Victims of catastrophic injury can have their lives completely changed. In most cases, they become temporarily or permanently disabled. Not only are these cases emotionally devastating, but they can also be financially burdensome as well.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Multiple bone fractures
- Neurological disorders
If you believe you sustained your catastrophic injury because of the negligent or intentional actions of another person, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.
We can help you calculate medical bills, lost wages, and other lifetime
expenses to make sure your rights remain protected. For a free consultation
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How to Pursue Compensation for a Catastrophic Injury Case
In general, filing a claim for a catastrophic injury works much the same way as it does for a less severe personal injury. For instance, the same time limits are placed on a catastrophic injury case as a common personal injury case. That means you have two years to file a claim for compensation against the alleged wrongdoer.
It is important to have an attorney as you navigate the process of filing a claim for catastrophic injuries. That is because the laws pertaining to an injury are very unique and complex. For instance, there is a cap on injury damages in Oregon. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation that you rightly deserve.
If you are filing a claim against the government or an entity other than an individual, certain rules and restrictions apply. You will want an attorney who understands the nuances and specifics of your case.
What Are Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?
Catastrophic injuries often happen unexpectedly and in a wide range of ways. The most common accidents that result in catastrophic injuries are:
Motor vehicle accidents
Intentional acts of violence
Neck and spinal injuries are one of the most serious forms of catastrophic injury that can result from any of the above causes.
Available Damages for Catastrophic Injury Victims
If you have lost some of your earning capacity and are facing mounting medical bills, you need to protect your rights and ensure you receive the damages you are entitled to.
Damages you may be entitled to include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Home / vehicle modifications
- Vocational training
When you are dealing with a serious injury, you need serious legal representation in your corner. At The Gatti Law Firm, we have the resources and track record you can count on. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we have been able to successfully recover thousands of dollars’ worth of settlements for our clients.
To get the reputable legal advocate you deserve in your corner, don’t hesitate to contact our Oregon catastrophic injury lawyers today at (503) 543-1114.