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Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Severe & Disabling Injury Claims
All injuries can lead to considerable pain and emotional distress, but some are more serious than others. When an injury significantly alters the victim’s life, including his or her ability to work and care for him/herself, it is known as a “catastrophic injury.”
Victims of catastrophic injuries face serious physical, emotional, and financial challenges, from exorbitant medical bills and future care costs to immense physical pain and suffering. If you or someone you love was catastrophically injured in a car crash, slip and fall accident, or in any other way due to the negligence of another person or party, it’s important that you reach out to a personal injury lawyer with specific experience in catastrophic injury claims.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our catastrophic injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience. As a large, well-established firm, we have access to numerous resources, including six on-staff investigators and former insurance defense attorneys. But, most importantly, we prioritize client service. When you trust your case to our firm, you receive a dedicated team of 20 attorneys, 6 investigators, and 100+ support staff all with one goal: to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed while providing the personalized care and support you deserve.
To learn more, contact us online or call our office at (855) 933-3881 today for a free consultation. We are available 24/7, and you will always be connected with a real, live person.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
While there is no set definition of a “catastrophic injury,” medical and legal professionals consider an injury to be catastrophic when it significantly alters a victim’s life and/or leads to temporary or permanent disability or loss of bodily function.
Examples of common catastrophic injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Burn injuries
- Foot injuries
- Hand injuries
- Hearing/vision loss
- Organ damage
- Neck injuries
- Neurological damage
- Serious soft tissue damage
- Severe fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Catastrophic injuries often result in physical and/or cognitive disability, leading to serious emotional trauma and distress for victims and their loved ones.
Who Can File a Catastrophic Injury Claim?
Whether you were involved in a collision with a large semi-truck, were hit by a negligent driver while riding your motorcycle or bicycle, or were severely injured in a recreational boating or RV accident, you could be eligible to file a catastrophic injury claim. These cases are very similar to other types of personal injury claims, in that you have the burden of proof in demonstrating that another person or party is liable for your injuries and damages.
Our catastrophic injury lawyers can help you prove the following elements in your claim:
- Another person/party (known as the defendant) owed you a duty of care
- The defendant failed to uphold/breached the duty of care
- You sustained catastrophic injuries that have significantly impacted your life
- You sustained measurable economic and/or non-economic damages
- The defendant’s negligence or wrongdoing was the cause of your injuries and damages
In most cases, to file a catastrophic injury claim, you will need to prove that someone else—whether it was a motor vehicle driver, a property owner, a medical professional, or a product manufacturer—was negligent or acted wrongfully and that this caused your injuries and resulting damages. Our attorneys are well-versed in investigating serious injury claims and evaluating available evidence to build strong claims in support of our clients. We are prepared to take on the liable insurance provider and aggressively negotiate for the full, fair recovery you are owed.
Why You Need a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Although catastrophic injury cases are similar to other personal injury claims, they are not the same. Serious injury victims face unique challenges, including potential lifelong medical needs and permanent disability. It is important that you work with an attorney who understands your current and future losses.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we have a proven track record of success in highly complex catastrophic injury claims. During your free initial consultation, we will take the time to listen to your story and learn more about your needs, concerns, and goals. Throughout the process, we remain readily available to you—we answer our phones 24/7 and provide clients with our personal cell phone numbers so that they can always reach us. We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time in your life. Our goal is to ease some of the stress you are under and provide the compassionate, aggressive representation you deserve.
Get Started with a Free Consultation Today
If you’ve been hurt, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. will fight for you. As military veteran attorneys, we bring a high level of service, dedication, and commitment to each and every case we handle. When it comes to working with insurance companies and their defense teams, we never settle for less than what our clients deserve. We are unafraid of a challenge and are fully prepared to take your case to court if necessary.
Being in an accident is tough enough; finding an attorney shouldn’t be. Turn to the team at the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. to learn how we can help you navigate the recovery process. There are no upfront or out-of-pocket expenses for you, and we only recover attorneys’ fees if and when we win your case.