Most people who endure an injury will eventually make a full recovery with medical treatment and rehabilitation. Sadly, the same cannot be said for those who endure catastrophic injuries. By definition, a catastrophic injury will never fully heal. People hurt in these types of accidents suffer permanent harm to their physical health and may be unable to earn a living or participate in hobbies they once enjoyed.
If you or a loved one were catastrophically injured by another party, we believe you deserve the best. A Pevely catastrophic injury lawyer at OnderLaw can work to prove the other party liable for your accident and demand the compensation needed to set things right.
Our attorneys have decades of experience and know what it takes to fight and win on behalf of people like you. Unlike a lot of firms, we won’t settle for the first lowball settlement offer that comes along. We will be with you every step of the way in putting your life back together.
An injury is catastrophic when it prevents the victim from making a full recovery. It has nothing to do with how the accident occurred or if the injury is another person’s fault. “Catastrophic” simply describes the severity of the injury.
Catastrophic injuries leave an individual with reduced physical or mental capacities, impacting their ability to earn a living or enjoy life. These injuries also usually require the victim to seek continued medical care for the rest of their life.
Common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
Our Pevely personal injury attorneys can help you identify if you or someone you love is suffering catastrophic injuries and help you and your family seek appropriate compensation.
The core of any personal injury case is proving that another party is responsible for the injury. This is also true for catastrophic injury cases, which may result from any incident that warrants a typical personal injury claim. Car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle wrecks, slip and falls, defective product incidents, and medical malpractice are all common sources of catastrophic injuries.
In pursuing this type of case, you should be aware of the state’s law concerning comparative negligence. According to the case of Beal v. Kansas City Southern Ry. Co., 527 S.W.3d 883, 887 (Mo. Ct. App. 2017), courts will evaluate the actions of everyone involved in an incident and assign blame accordingly. If a court believes the injured victim was partially at fault, it cannot award full compensation.
Where a catastrophic injury claim will differ from a common personal injury case is the amount of compensation you can pursue. A catastrophic injury will require medical attention for the rest of your life and can negatively impact your ability to earn a living.
Your Pevely attorney must account for past losses and anticipate the future costs of your catastrophic injury. At OnderLaw, our lawyers know how to fight—and win—the compensation that catastrophic injury victims and their families need to live comfortably.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, your life will never be the same. Injuries such as severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, and paralysis are permanent and devastating. If another party caused your injuries, you have the right to demand compensation and hold them accountable, both for the medical and other expenses you immediately incur, as well as future expenses for ongoing care and what is referred to as “loss of consortium.”
A Pevely catastrophic injury lawyer will work tirelessly to collect these payments on your behalf. At OnderLaw, we work to prove a defendant’s negligence and place a fair value on your case. We will also stand up to the insurance companies and defense attorneys who may try to blame you for the accident and avoid paying what you deserve. Let us take up your cause and improve your chances of success. Don’t hesitate to get the help you need—call today.