There are many types of injuries sustained in accidents; however, far too often the injuries victims suffer are catastrophic ones. These types of injuries frequently result in severe and permanent disabilities that leave the victim unable to live an active and normal life in the same way they did before the accident. Many victims suffer loss of mobility, cognitive abilities, and/or communication skills.
Catastrophic injuries can happen in any type of accident, but our law firm frequently handles these types of injuries that occurred in the following types of accidents:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
The financial impact of catastrophic injuries can also be devastating to a family. Under Virginia law, victims of accidents caused by another party or entity can pursue an injury lawsuit to obtain both economic and non-economic losses the injuries have caused. This compensation can ensure that the victim receives the medical and rehabilitative care they need, as well as financial support to replace the income they are no longer able to earn for themselves.
- Dealing with Catastrophic Burn Injuries
- Collecting Future Damages in an Accident
- When a Negligent Driver Causes Catastrophic Injuries
What Qualifies as a Catastrophic Injury?
Some of the factors which determine whether or not an injury is considered a catastrophic one include:
- How debilitating is the injury?
- How long is the debilitation associated with the injury expected to last?
- What is the impact on the victim’s life and ability to work that the injury has?
Some of the more common types of catastrophic injuries that the personal injury attorneys at Shapiro & Appleton have handled for victim include:
- Brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Multiple bone fractures
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injuries
When a victim who has suffered catastrophic injuries retains a personal injury attorney from Shapiro & Appleton, we will work diligently to obtain the financial compensation they deserve. Potential damages include:
- All current and future medical expenses
- All current and future lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Permanent disability
- Loss of the ability to enjoy normal life activities
Contact Our Office Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of another party’s negligent or reckless actions, contact a Virginia personal injury attorney from Shapiro & Appleton. Our firm has aggressively advocated for victims and their families for more than three decades and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
It is critical to remember that Virginia has placed a statute of limitation for how long victims have to file a claim for damages against those responsible for their injuries, so do not delay. Failure to file before that legal deadline could mean you lose any chance of ever filing your claim or getting justice against the person responsible for your or your loved one’s injuries.
Contact our office today at 757-204-5231 to set up a free and confidential case evaluation with one of our dedicated Virginia accident attorneys.