A catastrophic injury is life-altering, and victims are often left with expensive medical bills, emotional trauma, and a decrease in quality of life. While nothing can undo the damage, victims may be able to get compensation for their suffering through a catastrophic injury claim. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are those that cause permanent damage and have long-term physical, mental, and emotional repercussions. According to federal laws, if someone suffers from an injury that prevents them from being able to maintain gainful employment—that is, stable work with enough income for self-sufficiency- this is probably considered a catastrophic injury. Examples include:
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering and financial losses. This could include damages like lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. To begin the process, you should speak with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer who will advise you on your rights and help you file a claim.
Your lawyer will investigate the case thoroughly by looking into the facts of the accident as well as gathering evidence such as witness statements, photos of the scene of the accident, and anything else relevant to your claim to build your case.
Additionally, they will likely work with experts such as doctors to prove that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. Your catastrophic injury lawyer will use all this evidence when negotiating with insurance companies for fair compensation.
Liability in Albuquerque Catastrophic Injury Claims
Courts and insurance companies must assess who holds liability for these injuries and what compensation will be appropriate. The following includes a few examples of possible parties that your catastrophic injury lawyer could find liable:
Government entities sometimes bear responsibility for catastrophic injuries, as these entities have obligations to keep roads safe and well-maintained. Failure on the part of government entities (like counties or cities) to do this could result in liability.
Car or Truck Driver
When a car or truck driver is responsible for the accident that caused your catastrophic injury, they may be held liable. This often occurs if they were driving while distracted, fatigued, intoxicated, or otherwise impaired.
Medical providers can also be held liable if they commit medical malpractice during treatment, causing a catastrophic injury.
Why Work With Davis Kelin Law Firm For Your New Mexico Catastrophic Injury Claim?
Catastrophic injuries can leave victims facing costly medical treatments along with debilitating physical and psychological effects that could last for years if not forever.
Fortunately, there is help available for victims in the form of experienced attorneys who specialize in personal injury law. Here’s why you should work with us:
At our firm, every potential case is carefully selected, allowing us to have the resources to thoroughly investigate and handle all our cases. If we don’t think we can help with your claim, we will tell you.
Our firm has almost 20 years of experience in dealing with cases like yours.
If you are unable to come to visit us at the office, we will come to you. All consultations are free, and you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win your case.