Quite often our office assists clients with catastrophic injuries. This means the injuries are so severe, they permanently affect physical and/or mental abilities, which lead to a significant decrease in quality of life and ability to work or engage in everyday activities.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
When an individual sustains a catastrophic injury, disability payments are just part of the benefits due. Such an injury can affect every aspect of an individual’s life – and that of their family.
Damages may include economic and non-economic damages. Wage loss and future loss of earnings are examples of economic damages. Non-economic damages may include loss of quality and length of life, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
Life altering injuries usually require ongoing therapy and medical treatment. Adaptations may have to be made to homes or even changes in housing. Arrangements for transportation and ongoing home services and care are necessary. Sometimes family members deserve compensation for supplying extraordinary assistance. Each claim is different, because the needs vary depending on the injury and the client’s living situation.
When a catastrophic injury shatters a person’s life, an experienced attorney is essential to rebuild a new reality. The injured person and their family need someone who will fight for every advantage.
If you (or someone you know) has experienced a catastrophic injury, call Putnam Law. We will work with you to secure every benefit you need and deserve.