Denver Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Victims of Life-Altering Injuries
While any type of injury can have serious, long-lasting effects, catastrophic injuries are life-changing. Victims and their families will face a number of new, unexpected challenges, ranging from physical to emotional to financial in nature. Often, catastrophic injuries prevent a victim from ever returning to a way of life that once seemed normal.
If you or your loved one was catastrophically injured in a car accident, after using a defective product, or in any way as a result of someone else’s negligence, you deserve justice. At Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C., our Denver catastrophic injury lawyers represent victims of severe, life-altering injuries and their loved ones. We have over 100 years of combined experience, meaning we know the law—and we know how to get results. Over the years, we have recovered more than $250 million for our clients.
What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic?”
Colorado law does not specifically define catastrophic injuries; instead, an injury is typically considered to be catastrophic if it significantly alters the victim’s life. This could mean an injury that impairs their cognitive functioning, one that results in permanent disability, or one that prevents the victim from returning to work and earning a living. In short, the severity of the injury is, generally speaking, what makes it catastrophic.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia, etc.)
- Broken bones/fractures
- Internal organ damage
- Significant soft tissue damage
Catastrophic injuries can result from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and bus accidents, as well as from medical malpractice, slip and falls, and defective products. Sadly, all of these and other catastrophic injury-causing accidents are often entirely preventable.
Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim in Colorado
Catastrophic injury claims tend to be considerably more complex than other types of personal injury claims. Part of the reason for this is the severity of the injuries and the need for extensive medical care. Often, medical treatment will continue for years after the accident, meaning victims need compensation for future expenses in addition to their current losses. But you also only have 2-3 years to file a claim, depending on the type of accident, before the statute of limitations runs out.
Making matters even more complicated, insurance companies will often go to great lengths to avoid paying out catastrophic injury claims. They know that these tend to be high-value claims and, therefore, they will employ numerous tactics to dispute how your injuries occurred or how severe they really are. They may even deny your claim outright.
If you wish to file a catastrophic injury claim in Colorado—and you should if you were the victim of negligent or wrongful conduct, as a successful claim can allow you to recover fair financial compensation for your losses—it’s important to work with a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. The Denver catastrophic injury lawyers at Larson Larimer Schneider, P.C. understand the legal system, and we know how to effectively advocate for you and your recovery.
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We know that the road to recovery after a catastrophic injury can be long and challenging. Some victims will never return to their pre-injury lives, but this does not mean they are unable to move forward from the accident. Our firm can help you fight to obtain the compensation you need to receive proper medical treatment, now and in the future. A successful claim can also allow you the time you need to heal without having to worry about your bills and day-to-day expenses while you are out of work.
In every instance, our goal is to maximize our clients’ recoveries and ease the stress they are under by thoroughly investigating their claims and working with insurance companies and healthcare providers on their behalf. We offer most services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront fees and we only get paid if we successfully secure a settlement or verdict for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Catastrophic Injuries
What is a "catastrophic" injury?
An injury that significantly alters the victims life, whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally, can be considered catastrophic.
What are the most common types of catastrophic injuries?
What if I was partially to blame for the accident that caused my injuries? Can I still file a claim?
Most accidents are not cut and dry, however even if you were partially at fault, you can file an injury claim. Hiring an experienced catastrophic injury attorney will help to solidify your case and ensure you are eligible for the maximum amount of compensation.