Baltimore Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Accidents happen every day. Some of them can result in injuries, and they can be particularly serious. These are called catastrophic injuries and they are defined as injuries or illnesses that are extreme in nature and have a huge impact on the victim. Catastrophic injuries are not necessarily permanent, but they take a long time to heal — sometimes many years. In some cases, doctors do not know the extent of these injuries right away but in any case, they are typically long-lasting, both physically and emotionally.
Catastrophic injuries can include head trauma, extensive burns, amputation, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis. Catastrophic injuries can also affect the central nervous system, as well as bodily systems such as respiratory, circulatory, gastrointestinal, urinary, excretory, and reproductive systems.
Many events can cause a catastrophic injury. There is not a single type of accident that makes an injury catastrophic. It all depends on the severity of the injury. Some common causes of catastrophic injuries include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, slips and falls, defective products, and birth injuries.
If someone’s negligence caused your injuries, you want to ensure you obtain adequate compensation to pay for future medical care, which can potentially run in the millions. You need aggressive representation on your side. The Baltimore catastrophic injury lawyers at Furman | Honick Law can help you with your case from start to finish.
Types of Damages
Because catastrophic injuries are long-term injuries, you need to ensure that you understand all the damages involved with your injury. Once you get an idea of all you have suffered, you need to ensure you obtain enough compensation to pay for all these damages.
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on the injury and how it happened. However, you can, at the very minimum, expect to receive compensation for medical expenses (including past and future medical treatment), lost wages, loss of future income (if you will be unable to work), pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. In some cases, you may also be able to receive punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded by the judge in cases where a person’s reckless or intentional behavior led to severe injuries or death. These damages are paid by the responsible party and are meant to punish their bad behavior.
However, you need to look at the specific facts of your case. There could be multiple people liable for your injuries. It is important to contact a lawyer to investigate your case and determine the appropriate parties who may be responsible for your injuries.
Contact Furman | Honick Law Today
A person can suffer a catastrophic injury at any time. While you can never prepare for such an injury, you can do your part to ensure you get full and fair compensation.
Count on the team from Furman | Honick Law to assist you with your case while you recover. We’ll help you work through these injuries. To schedule a free consultation with a Baltimore catastrophic injury lawyer today, call (410) 844-6000 or fill out the online form.