At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we represent individuals and the loved ones of those who have suffered severe, life-altering injuries. Our Richmond catastrophic injury lawyers understand the immense impact debilitating injuries can have—not only on victims but on their family members and other loved ones as well. With this in mind, we fight tirelessly in our efforts to secure the maximum compensation our clients are owed for their medical expenses, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. Many of our attorneys have received AV Preeminent® Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer-review rating possible from the prestigious organization, as well as inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® and Virginia Super Lawyers® list. Since 1979, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of seriously injured Virginians, including more than 150 individual verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more.
Let our team fight for you and your family; call (888) 635-9500 or submit an online contact form today to request a free consultation.
What Is a “Catastrophic” Injury?
While all injuries can be life-changing, some injuries are so severe, they are considered “catastrophic” in nature. While there is no official definition of a catastrophic injury, injuries that are so debilitating they prevent the victim from returning to his or her normal life and/or prevent the victim from obtaining any gainful employment (whether temporarily or permanently) are generally considered “catastrophic.”
Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of vision
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and shoulder injuries
- Neck injuries
- Severe burns
- Broken bones and fractures
Injuries do not need to be permanent in order to be classified as “catastrophic;” even injuries that temporarily disable the victim or prevent him/her from returning to work or living his/her normal life can be catastrophic.
How Do Catastrophic Injuries Occur?
Like all injuries, catastrophic injuries can occur in a variety of ways. In many cases, these injuries result from the negligent or careless actions of another person, company, or entity.
At Breit Cantor, we handle catastrophic injury cases arising from claims involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Slip and falls/trip and falls
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Bicycle accidents
Regardless of how you or your loved one’s injuries occurred, you are likely facing exorbitant medical bills and other damages. Our Richmond catastrophic injury lawyers understand the complexities involved in these types of cases and are prepared to help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed.
What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?
When it comes to handling a catastrophic injury case, it is essential that you take every opportunity to become acquainted with the laws and regulations involved with filing a claim in order to protect your rights.
According to the American Medical Association, catastrophic injuries are those that cause severe and lasting damage to the spinal cord or brain, or otherwise negatively impact the course of the victim’s life.
Understanding Your Rights Under Richmond, VA Laws
If you fall under this category and have been injured from another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to reimbursement for the following types of damages:
- Loss of future income
- Medical bills & other health expenses
- Future medical bills
- Punitive damages if the cause was done in a nefarious manner
You have the right to file a claim for compensation. You also have the right to hire an attorney to help you protect your rights. We can help you fight for the just compensation you and your family deserves.
Trust Our Team to Fight for You
Unfortunately, many insurance companies will go to great lengths to devalue or deny your personal injury claim. At Breit Cantor, we often work with a team of experts, including accident reconstructionists and other specialists, in order to determine how your injuries were caused, the full extent of your damages, and who is liable. We take a “no stone left unturned” approach to each and every case, conducting in-depth investigations and thoroughly preparing for trial. Our attorneys can aggressively advocate for you and the fair recovery you deserve.
Contact our office today for a free consultation; call (888) 635-9500 or contact us online.