Catastrophic injuries are extremely serious injuries that may result in permanent disability, long-lasting medical conditions, and a shortened life expectancy. They typically affect at least one system of the body and can be incredibly painful.
Catastrophic injuries include:
- brain injuries
- head injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- loss of eyesight
- loss of hearing
These injuries can be caused by severe car or truck accidents, construction or industrial accidents, medical malpractice, or other forms of negligence. They can cause financial and emotional devastation in addition to the physical injuries. Legislatures throughout the country have set restrictions – often quite low – on the amount of “non-economic” damages a person can recover in catastrophic injury cases. A firm experienced in handling such lawsuits can help recover compensation for the damages that the victim or his/her loved one has suffered, including: lost wages; loss of enjoyment of life; mental anguish; pain and suffering; lost future wages; permanent disability; and medical bills.
If you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic injury, put our firm to work for you. Wilkes & McHugh has more than 30 years of experience representing victims who have suffered catastrophic injury or death.