Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
A catastrophic injury is one that leaves the victim permanently disabled or unable to fully recover. Catastrophic injuries may occur in a number of ways; for example, traffic accidents, worksite negligence, product defects or intentional assault, just to name a few.
Catastrophic injuries can also take many forms, including:
- Limb amputations;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Nerve damage;
- Serious burns;
- Blindness; and
The effects of a catastrophic injury are extensive and may deprive a person of their independence. From disability and chronic pain to anxiety, post-traumatic stress and even insolvency, those who wrongfully suffer catastrophic injuries can quickly become overwhelmed and not know where to turn for relief. When you are at your most vulnerable, you need an advocate with the training to shoulder some of your burden. Our legal team has the expertise to help you get the care you need now and in the future. If you have been seriously injured, call the Law Office of Richard Schechter today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
The Impacts Of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries have an immense physical, emotional, and financial impact on not just the person injured, but their entire family. Permanent disabling injuries can leave you feeling powerless and without hope. Your body doesn’t function like it did before. Your time is consumed with doctor appointments and physical therapy. You can’t practice hobbies or favorite pastimes like you used to. You suffer grief due to the personal losses you have sustained, as well as and the effect your injury has on your loved ones.
Catastrophic injuries create a serious financial strain on the family. Medical bills accumulate quickly. When one family member can no longer earn a living, others have to step up and try to fill the void– often unsuccessfully. Sometimes a person’s home must be modified to accommodate their disability. The unknown cost of future medical care can be daunting. Our expert legal team will calculate past and future damages and fight for every dollar you will need to achieve maximum recovery and quality of life.
What To Expect From the Insurance Company
Unfortunately, insurance companies will take advantage of your vulnerability when you need help the most. After an accident, the responsible party may immediately start taking steps to avoid liability. They will seek anyone else to blame and most likely point the finger at you. The insurance company will sometimes try to delay paying your claim until it’s too late to file a lawsuit. At the other extreme, the carrier might try to rush the process and convince you to settle your claim before you can determine what you are truly owed. If the insurance company is pressuring you to sign a settlement agreement, you need to hire a lawyer who can ensure you are getting a full and fair settlement.
Why You Need a Lawyer
When you hire our firm, we will fully investigate your case and deal with the insurance company to get you the fullest recovery possible. We have negotiated claims for almost 40 years and, in our experience, will get you a larger settlement than you can get on your own. If the insurance company refuses to offer a full and fair settlement, we will take them to trial to seek the full and fair recovery you deserve. Further, we work on a contingent fee basis; that means we don’t get paid unless you do.
At the Law Office of Richard Schechter, you are not just a file number. We know that your circumstances are unique, and we pride ourselves on getting to know you and your family. We are here to listen and work with you to help you keep moving forward.
Damages We Can Help You Recover
The damages you can be compensated for following a catastrophic injury include:
- Medical costs;
- Physical therapy;
- Occupational therapy;
- Assistive devices and prosthetics;
- Lost earnings;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of enjoyment of life; and
- Repair or replacement of damaged property.
We have decades of experience gathering the evidence to win the highest recovery possible. To get full compensation, you will need experts like doctors, therapists, mental health professionals, life care planners, and economists to testify on your behalf about the damages you have suffered. We have the resources and relationships necessary to fully present your claim. The insurance company responsible for paying your claim is financially motivated to pay the lowest settlement possible. We are motivated to obtain the largest recovery possible.
If you have experienced a catastrophic injury, your focus should be on your rehabilitation. If you hire our firm, we will focus on the preparation and details of your case while you move on with your life. Getting a full recovery is a time-consuming process. We will fight aggressively to get you the fullest monetary compensation possible while you work aggressively to achieve the fullest physical and emotional recovery possible. If you have been seriously injured in an accident, call the Law Office of Richard Schechter today for a free case evaluation.
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