Catastrophic Injuries

Bowling Green Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Seriously Injured 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 for a free consultation and dedicated legal support with our catastrophic injury attorneys in Bowling Green.

Understanding Catastrophic Injuries and Their Impact

A catastrophic injury is an injury so severe that it causes long-term, if not permanent, 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.

Common 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:

  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Severe fractures
  • Loss of limb
  • Third- and fourth-degree burns
  • Organ damage

Damages To Recover After 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

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Catastrophic Injury Claim in Kentucky?

When faced with a catastrophic injury, time is of the essence. In the state of Kentucky, the statute of limitations for filing a catastrophic injury claim is critical to understand. The statute of limitations dictates when a legal action must be filed after the injury occurs. In Kentucky, the statute of limitations for catastrophic injury claims typically is one year, depending on the injury's circumstances.

Failure to file within the statute of limitations could lead to the loss of your right to seek compensation for your injuries. We are here to guide you through the legal process and assure that your claim is filed within the applicable time frame, giving you the best chance at securing the compensation you rightfully deserve.

How Our Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help

Here's how our team can assist you:

  • Legal Expertise: We understand the intricacies of these cases and will use our legal expertise to create a strong case on your behalf.
  • Investigation: We will thoroughly investigate your injury's circumstances to gather evidence and determine liability. This may involve collecting medical records, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts in various fields.
  • Negotiation: We aim to secure the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. We will negotiate with insurance companies and other parties that have been involved to obtain a reasonable settlement that covers your medical bills, lost expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be achieved through negotiation, we are prepared to take your case to court. We are here to advocate for your rights in the courtroom and fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
  • Support: Throughout the legal process, we will provide you with the support and guidance you need. We know the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a catastrophic injury can carry, and we are committed to helping you rebuild your life.

Contact Our Bowling Green Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today

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, providing 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.

Ready to discuss your case? Call (270) 423-0023 or reach out online for your free, confidential consultation with our Bowling Green catastrophic injury lawyers.

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  • We Will Work Tirelessly on Your Behalf
    We are hard-working trial lawyers fighting for hard-working Kentuckians, and we understand the importance of fighting to maximize your recovery.
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