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Catastrophic injuries can have a life-changing effect on both an individual and their entire family. Inability to work and other physical and mental limitations can be crippling financially and emotionally. When a catastrophic injury is caused by the negligence of another, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. An experienced Scranton catastrophic injury law firm can help you obtain the compensation you need to care for yourself and your family while you recover from your devastating injuries.
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After a catastrophic injury, you probably have many questions. Let a Scranton catastrophic injury lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys help in any way we can. Call, chat, or fill out our contact form for a FREE and confidential consultation. We do not collect a fee for our services unless we win your case.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is considered a physical injury or illness that has a life-altering impact on the accident victim. It can occur at any time — while driving down the road in your car, traveling to a vacation destination, in the workplace, out shopping, playing a sport, or just walking down the street. They can completely alter your life and present ongoing challenges for you and your family.
Unlike a serious or minor injury, which can heal in a few weeks or months, a catastrophic injury may be permanent. Some examples include:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injuries are among the most devastating types of catastrophic injuries. TBI can occur as the result of a sudden, violent blow or jolt to the head. Falls, trucking accidents, car accidents, and sports injuries are all major causes of TBI. TBI is a main cause of disability and can leave an injury victim with life-long consequences.
Head and Neck Injuries
Face, neck, and head injuries can be life-threatening. Facial and skull fractures, airway crush or obstruction, penetrating neck trauma, and cranial nerve injuries can all be extremely dangerous. Auto accidents and falls are major causes of the head, neck, and facial injuries.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Your spinal cord carries signals between your brain and your body. If a serious injury disrupts those signals, it can cause major problems for an injury victim, ranging from chronic pain to difficulty breathing, change in mood, varying degrees of paralysis, and more. Motor vehicle accidents and falls are the main causes of spinal cord injuries.
A crush injury occurs when force or pressure is put on a body part. An example would be when a machinist’s body gets caught inside an industrial machine or someone gets pinned between a vehicle and a wall. Crushing injuries could include bleeding, fractures, nerve damage, and completely crushed body parts.
Traumatic amputation injuries are caused by the traumatic separation of a limb or appendage from the body. Traffic accidents, workplace, industrial and construction accidents, agriculture accidents, power tool accidents, and electrocution accidents can all cause a traumatic amputation. Amputation is disfiguring and often disabling.
Burn injuries can occur at work, at home, in an apartment, or on a dangerous premise. Work-related burn injuries can include thermal, chemical, and electrical burns. Many burn deaths are related to fires or explosions in the workplace. Some may be caused by unsafe work conditions. Car and truck accidents, dangerous products, or unsafe conditions on someone else’s property can also cause serious burns.
Vision loss can result from a serious eye or head trauma, an accident in the workplace, or exposure to chemicals or other dangerous elements. Causes of eye injuries resulting in vision loss can include traumatic brain injuries, medical misdiagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, motor vehicle accidents, chemical exposure, or blunt force trauma
Tragically, hearing loss is a common workplace injury. Millions of workers are exposed to hazardous levels of occupational noise each year. Other causes of hearing loss can include a head or traumatic brain injury, medical error, medication side effects, and other injuries or trauma to the ear.
Serious burns and lacerations can result in significant scarring and disfigurement. After an accident, they may require extensive treatment and care, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Scarring and disfigurement can be the result of many things, from car and truck accidents and workplace or construction accidents to fires, explosions, chemical spills, dangerous products, flammable fabrics, or vicious dog attacks.
Wrongful death is when someone is killed due to another party’s negligence or intentional act. Common causes of wrongful death include medical malpractice, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian and bike accidents, workplace accidents, dangerous or defective products, and premises liability cases. Wrongful deaths are tragic for the victim’s family and other loved ones left behind. Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys can help you seek justice for your loved one.
Why Hire a Scranton Catastrophic Injury Attorney?
Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys brings more than 60 years of legal experience to the personal injury clients we represent. Our Scranton attorneys have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory and have been designated as preeminent in their field by their peers. We take the time to truly understand your injuries and the profound impact they have on your life.
Victims of catastrophic injuries are in dire need of financial compensation to get the best medical care, therapy, and rehab. The injured may also be in need of nursing home or assisted living facility care or possibly home remodel for ease of getting around. In some cases, they may also require in-home nursing care and other help with day-to-day activities.
Catastrophic injuries cause an overwhelming mental and emotional toll as well. In addition to pain and suffering, the emotional stress on the victim and family brought on by serious injuries and prolonged absence from work can be devastating. Constant worrying about the cost of medical care and being faced with mounting bills can add greatly to the stress of the situation.
An experienced catastrophic injury lawyer has the resources needed to give you the best chance to get the compensation you deserve for your claim. This can include compensation for:
- Medical care and treatment
- Loss of income and earning capability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment or consortium, which is the inability to enjoy day-to-day activities
- Loss of companionship as a result of injuries incurred in an accident
Our Scranton catastrophic injury attorneys have won hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients. Call today, so we can help you.
Contact a Scranton Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today
Has someone’s recklessness or carelessness affected your quality of life or that of a family member? If you or a loved one has been the victim of a catastrophic injury caused by the negligence of another person or organization, contact a Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys injury attorney today.
Our Scranton catastrophic injury lawyers will fight to get you the compensation and care you need. You can rest easier knowing that you have a qualified legal team on your side that truly cares about you and your family. Take the first step toward recovery – call an injury attorney at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for a free case review.
Not all law firms are equipped to handle catastrophic injury cases. With Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, you can rest assured that your case is in the best possible hands.
Frequently Asked Questions About Catastrophic Injuries in Scranton
Q: How Can I Prove Someone Caused My Injuries?
A: As with any personal injury claim, to prove a negligent party is responsible for your accident, you will need to show the following:
- Duty: The individual had a responsibility to keep you safe from harm.
- Breach: The individual breached that duty of care by acting negligently.
- Causation: Because of the individual’s actions, a catastrophic injury occurred.
- Damages: The catastrophic injury caused damages to the victim, such as medical bills and lost wages.
Working with an experienced and skilled Scranton catastrophic injury lawyer, you will be able to find the evidence necessary to prove your claim.
Q: How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
A: In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. But remember, evidence can fade away fast. So the sooner you speak to a personal injury lawyer in Scranton about your claim, the quicker you can be compensated for your injuries.
Q: How Much is My Catastrophic Injury Worth?
A: It’s difficult to say since each accident claim is different. It all depends on the severity of your injuries and the complexities of your claim. When you meet with our Scranton catastrophic injury lawyer, they will sit down with you and examine all your expenses. Then, they can give you a rough estimate of how much your claim is worth.
Q: Who Can Be Held Liable for My Injury Claim?
A: It all depends on how your injuries were caused. It can be a single individual, such as another driver. Sometimes it can be more than one party, such as in a truck accident where you can hold the driver and trucking company liable.
Q: What Are Some of the Long-Term Effects of a Catastrophic Injury?
A: As we have mentioned, catastrophic injuries can severely affect your life. Not only will you be facing health issues, but you may lose your job, need lifelong medical assistance, and have to deal with mental and physical ailments for the rest of your life. This is why you need to speak with an accident attorney in Scranton to get the compensation you need to continue living your life to the fullest.
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