Catastrophic injuries are different than other kinds because they leave you with devastating damage to your mind or body. You might have a traumatic brain injury, paralysis or have to go through an amputation. Catastrophic injuries often result in permanent disability.
To bring a catastrophic injury case, you’ll need to do a few things. First, you have to show that you were hurt by the other party as a result of their error. For example, if the operating surgeon on your case injured you, then they owed you a duty of care and breached it. Then, you’ll need to show that you suffered financially as a result.
How can my personal injury attorney help my case?
Your personal injury attorney will help by helping develop your case. Their goal is to show how you were hurt and why it should be the other party who is held responsible. They’ll interview witnesses and get expert witnesses to show how serious your injuries are to the court.
Your attorney will also be there to guide you through the legal process. Your attorney can tell you which types of documents will be needed and make sure to help you prepare a statement if you’d like to make one. Showing the severity of your injury is the goal so that you can get the best possible settlement or award at trial.
In a successful claim, you may be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering, loss of earnings, medical expenses and more. Our site has more on what to expect after a catastrophic injury.