Being the victim of an accident that someone else may have caused is always a challenging experience. It can be particularly painful for a victim to move on from such an experience if an accident left them with life-changing injuries.
Have you been seriously injured? Do you suspect you would not have been if another party wasn’t negligent? If so, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Review your case with our Chester County, Pennsylvania catastrophic injury attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay to learn more.
An injury that qualifies as “catastrophic” will usually be one that involves an injury to the spinal cord or brain, although there are exceptions. This is because such injuries have a significant potential to permanently impact a victim’s quality of life. For example, after an accident resulting in catastrophic injury, a victim might:
Being injured in such a way will naturally be a devastating experience. A victim will almost certainly require medical treatment for their injuries, and will possibly require continuous medical care for the remainder of their life. This will place them under a tremendous financial burden. The fact that a victim will not be able to work and earn an income will exacerbate their financial woes.
A catastrophic injury’s impact on a victim’s quality of life must also be accounted for when truly assessing the damage such an injury can do. For example, catastrophic injuries frequently prevent victims from caring for themselves, engaging in activities they once enjoyed, traveling without the assistance of others, and maintaining intimate relationships with their partners. They may also cause victims to struggle with lifelong pain. These difficulties can all significantly impact a victim’s emotional health.
The following examples are among the most common forms of catastrophic injuries:
You will hopefully never sustain any such injuries. However, if you do, you must be aware of your legal options.
Accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries are often caused by the negligence of another party. For example, if you are seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, there’s virtually no question that you would not have been injured if the driver never made the decision to get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol.
It may not be possible to fully restore your old quality of life after a serious accident. That said, if someone else caused that accident, you may at least seek compensation for such losses as your medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. The most common way to do so is typically to file a claim to collect from the negligent party’s insurance. If their insurer won’t agree to a fair settlement or the negligent party does not have insurance, you may file a claim to pursue damages in court. Speak with a Chester County catastrophic injury lawyer for more information.
It’s not uncommon for catastrophic injury victims to be met with resistance from law firms and liable parties when seeking compensation. Our professionals at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay will help maximize your odds of recovering the compensation for which you may be eligible by thoroughly documenting your losses and negotiating on your behalf. Learn more about how we can help by calling us at 215-665-1100 or contacting us online to schedule a free consultation today.