No one ever expects to suffer devastating, catastrophic injuries. When you have endured injuries of this nature, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and scared of what the future might bring. You might be critically injured, but you can still protect yourself and your family.
When someone else is responsible for causing an accident that resulted in your catastrophic injury, you have the right to full compensation. You do not have to go through these difficult times on your own. Let an experienced catastrophic injury attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson advocate for your rights.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Sadly, under the worst of circumstances, nearly any type of accident can cause a catastrophic injury. With that being said, there are several kinds of accidents we see in court that occur more often than others. These include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Work injuries
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Dog bites
- Defective products
Of course, there are many other types of accidents and incidents that are capable of causing catastrophic injuries. If you are unsure whether you have grounds for a claim, contact our office for in-depth analysis with a catastrophic injury lawyer.
Compensation for Victims of a Catastrophic Injury
When you have suffered a catastrophic injury, your life may be changed forever. You have the right to be compensated for every single loss. Many catastrophic injury victims assume that they can only be repaid for financially based, or economic damages. These often consist of:
- Loss of future potential earnings
- Loss of income
- Unexpected child care expenses
- Costs of household maintenance
- Increased insurance premiums
- Medical expenses and equipment
- Property damage
But when you have been catastrophically injured, you also have the right to be compensated for non-financial, or non-economic damages. Some common non-economic damages that are awarded in catastrophic injury claims include:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
- Loss of companionship and love
- Reputational damage
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
It is also possible that you could be awarded punitive damages. The courts may determine that such an award is necessary when the defendant’s actions are considered reprehensible or grossly negligent. You can think of punitive damages as the court system’s way of punishing liable parties and sending a message to the public that such actions are not going to be tolerated by the court.
Your catastrophic injury lawyer will consider all of the ways your life has been turned upside down by your injuries in order to accurately calculate the value of your claim.
Reach Out To a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Today
When you have suffered a catastrophic injury and you are not sure where to turn for help, contact an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer at Colson Hicks Eidson.
Our firm proudly offers free, no-obligation consultations to catastrophic injury victims across the state. Take advantage of this opportunity when you fill out our quick contact form. Or call our office at 305-476-7400 to get started on your claim.