Tinley Park Catastrophic Injury Attorney with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Orland Park Personal Injury Lawyer Helping Accident Victims Recover After Catastrophic Injuries
While many victims of negligence eventually recover from their injuries, those who have suffered a catastrophic injury may never be able to fully return to the life they once knew. Their ability to work may have been taken away from them, or they may be unable to enjoy the same activities they once loved. Many also suffer from long-term or chronic pain and health complications. In these situations, it is critical to have an aggressive advocate on your side - someone who will protect your future, rights, and interests.
At Schwartz Injury Law, we do more than just pursue compensation. Our seasoned attorney handles all the legal aspects of your claim, giving you and your family the ability and freedom to focus on your day-to-day lives. We proactively prepare each case for litigation and aggressively represent your interests, maximizing your chances of receiving full and fair compensation. We handle your case with the care, compassion, and personalized attention it deserves.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can be experienced during a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or construction accident. They may even be the result of a medical mistake, nursing home negligence, or defective product. All have one thing in common: they significantly alter the life of the victim. Some of the most commonly experienced catastrophic injuries represented by our seasoned lawyer include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI),
- Accidental amputation or dismemberment,
- Spinal injuries,
- Severe burn injuries,
- Multiple bone fractures,
- Eye injuries,
- Loss of hearing,
- Permanent brain damage,
- Neurological damage,
- Damage to the respiratory system,
- Damage to vital organs, and
- Any other injury that results in long-term or permanent complications.
Complications of Catastrophic Injuries
The potential complications of a catastrophic injury can range greatly, depending on the severity of the injury and the total number of injuries experienced. Some victims may eventually recover partial or even complete function, but will require extensive medical care, treatment, and therapies to do so. Others may never fully recover and could ultimately face lifelong complications, such as respiratory failure, renal failure, loss of sensation, blindness, or paralysis. Sadly, some may even suffer early mortality because of their injuries. Our attorney works to ensure that all complications and expenses are factored into the settlement of your catastrophic injury case.
In some cases, the injuries a person suffers in a car accident, construction accident, medical malpractice, or other situations can be so severe that they will affect the person’s life permanently. Victims of catastrophic injuries may be permanently disabled, or they may require extensive and ongoing medical treatment and physical therapy. As a result, they and their family may face significant financial difficulties, as well as physical pain and emotional trauma.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be debilitating, resulting in impairments to cognitive function, memory loss, and mood disorders. Spinal cord injuries can result in permanent disability, and depending on the level of the spine where the injury occurred, a person may suffer paralysis in some or all of their body. Other catastrophic injuries include severe burns that can result in scarring or disfigurement, injuries resulting in loss of limbs or amputation, injuries that cause impairment to sight or hearing, or injuries that cause damage to internal organs.
Because catastrophic injuries can have a permanent impact on the lives of a person and their family members, a victim may be eligible to receive significant financial compensation. The damages in these cases may include the costs of ongoing medical treatment and therapies, assistive devices or modifications to a person’s home and vehicle to address disabilities, impairment to a person’s income-earning capacity, and the physical and emotional pain and suffering experienced by the victim and their family.
A person or organization that was fully or partially responsible for a victim’s injuries may be held liable for the damages they have suffered. Liable parties may include a negligent driver who caused a car accident, a trucking company that failed to perform the proper maintenance to prevent a truck accident, a doctor or nurse who caused an injury through medical negligence, the manufacturer of a defective product, or a property owner who did not take steps to correct hazards on their property.
A personal injury attorney can ensure that a victim understands how a catastrophic injury will affect them and the types of damages they may be able to recover. A lawyer can gather information about the medical care a person has received, the treatment that will be necessary in the future, the income a person has lost or will be unable to earn, and other ways that an injury has affected a family. An attorney can also gather evidence to demonstrate liability for an injury, negotiate with insurance companies, and pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for the victim.
Contact Our Orland Park Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury, discover the difference that integrity and dedication can make in the outcome of your case. Contact us at 708-888-2160 and schedule a consultation with Schwartz Injury Law today. We proudly offer comprehensive legal representation to clients in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Homer Glen, Mokena, Bedford Park, Palos Heights, and the surrounding areas.