Determining Future Costs of Care & the Damages to Which a Catastrophically Injured Person is Entitled

Whether a person falls from a construction platform and injures his spine, catches her hand in a piece of machinery, or is born with a birth defect that impairs his or her mobility, he or she will likely need financial assistance in treating the injury and continuing on with life. In today’s society, within the Read More

Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury can be one of the most devastating events in life, both for the individual experiencing it and his/her family and friends. Spinal cord injuries impose a tremendous burden on both the affected individuals and society at large, with costs that are staggering. However, as a general rule, the quality of life Read More

Brain Injuries

Every year in America, nearly 100,000 people suffer brain injuries that permanently affect their ability to work and do the simple tasks necessary for daily living. Surprisingly, one does not have to be traveling at a high rate of speed or have one’s head strike an object, such as a steering wheel or windshield, to Read More

Specific Types of Catastrophic Injuries

What follows is a brief discussion of some of the more common, yet devastating, injuries that necessitate the expertise of an attorney, knowledgeable in catastrophic injury claims, to obtain adequate financial compensation for the injured individual. Severe Burn Injuries Burns are one of the most expensive injuries to treat. For example, a burn that covers Read More

When More Than One Person Is at Fault

When there is more than one person responsible for an accident — for example, if several careless drivers cause an accident — the law in most states provides that any one of the careless parties is responsible for compensating you fully for your injuries. The responsible parties must then decide between themselves whether one should Read More

Proving Fault For Your Injuries

The law applies a basic rule: If one person involved in an accident was less careful than another, the less careful one must pay for at least a portion of the damages suffered by the more careful one. Legal liability for almost all injuries is determined by this rule of carelessness, and by one or Read More

Additional Compensation Cases

Childhood Fractures Bone fractures sustained during childhood can affect growth plates, requiring difficult bone-stretching procedures long after the fractures have healed, and possibly permanently impairing normal use of one or more limbs. Such an outcome might not even be considered by an attorney representing a child at or near the time of injury. Yet, experienced Read More