We help those who have suffered truly catastrophic injuries. Call for a free, confidential consultation with a Scranton personal injury lawyer at Munley Law.
Catastrophic injuries are life-altering injuries that can be disabling and potentially fatal. They can have a life-changing affect on an individual and their entire family. Inability to work and other physical and mental limitations can be crippling both 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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Causes of catastrophic injuries in Scranton
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Industrial Machine Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Plane Accidents
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Dangerous & Defective Products
- Unsafe Premises
- Athletic Injuries
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Blunt Force Trauma Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can occur in almost any setting, while driving down the road in your car, traveling to a vacation destination, while at work, shopping, playing a sport or just walking down the street. Catastrophic injuries can create lasting physical and mental harm. They can completely alter your life and present ongoing challenges for you and your family. We’re ready to help you take action against those who caused your injuries.
Munley Law has a track record of obtaining maximum recoveries for people who suffer catastrophic injuries:
$32.25 million settlement for a tragic airplane crash
$17.5 million jury verdict in teens’ death caused by a car accident
$12 million verdict for a forklift accident victim who lost her leg
$8 million settlement for a truck accident
$6.5 million settlement for a man who suffered a brain injury in a garbage truck accident
What is a catastrophic injury?
An injury that is life-altering or life-threatening can be considered “catastrophic.” 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, vehicle 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, neck and face 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 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 vehicles accidents and falls are the main causes of spinal cord injuries
Crushing 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.
Amputations – 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.
Severe burns – 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 – 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
Hearing loss – 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 effect and other injuries or trauma to the ear.
Scarring & disfigurement – 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 – Wrongful death is a 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 can help you seek justice for your loved one. Chat Now
Why hire a Scranton catastrophic injury attorney?
Munley Law brings nearly 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 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 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, pain and suffering, emotional distress and also loss of enjoyment or consortium, which is the inability to enjoy day to day activities and loss of companionship as a result of injuries incurred in an accident. Munley Law catastrophic injury attorneys have won hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients. Call today, so we can help you.
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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 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 for a free case review.
Not all law firms are equipped to handle catastrophic injury cases. With Munley Law, you can rest assured that your case is in the best possible hands.