Chicago Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Helping Those Who Suffered Catastrophic Injuries in Accidents Hold the Negligent Individuals and Entities at Fault Accountable
The strength it takes to recover from a catastrophic injury will push even the strongest of us to our limits. The reason is that not only must victims deal with the injuries, but they also are expected to handle:
- Unaffordable hospital bills
- The mental and physical burden from suffering a severe and possibly permanent injury
- The loss of their job and income
- The possible loss of their physical ability to live independently without assistance
What makes the aftermath of a catastrophic injury even worse for many victims and their families is if another individual or entity’s negligence led to the accident that caused the injury. They should not be able to get away with that. Fortunately, victims and their families often have the option to file a catastrophic injury claim to ensure those responsible for their injury are held accountable, and they have the opportunity to recover the compensation they need for current and future medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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Types of Catastrophic Injuries
There are several types of injuries that can be characterized as catastrophic. A few of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries & neurological damage
- Spinal cord injuries & paralysis
- Birth injuries
- Severe burns
- Loss of hearing
- Eye injuries & blindness
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Accidental amputations
How Do I Know If I Can File a Catastrophic Injury Claim?
In some cases, just because someone suffers a catastrophic injury does not necessarily mean that they have grounds for a lawsuit. First, to be eligible to file an injury claim, the incident that caused your catastrophic injury must have been the fault of another person or an entity (business, school, government institution, et cetera).
Second, you must be able to prove that the individual or entity at fault caused your catastrophic injury. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you figure out if you should file a lawsuit or not. An injury lawyer can examine your situation, determine if you have a claim, and guide you through the legal process of holding those responsible for your injury accountable.
Proving a Catastrophic Injury Claim
There is nothing simple about proving a catastrophic injury claim. However, if you have a solid case and an experienced attorney helping you, you have a good chance of holding those who caused your injury accountable. In most cases, you must meet the following criteria to prove your catastrophic injury claim:
- Duty of Care – You must establish that the person or entity that caused your injury owed you a duty of care.
- Breach of Duty of Care – You must prove that those who caused your injury breached the duty of care they owed you.
- Cause – You must show that the individual or entity’s negligence led to your injury.
- Damages – You must provide evidence that you suffered harm (injuries, property damage, loss of income, et cetera) because of the accident that led to your injury.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Chicago Catastrophic Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury due to another individual or entity’s negligence, let us help you. At Pissetzky Law LLC, we have seen the devastating circumstances that victims who suffer catastrophic injuries can face. They are often too injured to work, leaving them powerless to help as hospital bills pile up and their family struggles just to get by.
No one should have to deal with those types of circumstances, especially when it isn’t their fault they are in that position. We understand that, and we know how to help victims fight back. Our catastrophic injury lawyers have more than 20 years of legal experience. During that time, we have helped hundreds of victims and their families hold those responsible for their injuries accountable and secure the compensation they need to move forward into a brighter future.
To schedule a free confidential consultation with us, call (312) 883-9466 or get in touch with us online today. Se habla Español. Mówimy po polsku.