Catastrophic Injury Attorney – Seattle, Washington
Victims of catastrophic injuries often experience permanent disability, significant suffering and reduced life spans. With regularity, the victims of these injuries will require long-term or lifelong medical care and suffer major financial implications as their earning capacity has been diminished, if not completely eliminated. In many instances these injuries are incurred due to the fault of someone else’s negligent act or a defective and dangerous product. In those cases, a personal injury claim can play a major role in the victim’s future quality of life. To learn more about your legal rights, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We are standing by 24/7, waiting to assist.
Trusted Attorneys Handling Your Catastrophic Injury Claim
The far reaching and long lasting impacts of a catastrophic injury make it especially important to look for experienced attorneys when choosing a representative for a personal injury claim of this magnitude. You will need an advocate who is well-versed in these types of injuries to know what type of care is necessary and how to go about making sure that care is compensated for in its entirety, which means both now and in the future. An attorney experienced in the field of catastrophic injury will also understand the long term financial burdens of the victim and will be better suited to ensure sufficient compensation so all long term needs are met. It is also important that the attorney has the knowledge necessary to explore all possible avenues of compensation when insurance policies do not provide the funds necessary to fully compensate the injured victim.
At Phillips Law Firm, our attorneys are well versed in the field of catastrophic injuries. Our trial attorneys have handled every type of injury claim imaginable and work tirelessly to get just compensation for all of our clients. There is no stone left unturned in making sure we provide zealous advocacy for the people whom have entrusted us with their future well-being.
What are Catastrophic Injuries?
Brain injuries, also referred to as Traumatic Brain Injury or (TBI), are a non-degenerative, non-congenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. In Washington State, traumatic brain injuries are common in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and work related accidents. They can be life-altering events that studies have shown adversely effect the quality of life and mortality of the patient.
Paralysis is defined as the loss of the ability to move (and sometimes to feel anything) in part or most of the body typically as a result of illness, poison, or injury. Monoplegia, Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, and Quadriplegia are four of the more common types of paralysis. Paraplegia and Quadriplegia are the prevalent types of paralysis caused by sever trauma to the spinal chord. These two types or paralysis occur most often in the United States in car crashes, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and work place injuries.
A head injury is any trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain. The injury may be only a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury. Head injury can be either closed or open (penetrating). A closed head injury means you received a hard blow to the head from striking an object, but the object did not break the skull. Head injuries like concussions, fractures, or hemorrhage can first appear to be nothing more than a mundane bump on the head but in fact, these can be very serious and life threatening injuries especially if not treated properly. These types of head injuries can occur in car accidents, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian accidents, and on-the-job injuries.
An amputation is the removal of part or all of a body part that is enclosed by skin. Most commonly, amputations occur when there has been a car accident, animal attack, or on a battlefield. Amputation is also performed as a surgical procedure. Amputees face a series of challenges after an accident that can be life changing and require compensation in order to cope with the changes in their future.
There are a variety of injuries that can occur to the spine, spinal cord, discs, and vertebrae. These injuries can effect the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and sacral spine regions. Back injuries are some of the most common and debilitating personal injuries suffered in automobile accidents. A large portion of people who suffer a serious back injury say that the problems persist and, depending on the severity, the injury can result in a life long struggle with chronic pain.
Get started with Your Free Catastrophic Injury Case Evaluation
At Phillips Law Firm, our catastrophic injury attorneys are dedicated to getting you justice and the compensation you deserve. Call Phillips Law Firm at 1-800-708-6000. We are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. That means if we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.
Catastrophic Injury FAQ’s
We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning no retainer is required up front and no out-of-pocket costs to you as the case progresses. We are only paid in the event we recover a settlement or receive an award from the opposing party upon resolution of the claim.
Record your daily activities for the first few weeks (defined as physical, emotional, recreational and social activities) in addition to any inconveniences you may have experienced while conducting them. Did you miss church? Did you have to stop working out? Are you unable to go grocery shopping? Are you unable to be social with friends and family because you cannot sit or stand for long periods of time? Accidents can cause stress and anxiety causing difficulty in remembering crucial facts. It is best to write down information immediately so important facts are not missed. Our attorneys will want to review your journal with you so we have a clear understanding of what you experienced.
This depends on the extent of your injuries. It is common practice to wait until treatment is complete so you can be compensated for the full extent of your injuries. As it is difficult to tell how long an injury may last, the case settlement time period is unique to every case.