Motor-vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and botched surgeries are all situations capable of producing catastrophic injuries. These injuries bring severe damage to just about every aspect of victims’ lives. To restore some security to their and their households’ futures, it is essential for victims to seek compensation for the losses they have sustained.
A Cushing personal injury lawyer at BDIW will work with you to pursue that compensation. You can trust an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer to treat you with respect and compassion while fighting fiercely to hold the at-fault party accountable for paying you every dollar you deserve.
Understanding Catastrophic Injuries
All catastrophic injuries share a “before and after” characteristic. Victims’ lives are remarkably different after the injury than they were before. Whatever your injury, partner with a catastrophic injury lawyer in Cushing as soon as possible after your accident to put yourself in the best position to receive compensation for your losses.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can change how a person thinks, feels, moves, and interacts with others. Cognitive damage can reduce a victim’s ability to reason, think critically, process and analyze information. Learning and remembering may also become a struggle or impossible.
Since the brain “tells” the body’s physical systems how to work, victims can also see diminished or destroyed physical capabilities. They may not be able to breathe independently or control their bladder and bowels. They may lose the ability to swallow, speak, walk, or move other parts of the body.
TBIs may also bring personality changes. Victims can become aggressive, impulsive, and emotionally volatile. Their interactions with friends and loved ones can undergo changes, causing strain within or even ruining relationships.
Spinal Cord Injuries
When the spine sustains trauma, it can bruise or tear, either partially or completely, as explained by Johns Hopkins Medicine. The spinal cord’s job is to carry messages from the brain to other parts of the body, spurring movement or sensation. When those messages cannot be sent, the body cannot respond.
Victims can be paralyzed from a spinal cord injury (SCI) or experience limited or lack of mobility, sensation, or strength in affected parts of the body. SCIs can bring loss of sexual, respiratory, or other physical functioning and leave victims with spastic muscles and chronic pain and vulnerable to developing pressure sores. SCI victims also face significant risk for depression and anxiety.
Burns victims often require skin grafting and other surgeries and face a substantial risk of infection. Burn injuries are extremely painful and, when deep, can damage nerves and tissue beneath the skin as well as internal organs. Burns often cause disfiguring scars that can limit physical function and leave victims self-conscious, anxious, and with other psychological effects.
Amputations and Serious Bone Breaks
Catastrophic bone injuries are often beyond total recovery. Victims may sustain permanent mobility problems, lasting pain, dangerous infections, and nerve damage. These effects can remain even after surgery and rehabilitation measures.
Some accidents cause immediate amputations or later need for amputation. Amputations change how a victim looks and moves through daily life, and these changes can lead to mental health problems. Amputees often battle with feelings of depression, loss, and frustration, and feel socially isolated, according to research from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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The Life-Changes Effects of Catastrophic Injuries
Clearly, catastrophic injuries come with extreme physical effects. Along with pain and altered appearance, victims may not be able to care for themselves independently. If they are part of a household, they may no longer be able to fulfill their family responsibilities.
Catastrophic injuries also bring significant financial fallout. When victims cannot work and earn at the same level they did before the injury–or at all–their financial stability is shaken. The medical care needed to help victims reach maximum recovery, along with other expenses incurred by the accident, add to the financial loss.
Emotional distress is a natural follower of physical and financial costs. Victims grieve the loss of their physical capabilities, may feel like a burden to their families and loved ones, and fear the future. Though without a tangible bill, these emotional effects come at a very high cost.
A Cushing Catastrophic Injury Attorney Will Fight for Your Financial Recovery
The team at BDIW understands the stress faced by catastrophic injury victims. We cannot take away the physical and emotional struggle, but we can fight for financial justice. Compensation can relieve financial burdens, ensure continued access to medical care and psychological counseling, and help you afford opportunities to improve the quality of your changed life.
Managing Your Case
An experienced catastrophic injury attorney in Cushing will manage your case from start to finish. You can count on your attorney to:
- Investigate the accident fully, identifying its cause, and the determining must be held responsible
- Gather evidence to prove the responsible party’s negligence
- Assess your losses thoroughly and make a fair settlement demand
- Negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s representatives
- Represent you at trial if the at-fault party’s representatives do not negotiate fairly, and you opt to take your case to court
Throughout your case, your attorney will communicate with you regularly, keeping you updated on its progress.
At BDIW, our goal is to get you maximum compensation for the damages you have sustained. Every case and settlement is different, making it impossible to offer an average settlement amount. Still, you can trust your attorney will pursue:
- Coverage for financial damages: medical bills, continuing medical needs, lost income and lost future wages and benefits if you cannot return to employment, property damaged or destroyed in the accident, other expenses caused by the accident
- Coverage for pain and suffering: your physical and emotional pain and loss to your enjoyment of life have value, and your lawyer will factor that value into the settlement demand
Some situations allow the collection of punitive damages as well. Your Cushing catastrophic injury attorney will know if your situation applies. If so, the at-fault party may be required to pay you an additional sum as punishment for their appalling negligence.
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We Put Our Best into Your Case
The team at BDIW cares about our clients’ well-being and peace of mind. Connect today to arrange a free case consultation and partner with an attentive, highly skilled Cushing catastrophic injury lawyer. You can trust BDIW to work tirelessly for maximum compensation while attending to your questions and concerns. There is no doubt catastrophic injuries are devastating. We are here to help you work toward a more hopeful future.
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