Catastrophic injuries alter the course of someone’s life. These injuries impact a person’s quality of life and ability to show up and participate in their lives. The consequences of these injuries include substantial physical pain, emotional turmoil, and financial struggle. Therefore, it’s crucial to have a seasoned and skilled attorney at your side who will aggressively pursue your right to maximum compensation.
Mintz Law Firm is a personal injury firm that believes in helping our clients secure the best possible settlements and verdicts that center their needs. You should not have to carry the financial burden of injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. The attorneys at Mintz Law Firm are dedicated to our clients and determined to ensure they get the best possible result that holds negligent parties rightfully accountable and responsible. Contact us today to learn more about how we may be able to help you secure fair compensation.
How to Prove the Impact of a Catastrophic Injury
A critical part of a successful catastrophic injury claim is establishing the impact that the injury has had on a victim’s life. The value of any personal injury case is determined based on the specific ways that the injury and the accident have impacted, changed, or harmed the victim in all aspects of their lives. An attorney conducts their own investigation of the accident and looks into the details of the victim’s injuries and how they seep into their day-to-day life.
Evidence that is often employed to support the impact of a catastrophic injury includes:
- Doctor’s and surgeon’s notes
- Medical records
- Medical imaging
- Photographs of the accident or injury
- Witness testimony
- Proof that the victim is unable to work because of their injury
- Police reports
- Psychologist’s notes and records
- Expert testimony
One of the most challenging aspects of a catastrophic injury is that no one can see into the future to see how these injuries may continue to impact a person’s life. However, insurance adjusters and the court still need to be shown how a catastrophic injury may continue to impact the victim. Determining an accurate value of a catastrophic injury means examining the following aspects:
- The longevity and severity of the injury
- Whether there is a temporary or permanent disability
- Whether they will ever be able to go back to work
- Their loss of quality of life
- Present and future medical bills
- The need for mobility aids
- The need for home adjustments
- The need for long-term and potential round-the-clock care
Obtaining maximum compensation requires understanding the total financial need of the victim. This is why medical, financial, and other experts are essential to catastrophic injury cases. Their knowledge and conclusions go a long way toward proving that the victim needs and will continue to need the compensation that is being asked for in the claim.
Secure Fair Compensation With the Help of Mintz Law Firm
Catastrophic injuries don’t just physically harm and change a person. The impact of suddenly becoming disabled in some way changes how that person can now interact with their relationships, career, hobbies, and other activities. These injuries have such a substantial impact that they’re categorized as catastrophic.
The attorneys at Mintz Law Firm understand the impact of these injuries on our client’s lives, which is why we aggressively pursue maximum compensation on their behalf. Our attorneys have the skills, experience, and resources necessary to secure favorable outcomes regardless of how challenging the circumstances may seem. We are a firm committed to your best interests. Contact us today to schedule a consultation through our online contact form or call (303) 462-2999.