No matter how they are caused, catastrophic injuries are often accompanied by long-term or permanent disability. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury as the result of someone’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated. Contact Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. so we may help you hold the liable party responsible.
Catastrophic injuries by definition have a significant impact on a victim’s life and future. Despite what may be a lifetime of medical expenses and other damages, an insurance company might not be willing to pay you a fair amount. This is where an experienced New Haven personal injury attorney comes in.
An attorney can help you build a claim and go up against an insurance company in pursuit of the compensation that you deserve for a life-changing injury. Your lawyer can help by investigating your accident, visiting the place where it occurred, speaking to witnesses, hiring experts and collecting evidence of negligence. Your lawyer will identify the at-fault party or parties; then, he or she will file a claim and pursue just case results on your behalf.
During negotiations with an insurance corporation, your New Haven catastrophic injury lawyer will protect your best interests and honor your goals for the case. If an insurer refuses to offer a reasonable settlement for your catastrophic injury claim, your lawyer can take the matter to court. Experienced litigators will have what it takes to obtain fair and full case results for you and your family when it matters the most.
Hiring a personal injury attorney may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. operates on a contingency fee basis to keep attorney’s fees affordable for accident victims. With this payment arrangement, our lawyers don’t get paid until the client does. If you do not receive financial compensation for your catastrophic injury claim, you won’t owe your lawyer a dime in attorney’s fees.
If your case is successful and you receive a settlement or judgment award, we will deduct our fee from the overall amount won. You will avoid being billed directly or having to pay your lawyer out of pocket. This removes the financial risk of hiring an attorney to help you with your catastrophic injury claim. The percentage of the fee will depend on the case, such as whether or not it goes to court.
In general, any injury that causes loss of motor skills or function is considered catastrophic. In other words, an injury that leaves a person with permanent or severe damage, either short-term or long-term, and negatively impacts their ability to earn a living.
Catastrophic injuries can refer to various severe injuries inflicted upon a victim in an accident. Catastrophic injuries may or may not be permanent, but they will significantly affect the victim’s life and ability to earn. These are some of the most common examples of a catastrophic injury:
This is a non-exclusive list of injuries that can fit the legal definition of a catastrophic injury. Regardless of the cause of your life-altering injury, there will be many important factors surrounding your case. Sorting it all out to establish fault and the extent of the damages you suffer likely will necessitate help from a qualified attorney.
Identifying the cause of a catastrophic injury in New Haven is one of the first steps toward seeking financial compensation with a personal injury claim. In general, the person or party at fault for causing the harmful accident is who can be held liable (financially responsible). This is why causation must be determined before a claim can be filed.
Catastrophic injuries are not limited in their causes, as there are numerous types of accidents that can result in such severe trauma, including:
A catastrophic injury can be caused by either a negligent or intentional act of another party. An experienced catastrophic injury lawyer in New Haven can determine the value of your claim and put a dollar figure on your suffering and other losses.
Each case is unique, but there are a number of common damages that victims might suffer:
Given the severity of catastrophic injuries, it is vitally important for your health and future to be fully compensated for all the losses you and your family have suffered. In order to do so, your attorney can help you secure expert testimony from doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, life care planners and other professionals with the knowledge and experience to investigate and communicate the specifics of your case.
Under Connecticut’s statute of limitations, victims generally only have two years to pursue legal action against a negligent party, following a catastrophic injury. A statute of limitations is a strict law that places a deadline on a victim’s right to file a personal injury claim. The clock typically starts to count down on the date that the accident or injury occurred. It may start at a later date, however, if the victim did not discover his or her injuries until later.
With only rare exceptions, this deadline is non-negotiable. If you attempt to take legal action too late, you will most likely miss your right to file. This is why it is important to contact a personal injury attorney in New Haven as soon as possible. Acting quickly will also have the added benefit of helping you build a stronger claim, as more evidence may be available. Eyewitness statements will be more reliable, for example, and surveillance footage may not yet be erased.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in New Haven, you deserve answers and to hold someone accountable. Our attorneys can help you take action against a negligent party with high-quality legal services. Don’t wait to get the compensation you need, call (203) 265-2035 and schedule a time to speak with one of our skilled lawyers at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. today.