Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in New Haven
Helping Clients Recover from Serious Injuries
While all injuries acquired from accidents can be painful and traumatic, some are more serious and can last longer than others, often having the potential to change your life. Catastrophic injuries can change your job, your marriage, your plans for the future, and much more, which can be as emotionally damaging as they are financially damaging. If you’ve experienced serious injuries that are long-term or permanent, you deserve to be fully compensated by the at-fault party not just so you can handle current expenses, but so you can prepare for future costs, too. Action Law Group cares about our clients and their futures. With more than 40 years of experience, we’ve helped countless clients hold negligent drivers, dog owners, and other entities responsible and recovered damages ranging from lost wages to medical bills. Our New Haven catastrophic injury attorneys are also especially adept at aiding those who have been seriously injured through passionate legal counsel. Though we can’t reverse your injuries, we can get you the care you need to move on and not worry about how you’re going to pay your bills.
What are Catastrophic Injuries?
A catastrophic injury has more damaging effects than a minor injury. Whiplash, cuts and abrasions, and sprains and fractures can inflict pain, but for the most part, they are temporary injuries that a person can heal from in days or weeks, allowing them to return to normal life and go back to work. Catastrophic injuries, on the other hand, can be permanent and prevent victims from ever fully recovering.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal cord or neck injuries, which can cause chronic pain, loss of bowel and bladder control, and respiratory and circulatory problems. These injuries can also cause spasms that are uncontrollable.
- Paralysis, which can be caused by a serious spinal cord injury and be partial or complete. Paralysis may confine you to a wheelchair and require extensive physical therapy, as well as other necessary home arrangements. Some victims living with paralysis need a caregiver at home, such as a spouse.
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries that can result in cognitive dysfunction, emotional challenges, challenges with speech and language, and more.
- Burns, which can costs thousands of dollars to treat in skin grafts and numerous cosmetic surgeries.
Some of these injuries, like limb loss and paralysis, can result in an individual being confined to a wheelchair and render them unable to perform daily tasks or their job responsibilities, meaning they may have to quit their job and consider a whole new career path. Others, like brain injuries, can result in emotional difficulties and change their relationships with their loved ones.
The Lifelong Costs of Catastrophic Injuries
Unfortunately, catastrophic injuries can’t be treated with a onetime surgery. These injuries often require ongoing medical attention, long periods of hospitalization, and the needed help of family members, some of whom may have to change their own lives in order to accommodate your needs. You may be unable to work, which puts you out of an income.
All of this means that you may be heavily impacted by medical bills and future costs – costs you aren’t prepared to pay for.
Damages victims of catastrophic injuries are expected to pay for now and in the future include:
- Emergency medical expenses
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Medical equipment such as lifts, wheelchairs, hospital beds, and more
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Costs to retrofit a home
- Visiting nursing care
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Even if your injuries are already expensive to treat right now, they may worsen over time or you may develop new injuries that require additional care. You need to be prepared for whatever comes your way – our attorneys can help with this need by pursuing the maximum amount of compensation available under the law.
Whether you were paralyzed in a car accident, burned in a dangerous truck accident, or disfigured in a dog attack, you deserve justice. We can put decades of experience and legal success to work for you by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and more so you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay your bills.
What to Do After an Accident
If you’ve been injured in an accident, the most important thing to do is seek medical treatment. A medical professional can treat your wounds and prevent them from getting worse and can diagnose any health conditions that may not be apparent. Sometimes symptoms that people shrug off, like headaches, can be indicators of a more serious injury, like brain trauma.
After you’ve been treated, hire a personal injury attorney to get started on your case as soon as possible. Our attorneys can put our decades of experience to work for you by collecting evidence to strengthen your claim and increase your chances of winning your case. When we take over your case, you can focus on resting.
Call our New Haven attorneys at (203) 439-3143 to obtain the fullest compensation possible in your personal injury case. We strive to remain as accessible to our clients so we can answer your questions when you have them.
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