A catastrophic personal injury devastates the injured person’s life, causing long-term or permanent disability or disfigurement. Catastrophic injuries typically require years-long or lifetime medical treatment or care and often prevent the injured person from being able to earn a living or take care of themselves. This is why it’s essential to consult a catastrophic injury lawyer if you or your loved one has had this type of accident. Keep reading to learn more.
What is Considered a Common Catastrophic Injury?
Common catastrophic personal injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries that cause paralysis
- Severe burns
- Loss of limbs
- Birth injuries
Compensation for Catastrophic Personal Injuries
When someone has a catastrophic personal injury, they need tremendous assistance, including medical and rehabilitative care and replacement for lost income. These needs will continue for years or, in many cases, for the rest of their lives. They also deserve compensation for the many ways their injuries have prevented them from enjoying their lives the way they used to before they got hurt, for their emotional and mental pain, and for the impact of their injuries on their families.
When somebody else’s negligence caused the catastrophic personal injury, Maine law gives the injured person the right to seek compensation from the person or company at fault. The compensation awarded in catastrophic personal injury cases is usually substantial because the injured person’s needs are significant.
What Legal Steps Can You Take Next?
Suppose you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic personal injury that was at least partially caused by someone else’s negligence. In that case, you should talk to an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer to find out if you have a good case for seeking compensation.
If you go ahead with a claim or a lawsuit, your legal team will investigate and gather evidence to show what caused your injuries and who was at fault. They will also gather proof showing the full extent of your injuries, the impact of those injuries on your life, and the length of time you are likely to continue to need care. This process often involves consulting with medical and economic experts who can testify about the likely future course of your injuries and financial needs.
The catastrophic injury lawyers at Garmey Law have the experience and resources to help you obtain the compensation you deserve to meet your needs for as long as you continue to require care for your injuries or suffer from their effects. We are committed to fighting for the underdog and will negotiate fiercely with the negligent party’s insurance company on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair settlement. If the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair amount, we will use our litigation experience to fight for your rights in court. The Garmey Law team has received some of the highest jury verdicts in Maine, including multi-million dollar verdicts for severely injured people.
To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at (207) 481-4683 or contact us online – we would be glad to provide a free consultation and case evaluation.