Recovering Compensation after a Devastating Event
Catastrophic injuries are debilitating, often having a permanent impact on the victim and the victim’s family. When a serious personal injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, the injured party and his or her family have the right to pursue legal action and financial compensation. To increase the chances of a favorable verdict or settlement, victims should seek the counsel of experienced catastrophic injury attorneys. If you live in the Chicago area and need legal advice after a catastrophic injury, contact Rubin & Machado today. We would be happy to review your case and lay out the legal strategy most likely to bring justice to you and your family.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Though catastrophic injuries can happen anywhere, they commonly result from:
- Auto accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Serious dog bites
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries leave victims with crippling disabilities, such as the loss of their ability to see, speak, walk, or care for themselves. Catastrophic injuries can range from burns and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) to amputations. Our catastrophic injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of brain and spinal cord injuries in particular.
Brain injuries can range in severity; victims usually experience difficulty with physical, psychological, and cognitive abilities. Victims of the most serious types of brain injuries may spend months or even years in a comatose state. Brain injuries are categorized by the degree and nature of the damage to the head. Open head injuries are caused by an external object penetrating the skull; closed injuries are those in which the skull is not fractured, broken, or penetrated.
Spinal Cord Injury
When the spinal cord suffers a severe blow, its ability to transmit nerve signals between the brain and the rest of the body is compromised. The result is usually the loss of sensation and bodily function below the point of injury. Victims of spinal cord injuries can suffer from partial or complete paralysis - a life-changing condition that requires ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, the services of a caretaker, and other significant lifestyle modifications.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Victims of catastrophic injuries usually require consistent care for the rest of their lives - the cost of which can add up over the course of many years. If your injury was caused by another individual’s reckless or negligent actions, you may be entitled to recover compensation which can help offset the costs of a caretaker, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and assistance with daily tasks. Our experienced catastrophic injury attorneys will design a legal strategy that proves the responsible party is at fault for your injuries and fight for the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
If you or a member of your family has suffered a catastrophic injury because of someone else’s negligence, contact the experienced attorneys at our Chicago firm today. Depending on the particular circumstances of your case, you could be eligible to recover financial compensation for medical bills and other losses and expenses.