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.
Why Choose Us for Catastrophic Injury Claims in New Haven?
We understand how devastating catastrophic injuries can be, and with our more than 100 years of combined experience, we will achieve the justice you deserve.
Our goal is to fulfill your needs, and will do so by formulating a unique legal strategy specified to meet your goals.
No matter where you live in Connecticut, we will fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation your case warrants.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
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.
What Injuries Can be Classified as Catastrophic?
These are some of the most common examples of a catastrophic injury:
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury or head trauma
Amputation or loss of a limb
Loss of vision due to an eye injury
Loss of hearing
Internal bleed or organ damage
Paralysis / Paraplegia / Quadriplegia
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.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries in New Haven
Catastrophic injuries are not limited in their causes, as there are numerous types of accidents that can result in such severe trauma, including:
Slip and fall accidents
Defective or dangerous products
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.
What Types of Damages Might a Catastrophic Injury Cause?
Each case is unique, but there are a number of common damages that victims might suffer:
Medical bills (past and future)
Reduced capacity to earn a wage
Pain and suffering
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.
Contact Our Attorneys for a Free Evaluation
Under Connecticut’s statute of limitations, victims generally only have two years to pursue legal action against a negligent party, following a catastrophic injury. 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.