Bowling Green Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Catastrophic Injury Claims in Kentucky
Have you or a loved one suffered from a catastrophic injury? If you were hurt in an accident that was the fault of someone else, you may be able to receive compensation for all of your medical bills, including enough to cover your costly accident-related expenses for life.
At Kentucky Injury Law Center, we understand the devastating toll a catastrophic injury can take on your life as well as on those around you.We will help you receive the specialized medical treatment, just compensation, and quality care you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a loyal and industrious Kentucky catastrophic injury attorney.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is an injury so severe that it causes long-term—if not permanent—and life-changing damage to a person.
According to 42 U.S.C. § 3796b, the legal definition of a catastrophic injury is an injury in which “the direct and proximate consequences…permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.”
Without being able to hold a job, catastrophic injury victims are especially in need of a large personal injury settlement to cover their costly and ongoing medical expenses.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Considering that a catastrophic injury is so broadly defined, it can come in many forms. However, this type of serious injury generally comes in one of three categories: physical injuries, spinal cord injuries, and cognitive injuries.
Physical injuries tend to affect a person’s orthopedic function or body tissue. Spinal cord injuries cause permanent mobility issues. Cognitive injuries arise from brain damage, which can affect a person’s ability to work, speak, or retain new memories.
Some of the most common examples of catastrophic injuries are:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Severe fractures
- Loss of limb
- Third- and fourth-degree burns
- Organ damage
Living with a Catastrophic Injury
Catastrophic injuries have a devastating impact on a victim’s life, as well as on the lives of anyone close to them. Survivors of such injuries often can’t work, let alone perform daily tasks without the assistance of a family member or live-in caregiver. They may also require specialized treatment, ongoing physical therapy, and mental health resources to treat their depression and/or cognitive issues. Additionally, catastrophic injury victims may require equipment such as a wheelchair and ramps to get around. All of these things add up quickly, which is why it is essential to get a qualified and empathetic lawyer on your side to ensure you receive compensation for everything you need.
There are three main types of damages you can be compensated for after suffering a catastrophic injury:
- Medical expenses, which cover physical therapy, surgeries, medications, and more
- Lost wages to make up for you having to quit your job
- Pain and suffering, which includes the emotional damage you have endured
How an Attorney Can Help
An experienced catastrophic injury lawyer understands the challenges that come with sustaining such an injury. We can build a strong case that takes into account everything you require in order to live your best life going forward.
Our team will ensure you receive the funds and treatment you need for as long as you need it. Throughout the duration of your case, we will be available to you at all times, proving the guidance, reassurance, and representation you need.
We understand that you are going through an immensely difficult time and promise to take care of the tough legal aspects of your case on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery and adapting to your new life. We will be there for you.