It’s always difficult to measure the true lifetime impact of a serious injury, but when that personal injury can be qualified as catastrophic, the stakes are unequivocally higher. Including a range of conditions from brain injuries to severe third-degree burns, a catastrophic injury may entitle you to receive significant compensation from the party that caused your suffering.
Our Clackamas catastrophic injury attorneys are dedicated to helping those who have been left with paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other permanently disabling conditions after an accident. When you call The Gatti Law Firm, you’ll receive the benefit of over 45 years of legal experience, as well as hands-on, personalized legal counsel for your case.
For more information, just call (503) 543-1114 and request a consultation today.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Under Oregon law, you have 2 years from the date of your injury to bring a lawsuit against a negligent party. This also applies to any injury deemed catastrophic. However, because of the permanent nature of these injuries, you may be able to ask for additional damages, since the associated medical costs, lost wages, and other living expenses are often significantly higher.
Some of the most common catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Third-degree burns
- Perforated bowels and abdomen
- Severe disfiguring scars
- Heart injuries
- Amputation of a limb
- Spinal cord injury
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Cognitive impairment
- Coma or catatonia
Committed Legal Advocacy for Your Claim
From mounting medical bills to rehabilitation and vocational training, there are a number of expenses that you’ll need to cover for your injuries. This is especially true if you have been rendered partially or totally disabled as a result of your accident.
At The Gatti Law Firm, our Clackamas catastrophic injury team is committed to providing the highest level of legal service, and pursuing justice when you’ve become disabled due to negligence. We can help you through this difficult time and take care of the details on your behalf, so that you can focus on spending time with your family and loved ones.
For the powerful legal counsel you deserve, call (503) 543-1114 today.