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Catastrophic injuries can be devastating for victims and their families. These traumatic events can have a dramatic impact on victims’ lives, from physical disabilities to psychological distress. Our team of experienced Rio Rancho catastrophic injury lawyers have decades of experience handling cases involving catastrophic injuries. We understand that your time sensitive medical needs require dedication, a wealth of legal resources, and an empathetic atmosphere so you are heard and receive the compensation you’re entitled to. For help, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Having a comprehensive understanding of all possible sources of liability will ensure that victims obtain fair compensation following these life-altering events. The following are some of the parties that could be liable for a catastrophic injury.
A driver can be liable for a car accident that results in catastrophic injuries if they are found to be at fault for the accident. This means that they did something that caused the accident, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, or failing to yield the right of way. If a driver is found to be at fault for an accident, they may be held liable for the medical bills, lost wages, and other damages of the victims.
If you were injured because of an irresponsible motorcyclist or cyclist, they could be held liable for your injury. Motorcyclists and cyclists have the same duties as car drivers, obey traffic signals and signs and drive responsibly, so if their negligence caused your accident, they may be held accountable.
Sometimes property owners are responsible for catastrophic injuries that occur on their premises due to hazardous conditions (like cracked sidewalks or broken stairs). Property owners must keep their properties safe by regularly inspecting them and making necessary repairs; if they fail to do this, they could potentially be liable in cases where someone was injured due to dangerous conditions on the property.
Defective products are another potential source of liability when it comes to catastrophic injuries. Manufacturers are legally obligated to make sure their products are free from defects before putting them on the market, so if one of their products causes an injury, they may be held accountable under product liability law.
Additionally, manufacturers must provide clear warnings regarding potential risks associated with using their products so that consumers can make informed decisions about how best to use them. Failure to do this could increase their liability in cases where a catastrophic injury occurs.
When filing a catastrophic injury claim in Rio Rancho, it’s important to understand the time limitations associated with this process. Most claims must be filed within three years of the date of injury or incident.
One common exception is for those who were injured as minors. In these cases, the injured minor has one year from when they turn 18 to file a claim. This allows minors to gain more insight into their legal rights before deciding how they want to proceed with a potentially complex case.
With over 50 years of combined trial experience, our Rio Rancho personal injury attorneys have the expertise to successfully and efficiently manage any catastrophic injury case. Here’s what sets us apart:
Catastrophic injuries can cause immense physical pain as well as financial strain – both at the time of the accident and in the future. It’s important that victims get full compensation from all responsible parties involved to cover costs associated with recovery. For help, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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