Getting hurt in any kind of accident can disrupt your life and lead to financial and personal losses. Hopefully, the injuries will be temporary. However, an accident caused by someone else’s negligence can sometimes result in an injury so severe that it permanently changes the course of your life. In these situations, you may need significant compensation to pay for the long-lasting consequences of your accident.

If you sustained permanent debilitating harm because another person was careless or reckless, speak with a Webster Groves catastrophic injury lawyer at OnderLaw.

Our compassionate attorneys will be there for you throughout your claim and hold wrongdoers accountable for the harm you should have never had to go through. Our friends and neighbors have been coming to our Webster Groves office for more than two decades. They know they can count on us to be there for them when they need us.

Definition of Catastrophic Injuries

A “catastrophic injury” is broadly understood as one that causes a significant loss of sensory, motor, and/or cognitive function. The effects of these injuries are expected to last for the remainder of the injured person’s life. Common examples of injuries that can be considered “catastrophic” include:

  • Spinal cord damage causing paralysis
  • Traumatic brain damage
  • High-degree and/or widespread burns
  • Crushing injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss/amputation of a limb
  • Blindness and/or deafness

Bringing a Claim for a Severe Injury

In legal terms, a catastrophic injury case is essentially the same as a standard personal injury case. Even though a catastrophic injury will impact you for the rest of your life, you and your attorney still need to prove that someone else was negligent to hold them financially accountable for your losses.

However, it is worth noting that some cases can be filed based on a theory known as “strict liability”—for example, if a dog owner fails to control their pet and it causes catastrophic harm through a bite or other type of attack. A Webster Groves catastrophic injury attorney at OnderLaw will clarify what options might be available during an initial consultation.

Recovering for Short-Term and Long-Term Losses

The defining factor in catastrophic injury cases is the long-lasting and life-changing nature of an injured person’s losses. For example, a person paralyzed below the neck will not only need expensive emergency care; they’ll also need      corrective and therapeutic treatment in the years and decades to come.

Catastrophic injuries also may leave you unable to keep your job or hold any employment whatsoever. You may need modifications to your home and in-home assistance. These losses can be incorporated into a catastrophic injury claim with help from our skilled lawyers in Webster Groves.

At OnderLaw, we sympathize with the physical and psychological pain you are going through, and we are here to help you throughout the healing process.

Contact a Webster Groves Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today

Suffering a life-changing injury because another person was irresponsible is a traumatic and devastating experience. Beyond the physical and emotional effects of your accident, you may have to deal with significant expenses and limitations in every aspect of your life—all because someone else was negligent.

You deserve fair compensation for every loss stemming from your injury, and a Webster Groves catastrophic injury lawyer at OnderLaw will fight tirelessly to obtain it for you. Call today to schedule a consultation. We don’t just take on cases. We take on causes. You can count on us in this difficult time.