If you suffered an injury in an accident, it can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience. However, what happens when these injuries lead to harm that permanently affects your life, preventing you from living life as you know it. When you suffer a catastrophic injury because of an accident, you can be looking at debilitating injuries, a lifetime of medical care, skyrocketing medical expenses, and immense stress on not only you but your whole family as well.
However, you do not have to go through this horrific ordeal on your own. If you suffered a catastrophic injury due to another person’s wrongful or negligent actions. Pacific West Injury Law is here and ready to stand by your side, fighting for you and your rights.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury is defined as a severe injury that leaves an individual with permanent damage. These injuries often impact how a victim can perform a task necessary to maintain their quality of life and their ability to work. Usually, catastrophic injuries result from physical harm to the spinal cord or the brain and can have serious short and long-term impacts on a victim’s capabilities.
Some of the most typical injuries that result from a catastrophic injury include the following:
Broken and Fractured Bones
Many times a fracture or a broken bone that results from significant trauma is considered a catastrophic injury. Usually, broken bones that affect the spine, pelvis, ribs, or skull are often the most dangerous as they can lead to life-altering injuries such as paralysis and even brain damage.
TBI and Head Injuries
A catastrophic head and brain injury is an injury that is expected to result in a permanent loss of all brain function above the brain stem level. Typically, these injuries result from a jolt or a violent blow to the head, such as an object penetrating the brain tissue or shattering a piece of the skull. Usually, these injuries result in physical, social, cognitive, and vocational changes that make recovery unlikely or a lifelong process.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury damages the spinal cord, resulting in a loss of function such as feeling or mobility. Usually, spinal cord injuries occur because of trauma resulting from a fall, motor vehicle accident, or disease. To suffer a spinal cord injury, the spinal cord does not need to be severed for a loss of function to happen. Often, the spinal cord can be intact, but the damage will still result in functional loss.
Neck and Back Injuries
When an individual suffers a back and neck injury, they can have a ruptured disk, pinched nerve, or spinal stenosis. In general, these injuries result from trips and falls, excessive twisting of the spine, whiplash in car accidents, falls from great heights, and direct blows to the top of the head. Usually, the pain can be localized and include stiffness and tenderness, or the muscles on either side of the spinal column can begin to spasm.
Wrongful death occurs when an individual dies because of another person’s reckless or negligent actions, and their heirs or personal representative pursue damages against the wrongful individual that caused the death. Wrongful deaths are often based on the same principles as personal injury cases. However, the family of the deceased needs to prove that the wrongful party was negligent and led to their loved one’s death.
Finding the Right Lawyer
Catastrophic injury claims are often tedious, complicated, and require a thorough understanding of the state’s laws and experience handling these large-scale cases. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you have already been through enough. You should not worry about the legal nuances involved in these claims.
That is why you need to find the right lawyer to take on your case. One who can fight on your behalf while you focus on healing and recovery. That is why you need Pacific West Injury Law.
How We Can Help
When you contact the Pacific West Injury Law, we can promptly get to work providing you the legal help you need. Once retained, we can:
- Go over your case in detail, answer any questions and concerns you may have, and provide you with the best legal course of action you can pursue.
- Investigate the accident and gather the evidence needed to show what happened and who was at fault.
- Go after all those responsible for the harm you endured.
- Ensure that critical motions are filed correctly and on time.
- Handle all the discussions and negotiations with the defense and the insurance company, going after a fair settlement on your behalf.
- Bring in the experts, including accident reconstructionists, doctors, economists, and engineers, to substantiate your claims.
- Take your case to trial and fight for maximum damages.
Compensation and Damages
In Nevada, if you suffered a catastrophic injury because of another person’s reckless or negligent actions. You may be entitled to recover certain monetary damages, which can include:
- Medical Expenses including past, current, and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost Earning Capacity
- Personal Property Damages
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Loss of Enjoyment and Quality of Life
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of a Limb
- Scarring and Disfigurement
When you work with Pacific West Injury Law, we can figure out which of these damages apply to your case and fight for the compensation you are entitled to.
Get a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury. Do not wait any longer. Contact Pacific West Injury Law today and get a free consultation. Let us get you the answers and legal help you need while we go after the justice you deserve. Call us at 702-602-4878.