When victims suffer devastating injuries due to someone else’s negligence, the resulting long-term consequences can seem senseless and unfair. However, the law provides a way for victims and their attorneys to answer these wrongs by filing a claim that can hold the negligent party accountable and compensate the victim and their family for lost wages, medical bills, and other costs as well as pain and suffering.
At Perry Charnoff PLLC, we use our years of litigation and trial experience to fight for justice on behalf of these victims and see that the people, companies, or other entities that harmed them have to take responsibility for negligent and reckless behavior. We also take our advocacy to the next step by supporting critical legal and regulatory reforms that could prevent future tragedies.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
“Personal injury” is a legal term you may have heard before. It refers to bodily harm, cognitive impairment, or emotional suffering inflicted upon an individual. A catastrophic injury is a personal injury that is especially severe and debilitating or even fatal for the victim.
While there is no single legal definition for a catastrophic injury, it generally means that the victim will suffer long-term disability and may never work again. Often, their quality of life suffers and they may require long-term medical care and regular or even near-constant attention. Generally speaking, the victim’s life after the injury may never be the same as it was before, and it often involves significant physical, emotional, and financial hardship.
Types of injuries that are often catastrophic include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Severe burns
Our attorneys at Perry Charnoff handle catastrophic injury claims involving a wide variety of different circumstances. Click on the links below to learn more about the types of cases that we frequently work with:
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Trial Advocates for Catastrophic Injury Victims
If you or a loved one has suffered a life-changing injury due to someone else’s negligence, the legal team at Perry Charnoff is here to fight for justice on your behalf. We offer free consultations so we can learn about your unique situation and provide initial advice about your legal options at no charge. We also work on a contingent fee basis, so you won’t pay legal fees unless and until we make a financial recovery in your case.
Statutes of limitation apply to injury claims and your time to file a lawsuit can expire, so please don’t hesitate. Contact us today.