When accidents are very severe, victims may suffer catastrophic injuries. In a legal sense, catastrophic injuries are those that are so acute in nature, they prohibit the victim from returning to his or her normal life. Catastrophic injuries typically prevent an individual from returning to work or obtaining any form of gainful employment whatsoever.
Catastrophic injuries typically require extensive, ongoing medical care. This can quickly become incredibly expensive, with the total lifetime cost of many catastrophic injuries reaching the million and multi-million dollar range. This often places a severe financial strain on both the injured individual and his or her family.
Breit Cantor can help you work to recover the compensation you are owed. Contact our Virginia serious injury attorneys at (888) 635-9500 for a free consultation. Offices located in Virginia Beach & Richmond.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
There are a few injuries that are generally always categorized as “catastrophic.” However, an injury that causes severe, long-term/lifelong disability or disfigurement can be considered a catastrophic injury.
Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Nerve damage/paralysis
If you were catastrophically injured as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or negligent actions, you may be entitled to receive compensation. While financial recovery cannot undo the pain and suffering you and your family have been through, it can help with the cost of immediate and ongoing medical treatment, lost income/wages, lost earning ability, and non-economic damages like physical pain and emotional suffering.
Discuss Your Case with Our Experienced Legal Team
At Breit Cantor, we have been helping injured individuals and their families since 1979. We proudly serve clients in Virginia Beach, Richmond, and throughout Virginia, offering personalized legal representation and aggressive advocacy at every stage of the legal process. Our catastrophic injury attorneys work with a team of paralegals, researchers, and investigators in order to thoroughly prepare your case for trial.
We believe that you can’t achieve good settlements unless you can also achieve good trial results. Our firm has a proven track record of success in the courtroom, and we have earned a reputation amongst our peers and the opposition for our commitment to securing maximum settlements and jury verdicts. We have successfully recovered more hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, including more than 150 individual settlements and verdicts of more than $1 million; our team is prepared to fight for you.
Request a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Virginia catastrophic injury attorneys today. Call (888) 635-9500 or fill out and submit an online contact form to get started.