of another party’s actions, you deserve justice.
You should not have to manage the financial difficulties that resulted from an injury that someone else caused. Contacting a skilled catastrophic injury lawyer can help you to recover the money that you need to get your life back on track.
The skilled legal team at Morgan & Morgan has decades of experience representing the interests of catastrophic injury victims. We know what it takes to file a successful personal injury claim.
When you hire our firm, we will examine the facts of your case and fight for maximum recovery for you. Fill out the simple contact form on the Morgan & Morgan website to arrange a free legal evaluation today.
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What Are Catastrophic Injuries?
Anytime you have been injured, it could have an effect on your daily life. This is especially true when an injury is severe.
The term “catastrophic injury” refers to damage resulting in certain types of illnesses, bodily damage, and disabilities. Catastrophic injuries are the most severe types of bodily harm that a person can experience.
Most injury victims are unsure about the types of issues and conditions that qualify as catastrophic. Certain outcomes can result in the categorization of injuries as catastrophic.
For instance, the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research maintains that the following outcomes are indicative of a catastrophic injury:
- The injury is fatal
- The injury leads to a permanent disability
- The injury leads to severe neck or head trauma
There are many medical and legal challenges that arise from cases involving these injuries. A catastrophic injury lawyer will have plenty of experience navigating these complex and nuanced claims.
Some of the most common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Shattered and broken bones
- Severe burns
- Partial or total paralysis
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- And more
If your injury has caused significant disruption in your day-to-day life, it may qualify as catastrophic. Speak with a skilled injury attorney to explore all of your legal options and recover the money that is rightfully yours.
How a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Can Help You
Most people are unsure about how a personal injury lawyer will help them recover compensation. An accident or injury claim involves many complex legal requirements and deadlines.
When you hire one of the accomplished attorneys at Morgan & Morgan, we will handle every element of your injury claim. You should not have to worry about managing the logistical complexities of a legal case.
The legal team at Morgan & Morgan will oversee the following components of your personal injury case:
- Drafting and filing critical legal paperwork
- Determining the liable party or parties in your case
- Accurately estimating the value of your personal injury claim
- Speaking with experts and specialists
- Collecting testimony from witnesses to the accident
- Reviewing relevant medical documents
- Assessing information from police reports
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
- Building a powerful legal case
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit if negotiations fail
Sometimes, injury victims believe that they can handle a legal claim on their own. In cases involving catastrophic injuries, this is ill-advised.
The legal process is highly complex in every case. But when an accident results in a catastrophic injury, the resulting claim becomes more complicated.
The accomplished catastrophic injury lawyers at Morgan & Morgan have a thorough knowledge of the relevant laws and statutes in accident cases. We will ensure that you do not accept an unreasonable or lowball settlement offer.
Instead, we will fight diligently to recover maximum compensation for you. Catastrophic injuries often result in skyrocketing medical bills, lost income, and other financial hardships.
Our firm has a long track record of winning the money that our clients deserve. We believe the victims of catastrophic injuries deserve justice.
One of the most important services that a catastrophic injury lawyer provides is negotiating on behalf of their clients. It is important to remember that insurance companies are not operating in the best interests of claimants.
In the aftermath of an accident or injury, the goal of insurance providers is to minimize the amount that they pay to the victim. This helps them to bolster their bottom line and increase their profits.
When you hire one of the skilled attorneys at Morgan & Morgan, we will negotiate with the relevant insurance company effectively. Our legal professionals know the negotiation strategies that adjusters use to undermine or dismiss valid claims.
We will ensure that these tactics do not work to invalidate your catastrophic injury case. Our legal experts have years of experience negotiating successfully on behalf of our clients.
With Morgan & Morgan, you can rest assured that your injury claim is in good hands. This will allow you to prioritize your health, well-being, and physical recovery.
What are the Typical Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?
Severe and catastrophic injuries can arise from a wide variety of circumstances. Many kinds of accidents can cause victims to suffer catastrophic injuries.
Some of the most common mishaps that lead to catastrophic injuries include:
- Medical malpractice and medical negligence
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Defective product and product liability mishaps
- Sports and athletics accidents
Many catastrophic injuries can be made worse by the presence of multiple types of bodily damage. Severe bodily trauma can lead to the following types of conditions:
- Brain damage
- Internal organ damage
- Extensive burns
- Ongoing disabilities
- And more
Because of the possibility of long-term consequences, it is vital to speak with a catastrophic injury lawyer soon after your accident. Severe injuries can decrease your quality of life permanently.
A successful legal case could be your best chance to recover the money that you need to move forward.
Types of Financial Recovery in Catastrophic Injury Claims
After a catastrophic injury, victims face more than just the physical and mental consequences of their accident. Those with physical damage also experience skyrocketing medical costs and other expenses.
With the help of a seasoned personal injury attorney, you can pursue compensation for any negative outcomes associated with your accident. Even if you know that you are owed money, you may be uncertain about common types of financial recovery in catastrophic injury claims.
Like other types of tort cases, catastrophic injury claims typically involve two primary categories of financial recovery for the victim. These categories are “economic” and “non-economic” damages.
This type of financial compensation is meant to make up for the direct financial losses that the victim experienced. Accidents and injuries can cause significant monetary expenses for victims.
With the help of a personal injury attorney, you can pursue repayment for the associated costs and debts. Some of the most common examples of economic damages in catastrophic injury cases include:
- The cost of current medical care and treatments
- Anticipated future medical expenses
- Property damage from the accident
- Lost income and wages caused by missed work
- Any other associated monetary losses
An experienced legal expert can accurately estimate the economic damages in your catastrophic injury case. Your legal representative will review receipts, invoices, and other documents to find the sum of financial losses from your accident.
Not every negative outcome from a catastrophic injury involves monetary loss for the victim. In fact, some of the most devastating consequences of personal injuries do not result in financial expenses.
Payments intended to compensate for these types of losses are called “non-economic” damages. Some typical examples of non-economic damages in catastrophic injury cases include compensation for:
- Physical pain and discomfort
- Mental distress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Inability to engage in recreational activities
It can be very difficult to calculate the value of non-economic damages in a personal injury case. Because of this, you should consult with an experienced attorney.
For instance, how much is it worth to be unable to sit or stand comfortably? What is the price of chronic pain?
These questions are challenging to answer. A seasoned legal professional will understand how to fight for maximum non-economic damages in your case.
How Can I Afford a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?
The reputable lawyers at the firm of Morgan & Morgan understand that injury victims face many financial challenges. Because of this, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis.
With a contingency fee payment structure, you will not owe a single cent until our attorneys get money for you. When you hire our firm, we will agree to a percentage of the recovery from your catastrophic injury case.
After we have successfully won or settled your claim, the agreed-upon percentage will cover the costs of legal services. This means that you can afford to pursue legal action with no upfront costs.
You should never hire an attorney or firm that demands payment before taking your case.
Are Quick Insurance Settlements Better?
The answer to this question will be different in different circumstances. Still, it is critical to consult with a catastrophic injury attorney before speaking with an insurance adjuster.
Most insurance companies hope to settle claims quickly to avoid further legal liability. This often results in victims receiving inadequate payments. Do not let this happen to you.
The team at Morgan & Morgan knows how to negotiate with insurance providers to protect your interests.
Morgan & Morgan Is Ready to Fight for You
When you need the best representation available, look no further than America’s largest personal injury law firm–Morgan & Morgan. Since our firm’s founding in 1988, we have fought tirelessly for the victims of catastrophic injuries.
Our attorneys believe that injury victims deserve compensation for all of the losses that they have sustained. Contact our compassionate lawyers to pursue maximum financial recovery in your catastrophic injury case.
No claim is too complex or difficult. When you fill out the contact form on the Morgan & Morgan website, our friendly staff will arrange a no-cost case evaluation for you. Contact us today.