Greenwood Village Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Lawsuits Following Life-Changing Injuries
Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. is a law firm known for handling incredibly difficult and complex injury cases in Greenwood Village. If you were catastrophically injured in an accident, then you know you can count on us to help you start and pursue a claim for compensation. Across our years of practice, we have secured more than $250 million for our clients in settlements and verdicts. Although no past case result can guarantee a future one, we think our record of success speaks volumes about our abilities to take complicated catastrophic injury cases and find a way to win against tough odds.
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What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?
In medical terms, a catastrophic injury is an injury that causes a life-threatening situation, permanent disability, or symptoms that will never fully heal. In some legal terms, a catastrophic injury is an injury that causes the survivor to be unable to find and hold gainful employment, such as due to the related disabilities.
The categorization of your is important beyond just semantics. If your injury is designated as a catastrophic injury by a medical expert, or if you have been pre-qualified for disability benefits because your injury stops you from working entirely, then it will be more difficult for the defense to refute your claim and damage total.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can take many different forms and types, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): Brain damage is usually permanent, so even a “mild” TBI can constitute a catastrophic injury. TBI patients will usually need significant and varied day-to-day care and medical assistance.
- Spinal cord injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can cause permanent and immediate paralysis. The extent of the paralysis depends on the location of the spine injury. The closer the damage is to the base of the skull, the more body parts can suffer from paralysis.
- Amputations: Losing a digit, hand, foot, or limb is devastating. Modern prosthetics can work wonders, but the harm has already been done, and an amputation victim should be provided ample compensation by whatever party caused the life-changing injury.
- PTSD: If you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a severe injury, then the harm to your mental health could also constitute a catastrophic injury, especially if your PTSD symptoms are interfering with your happiness and health.
Statutes of Limitations in Colorado
Colorado has a fairly brief statute of limitations for catastrophic injury claims. It only gives an injury victim two years from the date of the accident to file a claim in pursuit of compensation. If this two-year statute of limitations expires and you have not filed a claim, then you will not be able to file a claim at all later, except in incredibly rare cases.
Compensation for Your Catastrophic Injury Case
A catastrophic injury case can have a steep value because the injury has changed the claimant’s life so much. You should be paid for all of your losses, after all. If you have lost a lot due to an injury, then you should be paid that much back from the party that caused it and their insurance provider.
Compensation for a catastrophic injury case can include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Lost independence and mobility
- Lessened enjoyment of life
- Necessary accommodations like wheelchair ramps
When everything is totaled together, it is common for the damages in a catastrophic injury claim to reach six or seven figures. With so much money on the line, the defending party will put up a serious fight to not pay it. Make sure you are ready to fight back.
We Can Maximize Your Claim’s Power
Leave your case up to our Greenwood Village catastrophic injury attorneys. From brain injuries and burns to broken bones and spinal cord damage, we have seen all sorts of injury claims to the end for our clients. Discover the Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. that those clients have already, and rest a little easier.
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