While a serious personal injury takes an immense physical, emotional, and financial toll, catastrophic injuries can prevent someone from returning to work or maintaining employment, oftentimes leading to additional distress. A study conducted by researchers at Harvard University found that more than half of all consumer bankruptcies are filed by people whose medical expenses have spiraled out of control after suffering a major illness or severe injury. Simple costs, such as hospitalization and medication, can gradually accumulate and eventually leave an accident victim and his / her family financially destitute.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a life-changing and traumatic, speak with an experienced and award-winning Chicago personal injury lawyer. Duncan Law Group can look into your claim and ensure that you are provided fair compensation for the losses that you have suffered.
Catastrophic injuries, by definition, leave victims dealing with life-altering trauma that are long-lasting or even permanent. A catastrophic back injury could lead to paralysis; a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in lifelong medical complications. In addition to causing immense pain and suffering within the sufferer, the families of the victims may find their lives changed in order to ensure that the injured person is adequately cared for during this time.
One of the defining characteristics of catastrophic injury is determining the extent that the injury affects the overall quality of life of the person it affects. If basic and regular activities have become an extreme burden, you may be suffering from a catastrophic injury.
Common injuries that may be considered “catastrophic” include:
These injuries can have a devastating impact on the lives of accident victims; an impact which usually spreads to the lives of their family members and them struggling to cope with the aftermath of the incident. If you or someone you love has been catastrophically injured, you should waste no time in contacting a Chicago catastrophic injury attorney from Duncan Law Group. Your initial consultation is free!
Serious injuries can be emotionally and financially devastating. Beyond the cost of paying for the treatment you need to recover or even to survive, you may be facing a future in which you will be unable to earn an income to support yourself and your family, whether you are partially or totally disabled.
These costs might include:
As a result, many people end up wiping out their savings, college funds for their children, investments and retirement accounts, watching their dreams for the future evaporate in the face of the costs of everyday living expenses.
A catastrophic injury claim is not only about money; in addition to pursuing monetary damages for your medical bills and your lost present and future income, you also have a right to compensation for the pain, suffering, and emotional distress. Your life may never be the same again, but you may at least be able to receive payment to help offset the considerable emotional and physical toll inflicted by your injury.
To learn how much your case may be worth and to take the first steps in your claim for damages, contact Duncan Law Group now for a free consultation with an experienced Chicago catastrophic injury attorney.