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Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Helping Severely Injured Individuals Nationwide Since 1973

Were you severely injured due to the negligence of another party? Are you currently living with a physical and/or cognitive disability as a result? If so, the nationally recognized catastrophic injury lawyers at Wisner Baum can help.

We understand how difficult it can be to get back your life after suffering a catastrophic injury. While you focus on healing, we can take care of the legal process and fight for your rights. Compensation cannot undo the harm committed against you, but it can bring the at-fault party to justice and help you mend from any associated trauma.

Our firm advocates for individuals wrongfully subjected to life-altering injuries across the United States. We constantly strive for excellence in representing our clients. Our attorneys have resolved thousands of cases across the globe, winning over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Acclaimed by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” Super Lawyers®, the National Trial Lawyers, and the National Law Journal, our firm has the experience needed to fight for your legal rights in injury cases. Don’t wait. Put your case in hands you can trust.

Call Wisner Baum today at (855) 948-5098 to schedule a free consultation with a catastrophic injury attorney.

What Qualifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

Any injury that causes significant harm to your health and brings about substantial negative changes to your daily life and well-being can be classified as a “catastrophic injury.” For instance, an injury can be considered catastrophic if it causes a person to become dependent on the assistance of others such as bathing, eating, walking, financial support, working particular jobs, and the like. The development of cancer caused by exposure to a dangerous chemical or pharmaceutical drug can also qualify as a catastrophic injury.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Some other examples include but are not limited to:

  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Spinal injuries
  • Birth injuries
  • Neck and/or back injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Severe Burns
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision loss

Compensation for Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits

If the negligence of others caused your injury, you may qualify for compensation for:

  • your pain and suffering,
  • medical bills,
  • the loss of past and/or future wages,
  • a reduced quality of life,
  • and/or any other damages appropriate to your case.

Statute of Limitations

Please note that different types of accidents have different statutes of limitations, and these time frames vary by state. A legal professional can help you determine how long you have to pursue a legal claim. An experienced lawyer will also build the strongest possible case to maximize your compensation. Negligent parties and insurance companies will likely use all of the resources at their disposal to limit their liability, so it is vitally important that you retain legal representation with a proven track record in catastrophic injury litigation as soon as you are able.

Proving Your Catastrophic Injury Claim

People who sustain catastrophic injuries have the burden of proof and must establish that another party is responsible for their injuries. Generally, individuals suffering from injuries caused by truck accidents must prove negligence on the part of the other driver or trucking company, while those injured while using a product must prove the existence of a design or manufacturing defect. Each case presents its own set of complexities and challenges, so it is highly advisable to hire an attorney with experience litigating catastrophic injury cases.

Hire a Professional Attorney to Represent You

At Wisner Baum, our award-winning attorneys have successfully resolved thousands of cases on behalf of clients, earning more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with trustworthy legal counsel — honest and compassionate when working with them but relentless in our fight against negligence in the courtroom. Initial consultations are free of charge and offered on a same-day basis if desired. In addition, we offer legal services in both English and Spanish.

To discuss your legal options with a catastrophic injury lawyer, contact Wisner Baum online. Our firm accepts cases nationwide.

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