A catastrophic injury is one that significantly limits a victim’s ability to pursue major life activities, such as working for a living, communicating, walking, and caring for oneself. A catastrophic injury may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and other services over a long period. Many catastrophic injuries cause permanent disabilities.
Catastrophic injuries are often suffered in accidents caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, such as a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident, or other premises liability situations caused by unsafe conditions.
The personal injury attorneys of Otorowski Morrow & Golden, PLLC in Seattle pursue claims on behalf of victims of catastrophic injuries caused by negligence.
Our experienced attorneys can discuss your case in a free initial consultation. We’ll let you know how you can protect your rights under Washington law.
Call us today or fill out our online contact form to find out how we can help with a catastrophic injury claim.
A catastrophic injury is one that suddenly causes great damage or suffering. Some examples and how they may be caused by negligence include:
People fall victim to catastrophic personal injuries in a wide variety of situations – while driving, in grocery stores and shopping malls, at work, and in private homes, just to name a few. A moment of careless on the part of another person can leave a victim with a lifetime of pain and disability caused by a catastrophic injury.
Accidents that result in catastrophic physical injuries often cause psychological and financial harm as well. An injured person might need weeks, months, or years to recover, and may not be able to work during this time. Many victims of catastrophic injuries are permanently disabled. Meanwhile, they face bills for primary medical care, medicine, therapy and rehabilitation, in-home care, wheelchairs and other assistive devices, and property damage, such as to repair or replace a car after a crash.
Washington law allows accident victims to pursue personal injury lawsuits as a way to seek relief when they have been harmed through the negligence or recklessness of others. These legal claims, most often paid through insurance, are meant to make the victim whole again financially.
Catastrophic injury cases are complicated from a medical and a legal standpoint. It is critical that you discuss your case with a highly qualified lawyer.
The attorneys at Otorowski Morrow & Golden, PLLC are experienced in reviewing cases that involve serious injuries caused by the negligence of others. To talk to our team about your situation, call us today or fill out our online contact form for a free claim evaluation.