Catastrophic injuries occur suddenly and can permanently change your life – and the lives of your loved ones – within a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, they tend to carry dire consequences that will affect your entire future, often resulting in disfigurement, disability and the need for extensive and indefinite medical care.
When this occurs, you need skilled and trustworthy lawyers on your side who have the resources and experience necessary to get you the compensation you deserve for your damages – like our legal team at Meyers & Flowers.
What is a catastrophic injury?
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury that requires extensive medical care, you may be wondering if it’s considered “catastrophic.” Although every case is unique, catastrophic injuries tend to involve the following characteristics:
Disability and disfigurement.
Most catastrophic injuries result in severe, long-term and sometimes permanent disability and disfigurement for the victim.
A lengthy recovery process.
The recovery periods associated with catastrophic injuries tend to be very long and challenging. In many cases, they involve multiple surgeries and lifelong medical care.
An inability to return to work.
Catastrophic injuries affect your entire life and livelihood. Unfortunately, they often prevent the victim from returning to work and earning a living in their field.
Catastrophic injuries are often debilitating, and may prohibit you from performing routine daily activities without assistance. In these cases, you may require a caregiver to help you lead a normal life.
Indefinite or lifelong implications.
Any injury that permanently or indefinitely changes your life is likely catastrophic. These tend to include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, the loss of a limb, partial or complete paralysis, severe burns, fractures, and any injury that results in extensive scarring.
If you’re wondering if your injury is considered catastrophic, please do not hesitate to contact our Peru legal team today. We will review your unique case and help you determine the severity of your injury under Illinois law.
What damages can you recover?
After sustaining a catastrophic injury, there’s a very strong chance that your life and the lives of your loved ones will never be the same. You may need to deal with ongoing medical care, permanent disability and lost wages – all because of someone else’s negligence.
When this occurs, you may be able to recover damages for many of these changes, including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Permanent injury or disability
- The loss of a limb
- Lost wages
- An inability to work
- Physical therapy costs
- Diminished or loss of earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
Experienced catastrophic injury attorneys
At Meyers & Flowers, we are vastly experienced in winning cases involving catastrophic injuries. Though these claims tend to be incredibly complex and drawn-out courtroom battles, we have the resources necessary to emerge victorious. We’re the lawyers you want on your team throughout this challenging journey, because we’ll do everything within our power to win you the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on what’s really important: getting better.