Virginia Catastrophic Personal Injury
If you have been seriously injured in an accident that resulted from the carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. The law firm of Steven M. Oser, provides aggressive representation to all types of accident injury victims. Steve and his staff have the skills necessary to help you receive compensation for your injuries.
What is a Catastrophic Personal Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are severe injuries to the spinal cord or brain, including spinal fractures and skull fractures. It’s a subset of the legal term catastrophic injury, as defined by the American Medical Association.
Catastrophic injuries often require a lifetime of medical care or multiple surgeries. Injuries that need a great deal of long-term medical treatment or lifetime permanent disfigurement, impairment, or disability can be considered catastrophic personal injuries. Serious injuries this severe can cause permanent disability suffering and shorten an injured person’s lifespan, including the accident victim’s premature death.
Due to the nature of catastrophic injuries, they often require ongoing medical treatment and personal care for a lifetime, especially in situations where the victim was disabled and now needs permanent personal care. These injuries devastate individuals’ lives and their families. They are devastating to the family and often result in many hardships.
Damages for Catastrophic Injuries
It’s critical to have everything you need or your family member needs to help you after a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in care over a lifetime, plus lost wages and property repairs. Securing compensation gives you the ability to pay for your medical care and secure your future with greater peace of mind. The damages available depend on your case and your losses.
Past and future medical expenses
The total costs of a catastrophic injury can exceed a million dollars over a lifetime. You could recover 100% of your catastrophic injury’s medical and treatment costs.
Lost wages and lost capacity to earn
You could recoup the loss of wages you have already lost from missing time at work, and future lost earnings if a disability prevents you from going back to work.
Pain and suffering
This award can cover emotional distress, psychological trauma, lost quality of life, diminished enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
If the accident that gave you a catastrophic injury also damaged your property, the defendant may owe you compensation for the property repairs or replacement.
If your accident or the legal process led to out-of-pocket costs, such as travel expenses, legal fees, court filing costs, health care deductibles, or property repairs, you can list these expenses as part of your personal injury lawsuit.
Sometimes judges grant a punitive damage award to punish the defendant for negligence, maliciousness, intent to harm, recklessness, or wanton disregard for others’ safety.
Damages in catastrophic injury cases in Virginia are often substantial. Don’t accept an insurance company’s settlement offer before bringing it to a lawyer for review. Insurance companies very often offer amounts that do not provide fair value to the victim.
Why Hire A Suffolk Virginia Catastrophic Personal Injury Attorney?
Since a catastrophic personal injury can have a devastating and life-changing impact on your physical and emotional health, can reduce your future earning potential, and places a strain on your family and your personal relationships, which damages the quality of your life for years to come, you need a professional catastrophic injury lawyer with years of experience. Steven M. Oser, a Suffolk VA catastrophic personal injury attorney, concentrates on the professional representation of clients who have been seriously injured physically, emotionally, and financially in accidents caused by the negligent or intentional conduct of others. A personal injury lawyer, in Suffolk, handles all types of personal injury cases, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Nursing home malpractice
- Slip and fall
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents & 18 wheeler accidents
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
- Drunk driver victim injuries
Free Catastrophic Injury Attorney Consultation
Call Steven M. Oser, for a free consultation about your catastrophic injuries. He has the resources and expertise to aggressively litigate your case in court, fighting to get you just compensation for your personal injury. If you have suffered an injury in any type of accident, Steven M. Oser, at (757) 539-4127 today to discuss your legal options.