Hartford Catastrophic Injury Attorney
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Have you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury? After serious injury, you may not be able to work or participate in the activities that you used to enjoy. You likely need a catastrophic injury attorney in Hartford.
Catastrophic injuries can be devastating and often leave the victim dealing with serious psychological and physical scars. If you or a loved one has suffered such an injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your loss. Collecting damages for an injury cannot change the past, but it can help you move forward. You can get started on your catastrophic injury lawsuit today by contacting our lawyers
To see what a Hartford catastrophic injury lawyer from David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC can do for your case, call our firm today at (860) 528-4567.
Catastrophic Injury Examples
Catastrophic injuries involve serious physical, emotional or psychological damage. Generally speaking, catastrophic injuries significantly decrease the victim's ability to enjoy life.
Common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Severe burns
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating. Depending on the severity of the injury, the victim may be left unable to more some or all of his/her limbs. This inability is called paralysis. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, 1,275,000 people are living in the United States with paralysis caused by a personal injury.
Spinal cord injuries can be sustained in car accidents, falls, slip and fall accidents, etc. Injuries occur when the spinal cord is torn or damaged. These injuries can be complete or incomplete. An incomplete spinal cord injury may leave the victim with the ability to move and feel, whereas complete spinal cord injuries can easily result in quadriplegia.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Traumatic brain injuries are another common type of catastrophic injury. Traumatic brain injuries can leave victims to deal with serious issues like memory loss and deceased mental and cognitive capabilities.
Even mild accidents can result in TBI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million people in the United States sustain TBI. Young children and the elderly are most likely to sustain this type of injury, and almost half of the TBI injuries treated at emergency rooms annually involve children under the age of 14.
However, adults more than 75 years old have the highest mortality and hospitalization rate for TBI. Statistically, males are more likely to receive a TBI than women. According to the CDC, TBIs cost the U.S. economy $76.5 billion in the year 2000 alone.
Severe burns can be catastrophic as well. Severe burns can leave serious physical and psychological scars. According to the American Burn Association, 3,500 people are killed by fires and burn injuries every year. An additional 45,000 people are hospitalized in the United States annually and approximately 450,000 burns are treated every year.
There are several types of burn injuries:
- First degree burns
- Second degree burns
- Third degree burns
- Fourth degree burns
Unless a large portion for the victim's body is covered by the injury, first and second degree burns are not severe and may not require medical attention. Third and fourth degree burns, however, are serious and may be life threatening. These types of burns leave lasting damage and may require extensive medical treatment.
What Is Considered a Permanent Injury?
Due to the severity of most catastrophic injuries, it is quite common for a person to come away with permanent injuries. Permanent injuries are typically categorized as injuries that result in ongoing physical or mental stress on the body. A person who has suffered permanent injuries due to a catastrophic accident should seek out the aggressive help of a lawyer for compensation!
Don't Be Tricked by Insurance Companies!
After a catastrophic injury, you may need serious medical treatment. Insurance companies are supposed to cover the cost of medical treatment after a personal injury.
However, they often try to give accident victims less money than they actually need. In other situations, insurance companies may try to convince their clients that their insurance is not obligated to cover the costs related to their accident.
If you or a loved one has sustained a catastrophic personal injury, you should have to fight your insurance provider for compensation. No one should be made to pay exorbitant fees because of an accident that wasn't their fault. You don't have to be tricked into paying for treatment out of your own pocket.
Aggressive Representation Fighting for You
At David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC, my legal team can give you the aggressive and effective personal injury representation that you need. In the past, I have helped more than 2,000 clients get the favorable case outcomes they want and deserve. Whether you've been hurt in a car accident or by a defective product, you need a catastrophic injury lawyer in Hartford who is ready to stand up for your rights.
Call David A. Zipfel & Associates at (860) 528-4567 or contact us online to book a free consultation today. We believe that negligent individuals should be held responsible for the catastrophic accidents they cause – not the victim.