Easton Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
What to Do If You Are Seriously Injured in the Lehigh Valley
Any accident can have an immediate and immense impact on your life. However, some accidents result in injuries that are so life-altering, they are deemed “catastrophic.” Victims of catastrophic injuries face staggering medical bills for ongoing and sometimes life-long treatment, as well as lost wages resulting from temporary or permanent disability—not to mention a great deal of physical pain and emotional suffering. Often, catastrophic injuries don’t only affect the victim; they also affect his or her family members and loved ones.
At Meshkov & Breslin, we understand the true impact of catastrophic injuries, and our attorneys are committed to recovering maximum compensation for individuals who have had their lives forever altered as a result of someone else’s careless or negligent actions. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office for a consultation, we can travel to your home or hospital.
Common Catastrophic Injuries
It’s important to note that there is no official legal definition of a “catastrophic injury;” that being said, any injury that has a profound effect on the victim’s life is generally considered to be catastrophic.
Some injuries that are often categorized as catastrophic include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Second- and third-degree burns
- Multiple fractures
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of vision
Note that this list is not exhaustive; any injury that causes significant hardships for the victim and/or his loved ones may be considered a catastrophic injury.
Most Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic accidents can occur in a variety of different situations, however some of the most common accidents include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including serious car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc.
- Slip and fall accidents (particularly involving elderly people and falls from great heights)
- Sports accidents including cheerleading, football, etc.
- Fires and explosions
- Construction accidents including machinery injuries, falls, and being struck by falling objects
- Pedestrian accidents like being hit by a vehicle
Compensation in Catastrophic Injury Cases
Victims of catastrophic injuries face a number of challenges. Because these injuries affect both their immediate and future well-being and financial stability, victims need compensation to cover their total projected lifetime costs. In order to determine what those costs will likely be, our Easton catastrophic injury lawyers often work with a variety of experts to gain a clear picture of just how extensive and far-reaching your damages really are. From there, we are able to fight for the full recovery you deserve.
We may be able to pursue compensation for your:
- Medical bills and associated expenses
- Lost wages/income, including future wages
- Reduced or lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Medications and medical equipment (wheelchairs, etc.)
- Modifications made to your home (ramps, etc.)
Our legal team is prepared to build a solid and persuasive case on your behalf. We understand what you have been through, as well as the challenges you still face. Our attorneys are here to provide the caring support, dedicated counsel, and aggressive advocacy you need.Call Today - (610) 285-1963