In legal parlance, a catastrophic injury refers to a severe and permanent injury that significantly alters the victim’s life. Typically, personal injury victims are expected to recover, and may already have recovered by the time the case is completed. Calculating damages is relatively straightforward, because the losses are limited to the weeks or months the victim spent recovering. But when an injury will require ongoing care and indefinitely prevent the victim from working, damages must be projected into the future. Estimates can vary widely, and a victim can easily be short-changed. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, an experienced Virginia attorney at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. can help. We have the skill and determination to pursue the full compensation you deserve for the totality of your losses.
In our personal injury practice, we often represent clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to auto accidents, slip and fall incidents or medical malpractice. Types of injuries that can be considered catastrophic include:
Catastrophic injuries change the victim’s life forever, causing complications that include:
Our personal injury lawyers are determined to help you recover damages for the full extent of your losses.
When one person suffers an injury as a direct result of another person’s negligence, recklessness or deliberate act or omission, the injured party is entitled to recover compensation for their economic and noneconomic losses. In catastrophic cases, economic damages might run into the millions of dollars for items such as:
Noneconomic losses are real, especially after a severe injury, but are not related to specific costs. These might include:
Collectively known as “pain and suffering,” these damages are often based on factors such as:
Because of the nuances in each case, it’s very important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer with a track record of success in catastrophic injury litigation. Our attorneys have ample experience, which enables us to make an appropriate demand for compensation and build a case that justifies the amount we seek on your behalf.
With offices in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Palmyra and Staunton, Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. helps victims of catastrophic injuries pursue the compensation they deserve. Call today at 434-973-7474 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. If your injuries prevent you from visiting our office, we can come to your home or hospital room.
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