Injuries are catastrophic if they cause severe and life-altering impairment. They may leave you with chronic pain or needing live-in care or life-long medical treatment. Catastrophic injuries may also prevent you from permanently engaging in gainful work. Examples of catastrophic injuries include: Limb loss Paralysis Severe burns Spinal cord injury Traumatic brain injury Ruptured internal […]
What damages can I claim for catastrophic injuries?
The same damages that are available in “regular” personal injury claims are also available in catastrophic injury cases: Past and future medical expenses Lost income Reduced earning capacity Physical pain Emotional suffering Loss of enjoyment of life Punitive damages An experienced Wilmington personal injury lawyer from our Speaks Law team can evaluate your claim and […]
Should I hire a Wilmington accident attorney to handle my catastrophic injury case?
Although you don’t have to hire a catastrophic injury attorney, it can help your claim. Catastrophic injury cases are more complex than typical personal injury cases. Claimants usually seek higher compensation, so insurance companies do everything they can to reduce their payouts. It can be hard to face them alone without professional help. A Wilmington […]
Should I try to settle with the insurers before hiring an attorney?
You should never attempt to settle with the insurance company before talking to a lawyer. The adjusters will know they have the upper hand and will usually make a low offer. By that point, the only way to fix your undervalued claim is usually through costly and time-consuming litigation. If our catastrophic injury attorneys represent […]
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