If you or a loved one experienced a catastrophic injury as the result of a traumatic accident, it is critical that you get the right legal representation. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing accident victims in Hazleton and throughout Pennsylvania.
A catastrophic injury can impact your life in more ways than most people can comprehend. From chronic pain and limited mobility to physical disabilities and emotional trauma that interfere with your ability to work and enjoy life, suffering a catastrophic injury can truly mean that life will never be the same.
If you or a close family member has been diagnosed with a catastrophic injury as a result of an accident in which another person or company was to blame, you deserve compensation for your injury-related losses. While no amount of money can truly restore what you have lost, asserting your legal rights can be critical to your recovery and your family’s long-term financial stability. If someone else was at fault in the accident, your medical bills are just a small portion of the total amount you are entitled to recover. We have helped countless clients recover millions of dollars in financial compensation for catastrophic injuries, including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-financial losses.
Our firm has been representing accident victims in Hazleton and throughout Pennsylvania since 1959. Each of our senior attorneys has a decade or more of legal experience, and we take a personalized, hands-on approach to every case we handle. From assessing the value of your claim to helping you decide between accepting a settlement and taking your case to trial, we will assist you every step of the way. We will work tirelessly to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
“Chris Munley promised results, and that’s what I got. He was very compassionate and he answered every question I had about my personal injury case. When we couldn’t settle with the insurance company out of court, he was a fighter in the courtroom. Needless to say, we won and I couldn’t be happier with the results.” – Patrick, a Personal Injury Client
Catastrophic Injuries from Motor Vehicle Collisions and Other Accidents
“Catastrophic injury” is a general term that refers to any type of traumatic injury that has the potential for severe immediate or long-term consequences. We have significant experience representing victims of motor vehicle collisions, falls, work-related accidents, sports-related accidents, medical negligence, nursing home neglect, and other incidents resulting in:
- Bone fractures
- Lacerations resulting in nerve damage
- Loss of limbs
- Organ damage
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in chronic pain or paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Other injuries requiring surgery or long-term care
Catastrophic Injury FAQs: Answers from Our Hazleton Personal Injury Lawyers
Q: How much compensation can I recover for a catastrophic injury?
The amount of compensation you can recover for a catastrophic injury depends upon the extent of your injury and all of the specific ways that your injury impacts your life. Your rights are unique to you, and there is not a “standard” recovery for any particular type of injury. When we represent you, we will work closely with you, your medical providers, and our trusted financial experts to calculate all of your injury-related losses. These are likely to include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future loss of income
- Prescription costs and other out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of society, support, companionship, and consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Q: How do you calculate financial compensation for pain and suffering from a catastrophic injury?
When calculating pain and suffering from a catastrophic injury, the most-common approach is to apply a multiplier to the victim’s financial losses. This multiplier is a point of negotiation during the insurance settlement process and is typically based upon factors such as:
- The type and severity of injury sustained
- The degree of permanence, including any scarring or disfigurement
- The level of impact the injury has on the victim’s daily life and general well-being
- Grief, anxiety, and other emotional and psychological effects of the injury
- The length of the recovery process
Q: How do I know if I should hire a personal injury attorney?
If you have suffered any type of catastrophic injury in an accident, you owe it to yourself to speak with an attorney. It costs you nothing to learn about your rights. At Munley Law we will provide you with honest, straightforward advice so that you can make an informed decision about pursuing a claim for financial compensation.
Speak with a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Hazleton, PA
For more information about what we can do to help, call or click to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach us 24/7 and if you are unable to visit our offices, one of our attorneys will gladly come to you. To speak with one of our experienced catastrophic injury lawyers in confidence, please call (844) 636-9109 or request an appointment online today.