Portland Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer
Most accidents only result in minor injuries. But in certain cases the victim suffers what is considered a catastrophic injury. While there is no precise legal definition of “catastrophic,” it generally refers to any injury that affects a serious and permanent change in the victim’s life. This can include anything from third-degree burns to spinal cord damage.
When a catastrophic injury is the result of another party’s negligence, the victim has the right to seek significant compensation for their losses. A qualified Portland catastrophic injury lawyer can provide you with skilled legal advice in this area. Rosenbaum Law Group represents accident victims who are struggling to deal with long-term injuries that have forever impacted their quality of life. And we can help you in seeking full and fair damages from the individuals and legal entities that have left you in this condition.
Common Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can occur in any type of accident. Most of the cases we deal with include motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, construction and logging industry accidents, and the like. In terms of specific types of catastrophic injuries, these are some of the more common ones:
- Severetraumatic brain injuries. Far more serious than a “concussion,” a severe traumatic brain injury can be catastrophic in that it leads to permanent cognitive or neurological damage.
- Spinal cord damage. Any damage to the spinal cord is potentially catastrophic, as it can lead to partial or total paralysis.
- Burn injuries. Second- and third-degree burns require immediate medical treatment. In the most severe cases, burn injuries cause disfigurement and permanent disability.
- Amputation. If an arm or leg is crushed in an accident–or a significant infection developed in a limb post-accident–amputation may become necessary.
- Internal organ damage. Even when someone appears fine at the scene of an accident, they may still have suffered serious internal organ damage, such as a punctured kidney or lung, which if not treated right away can lead to serious complications.
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Compensation in catastrophic injury cases is often far more substantial than the typical personal injury claim. There are a few reasons for this. First, a catastrophic injury often requires a lifetime of ongoing medical care and treatment. Second, a catastrophic injury often leaves the victim unable to return to their previous job–and in many cases they are no longer able to work in any capacity. Third, a catastrophic injury may require the victim to hire assistance just to perform certain tasks of daily living. Finally, the amount of pain and suffering a catastrophic injury victim must endure may never fully go away.
All of these factors and more must be taken into account when seeking damages for a catastrophic injury claim. Negligent defendants and insurance companies will do everything in their power to undervalue a victim’s ongoing trauma and recovery. That is why you need to work with a Portland catastrophic injuries lawyer who understands these kinds of cases. If you, or someone you love, has been forever altered by a preventable accident, contact Rosenbaum Law Group, PC, today to schedule a free initial consultation.