A catastrophic injury can change a person and a family forever. Victims suffer not just physically but also emotionally, psychologically, and financially. The shock, sadness, anger, frustration, and grief can be overwhelming as injured victims come to terms with their new reality.
There’s also a deep sense of injustice, particularly when the catastrophic injury was caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions.
If you or a family member has suffered severe and life-altering injuries in an accident that could have been prevented, you need to learn about your options for pursuing compensation from the at-fault party. You may be entitled to money to pay your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage expenses, as well as compensation, to account for the pain and suffering you have endured.
At Lichtenstein Law Group PLC, our Roanoke, Virginia personal injury lawyers have almost 100 years of combined legal experience helping accident victims and their families get the justice they deserve. We understand the pressures that people face as they struggle to get their lives back on track, and we work hard to take as much of the burden off our clients as we can.
Schedule a free consultation now to discuss the details of your case with our skilled attorneys. We can answer all your questions, review your legal options, and explain what you can expect moving forward.
After a serious accident, victims are lucky if they get to walk away with just scrapes and bruises. More often than not, though, serious accidents result in catastrophic injuries, which can be characterized by:
The long-lasting impact of the injury. A catastrophic injury is one that impairs body functions, causes permanent disfigurement, or jeopardizes the victim’s life.
The need for extensive medical treatment. Surgeries, hospitalizations, long-term rehabilitation, and assisted living or in-home care may be necessary to treat victims of catastrophic injuries.
The inability to return to work. A catastrophic injury would prevent a victim from going back to work, sometimes leaving the person permanently disabled.
The loss of enjoyment of life. A victim may no longer be able to participate in the types of everyday activities he or she did before, such as playing with children, cooking, doing yard work, etc. The big and little things that create joy in a person’s life can be taken away due to a catastrophic injury.
When our knowledgeable catastrophic personal injury attorneys evaluate your case, we will take into account all the effects of your injury, including challenges you are expected to face in the future. These damages will be factored into the amount of financial compensation we will demand you.
Because serious accidents often leave a victim with complex and sometimes multiple injuries, every case we handle is unique. The same injury can affect different people in different ways, so we take an individualized approach to each case.
Some of the common types of catastrophic injury cases that our law firm handles include:
Head and traumatic brain injury: Serious blows to the head can cause not only physical damage but drastic changes to emotional and psychological functioning. The victim may never be the same again. In the most severe cases, the person may be left in a vegetative state or dead.
Spinal cord injury: Catastrophic injuries to the back or neck can damage the spinal cord, leaving a person paralyzed, either partially or totally.
Burn injuries: Severe burns can damage skin, muscle, bones, and nerves, causing permanent disfigurement and excruciating pain. Burn victims are also at high risk for potentially fatal infections.
Broken bones: Fractures of the hip, pelvis, arms, legs, or other bones can lead to lasting problems with mobility and ongoing pain.
Internal organ damage: Catastrophic injuries such as collapsed lungs, ruptured spleens, and kidney damage can leave victims struggling to return to the life they once knew.
Amputation: Severe accidents can cause traumatic amputations (loss of a limb), or a serious injury to a limb may ultimately lead to surgical amputation.
Loss of eyesight or hearing: Any injury that results in the inability to see or hear is life-altering.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident, you are likely facing a long road to recovery ─ and the idea that your life may never be the same. Our dedicated Roanoke catastrophic injury attorneys at Lichtenstein Law Group can help you determine who may be held liable for your accident and what types of compensation you may be entitled to recover.
Schedule a free consultation with our lawyers today.
The sad truth is that many catastrophic injuries could have been prevented. Negligence, carelessness, and reckless disregard for the safety of others are to blame in many cases. At Lichtenstein Law Group, our skilled trial attorneys have extensive experience holding at-fault parties accountable for injuries caused by:
Do not hesitate to seek legal advice if you or a family member has suffered a serious injury in an accident that was not your fault. You have a right to demand payment for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages from the responsible party.
When you are choosing an attorney to handle your complex personal injury claim, you need a lawyer with extensive experience both in settlement negotiations and in the courtroom. Cases involving catastrophic injury also involve a lot of money, which means insurance companies will fight tooth and nail to keep from paying.
Our skilled Virginia personal injury attorneys prepare every case for trial. We are always ready to argue a case through to verdict, so insurance companies know we are serious about demanding maximum compensation for our clients.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our respected litigation team. Our attorneys will travel anywhere in Virginia to meet with you, including Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Norfolk, and the surrounding communities.