A catastrophic injury is a seriously debilitating, life changing injury that disables someone. It affects your ability to earn income and is frequently permanent. Catastrophic injuries affect the entire family and require long-term medical care. This type of severe injury will have both short-term and long-term effects on your lifestyle and require assistance to perform daily activities. Due to the immense costs of medical expenses, you should seek help from an experienced personal injury attorney. We understand how stressful it can be for a family whose loved one suffered a catastrophic injury. We can help coordinate benefits and pursue financial compensation to help protect you and your loved ones.
If you believe another person or party was at fault for your accident, they might be liable for covering medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. Contact a Florence catastrophic injury lawyer today to discuss how we can help your case.
Life-Altering Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury is a life-altering and often permanent injury that interferes with a person’s ability to perform daily activities. Frequently these injuries require extensive treatment, including long-term medical care and permanent disability. Typically, the injured victim has significant medical expenses and concerns about who will pay for future medical care made necessary as a result of the injury.
This type of injury may require years of medical care and home renovations, and prevent you from working certain jobs, impacting your family’s financial situation.
A Florence catastrophic injury lawyer understands the challenges that you and your family face, and could work with you to get the compensation you need to restore your quality of life and peace of mind. We handle cases with the following catastrophic injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Neurological disorders
- Severe burns
- Sight or hearing loss
- Disc herniation or disc protrusion cases
These can result from almost any kind of accident, from truck crashes and car accidents to slip and falls to workplace accidents. No matter where it occurred, we can assemble the case and fiercely protect your rights against the insurance companies and at-fault parties.
Building a Case Against the At-Fault Party
To successfully win a lawsuit for a catastrophic injury, the plaintiff must establish liability by proving the at-fault party was negligent. Negligence is a failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation which results in damages to another party. You have the right to hold individual parties, corporations, and legal entities accountable for their negligent actions. A catastrophic accident attorney in Florence could work with you to establish negligence and hold the at-fault party financially responsible for their actions.
Because many of these injuries are long-lasting or permanent, we must protect your future. We will work with your physicians, nurses, and therapists to determine what future medical treatment you will require. We can retain medical and legal experts to predict the future medical expenses made necessary as a result of the injury. We may also hire vocational experts or economists to predict the lost wages and destruction of earning capacity as a result of the injury. In addition, we can focus on gathering up the evidence, and communicating with insurance companies and other entities while you focus on healing and adjusting to your new situation.
Kentucky’s Pure Comparative Fault Rule
Kentucky Revised Statutes § 411.182 states that you can recover damages for an injury even if you were partially at fault for the accident. A judge or jury could reduce the amount you collect in compensation by the percentage that the court believes you to be responsible. Thus, if a court finds you 20 percent at fault and the defendant to be 80 percent at fault, you would then collect only 80 percent of the awarded damages. Any person who thinks they might bear some fault for an accident that injured them should talk to a lawyer in order to discuss their next move.
Call a Florence Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Your Time of Need
If another person’s negligence led to a life-changing accident, call a Florence catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case. We offer free consultations. There are strict time limits called the statute of limitations that you will need to follow. The statute of limitations in some cases is as short as one (1) year from the date of injury. We must also produce certain evidence and medical reports to document future medical expenses or future lost wages. We have years of experience managing these types of lawsuits and are ready to put our knowledge to work for you. The sooner you begin preparing your case, the better chance you have for a favorable outcome.