Tough Advocates for Seriously Injured People
Some accidents cause injuries that have life-altering consequences for victims. Catastrophic injuries can leave a person with permanent impairment, disfigurement, enormous medical bills, and an uphill battle in the direction of recovery. If you have sustained catastrophic injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, it is imperative that you pursue the maximum compensation available under the law.
Catastrophic injuries are not something you can ever fully recover from. You can learn to live with the injury, and adjust your life around it, but you will never be the same again. When your injury is caused by an act of negligence, then the person responsible should be held properly accountable for their actions. We at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC have years of experience working with clients who have suffered from catastrophic injuries, and we know how to best fight for your right to fair and proper compensation. Don’t hesitate in contacting us at (303) 665-2929.
What Are the Different Types of Catastrophic Injuries?
A catastrophic injury is one that is so serious it leaves the victim with permanent damage. Sustaining a catastrophic injury means losing a vital part of one’s person. This could mean loss of movement and sensation in a large portion of the body, loss of cognitive abilities, loss of an arm or a leg, or any severe injury that significantly alters your life.
Catastrophic injuries may cause cognitive impairment, damage the delicate spinal cord, or cause severe physical damage to different parts of the body. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Amputation: Motor vehicle accidents and work-related injuries can cause loss of a limb. In some cases, physical injury is so severe that surgical amputation is necessary. Limb loss can significantly impact the remainder of a person’s life.
- Severe burns: Second or third-degree burns affecting the head and face, or a large portion of the body are painful, disfiguring, and debilitating. This type of injury can impair movement, cause hearing or vision loss, and have long-term psychological effects. Treatment for severe burn injuries often involves multiple surgeries and skin grafting.
- Internal organ damage: Serious injury to organs may require extensive treatment, cause major health complications, and severely limit the victim’s physical activity. Organ damage can impact emotional health and significantly diminish your quality of life.
- Spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis: Severe damage to the spinal cord can cause complete or partial paralysis affecting the legs and pelvic organs. Paralysis may also affect the hands and arms, depending on the location of the injury to the spinal cord.
- Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI): Severe TBI can cause memory loss, cognitive impairment, and difficulty performing routine tasks. It can also cause extreme personality changes and significantly impact lifestyle and relationships.
- Vision loss: Traumatic injury to the eyes or certain areas of the brain can cause partial or total loss of vision. Sight is one of the most important avenues through which we perceive our environment. When your vision is impacted, it leaves you unable to go back to your day to day life. Tasks as simple as taking a walk down the street becomes difficult.
- Hearing loss: Workers in manufacturing, construction, and other industries can suffer hearing loss if they are not provided with the proper protective safety equipment. Loss of hearing can have a major impact on a person’s occupation and personal relationships. Medical procedures and hearing aids may be required to treat inner ear damage.
Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents
Traffic crashes are among the leading causes of catastrophic injuries. People suffer serious, permanently life-altering injuries in car wrecks, motorcycle crashes, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents every day. Catastrophic injures commonly sustained in motor vehicle accidents include:
When Wrongful Death Is Caused By an Auto Accident
In the worst cases, victims of motor vehicle accidents do not survive. In the most recently reported year, an estimated 38,800 people died in traffic crashes in the U.S., as reported by the National Safety Council. If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim for compensation. This serves as a legal means to seek justice for your loved one and hold responsible parties accountable.
Why You Need an Attorney
If you have sustained catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one through the negligence of another, you have a right to pursue compensation for your losses. For the best chance of prevailing in a personal injury or wrongful death claim, you need an experienced lawyer handling your case.
Our Boulder personal injury attorneys at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC have recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements, arbitration awards, and verdicts for our clients. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue the compensation you deserve in a catastrophic injury or wrongful death claim. We offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis. Call us today at (303) 665-2929 to find out how we can help.