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Denver Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain. Injuries like a skull fracture, brain damage, spinal cord fracture, amputation, paralysis, burns, or blindness are classified as catastrophic injuries.

A catastrophic injury involves a long-term hospitalization or recovery period to treat an injury. Whether the problem is a catastrophic injury, the person suffering illness or injury is incapacitated – both unable to work, and enjoy the life they led prior to the injury.

Even if a person survives a catastrophic injury, they may face permanent, life-long injuries that lead to permanent incapacitation and a lifetime of costly medical care and treatment making it important to seek the counsel of a Denver catastrophic injury lawyer.

Further, if an injured person dies from their catastrophic injury and that catastrophic injury was caused by anyone else’s negligent or careless act or omission, an experienced personal injury lawyer should be consulted as an additional claim for wrongful death may arise.

Role of a Serious Injury Lawyer

Denver catastrophic injury attorneys help people file a personal injury claim when the catastrophic injury was caused by an act or omission of another person.

The most difficult part of a catastrophic injury claim is to determine damages or the value of a claim. The victim’s quality of life, quality of medical care, and other support needs must be quantified.

Damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages (including future wages), permanent disability, and medical bills, among other damages.

How Catastrophic Injuries Occur

A catastrophic injury or illness can occur at any time and be caused by many different types of accidents.

Some common accidents that a Denver catastrophic injury attorney can help with include:

Classification of Catastrophic Injuries

A permanent injury involves physical or mental damage that restricts lifetime employment opportunities and major life activities forever. Major life activities include walking, working, taking care of one’s own self, and other behaviors that define the ability of an individual to live a complete life.

Determining Liability

Determining who is responsible for catastrophic injuries is a difficult undertaking. Because the nature of a catastrophic injury is that it occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, the life of the person injured is severely impacted, oftentimes permanently. Medical care and treatment are costly for the past and present care and treatment.

In the future, the treatment and care for medical purposes could increase. Making sure all the relevant parties are included in any catastrophic injury case ensures the injured person will obtain the needed compensation to continue medical care and treatment through the recovery of monetary compensation.

Contacting a Denver Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Injuries stemming from catastrophic accidents will most likely involve long-term medical care and treatment. The injured person may be prevented from working because of their illness or injury compounding financial losses and causing diminished lifelong earning capacity.

A Denver catastrophic injury lawyer can help calculate the past, current, and future medical needs to live as best as possible. Call today to get started.

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