Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Madison, WI Fighting as an Advocate for Their Clients
The aftermath of an accident can seem overwhelming to navigate, even without severe injuries. It can feel impossible if you or a loved one have experienced catastrophic injuries that have severely impacted your life.
Madison catastrophic injury attorneys are well-versed in helping their clients to overcome the obstacles that catastrophic injuries can create. They are experienced in helping their clients to obtain the compensation they deserve and preserving their rights. Contact our office today at (608) 448-6242 to learn more about your options and how we can best assist you during this difficult time.
What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury can inhibit a person from gainful employment, resulting from long-term or permanent disability. There can be ongoing medical expenses for the victim for an extended period of time or maybe for the rest of their lives. Catastrophic injuries also affect the victim’s family physically and emotionally, as they often require consistent care and supervision.
Catastrophic injuries can include accidental amputations, traumatic brain injury due to concussion, skull fractures or other, back, neck, and shoulder injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries such as damage to the heart, lungs, liver, or spleen, severe burns, or road rash, neurological disorders, eye injuries, and more.
What are Common Causes for Catastrophic Injuries?
Many accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries for our loved ones or us. Some of the most common are car, motorcycle, or truck accidents, but there are several other ways that most don’t often consider. Medical malpractice, for example, can lead to catastrophic injury due to the negligence of the medical staff. Defective products can also lead to damage due to the negligence of the manufacturer of the product. Slips, trips and falls, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, and more are common contributors to catastrophic injury.
What Types of Compensation are Available?
Both economic and non-economic damages can occur in catastrophic injury cases. For most, this can mean unexpected bills for the rest of their life.
Economic damages involve past and present medical bills for injuries incurred in the accident. Past lost wages while you could not work to tend to your wounds. Future lost wages due to the catastrophic injury you have sustained. Funeral or burial expenses that loved ones have incurred after the death of a loved one. Replacement costs associated with repairing or replacing the damaged property, such as the vehicle or personal property, are also economic damages.
Non-economic damages consist of pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of quality of life, and loss of use of a body part such as a foot or an arm. Loss of use of bodily function, such as the loss of eyesight or ability to walk. Extreme scarring or disfigurement due to road rash or burns. The loss of ability to perform everyday chores such as mowing the lawn, getting groceries, and essential self-care, and the cost of having to hire someone to complete these tasks for you or assist you in doing so. Loss of consortium if you can no longer have a physical relationship with your spouse. Wrongful death is also in this category; loved ones may be eligible for compensation due to the loss of their loved ones.
Who is Liable?
In catastrophic injury cases, there is likely more than one responsible party for the injuries. For example, if you were injured in an accident, there may be more than one other car involved in the crash. If you sustained severe injuries in a truck accident, the liable parties might be the driver of the truck and the company they work for. The manufacturer and the seller may be liable if a defective product is involved. The property owner, insurance companies, landlords, and more may be liable if you have suffered injuries due to falling on personal or commercial property.
Why Hire an Attorney?
Catastrophic Injury cases tend to be complex in nature. The injuries can include changes to the life of the affected for an extended period or the rest of their lives. This can mean determining compensation can be challenging. As mentioned above, determining the liable parties involved may also present a challenge. Working with an experienced Wisconsin personal injury lawyer can provide not only peace of mind but invaluable insight as to what you are eligible for and how to pursue the compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Contact our office today at (608) 448-6242 to answer your specific questions. We will work with you to outline the facts of your case and put together a strategy that can allow you to obtain the compensation you deserve during this trying time in your life.