A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that is so serious, the victim suffers permanent physical, emotional, and/or financial harm. This kind of life-altering damage typically affects not only the victims but their families, too. Catastrophic injuries also typically inflict massive expenses on the victim. Learn how our experienced personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas can help you with some of these struggles.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
Brain injuries – Victims of catastrophic brain injuries often suffer severe physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments that interfere with their abilities to work, attend school, or participate in day-to-day life and relationships.
Amputations – Amputations are, by definition, catastrophic injuries because they involve the permanent loss of a limb. Victims face a lifetime of living with the challenge of using a prosthetic device, and of coping with the trauma of losing a physical part of themselves.
Spinal cord injuries – A catastrophic spinal cord injury typically involves a victim suffering from permanent paralysis, confines the victim to a wheelchair and causes lifelong health complications.
Other catastrophic injuries include bone fractures, organ damage, and severe burns.
Las Vegas-area victims of catastrophic injuries caused by someone else’s careless or reckless actions have legal rights to seek compensation through legal action. The experienced Las Vegas catastrophic injury lawyers of Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, can help. Contact us today.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries in Las Vegas
A victim can suffer a catastrophic injury in a wide variety of scenarios, including:
Motor vehicle accidents, which consistently rank as a leading cause of accidental catastrophic injury in Nevada and throughout the United States;
Construction accidents, particularly when workers or bystanders on a Las Vegas construction site fall from high heights, get struck by objects, suffer electrocution, or get trapped by or between structures or heavy objects (a group of incidents known as the Fatal Four).
Defective consumer products, which can explode, catch fire, cut victims with sharp edges, cause electrocution, or behave in unexpected ways that lead to deadly accidents.
Pedestrian accidents, in which a pedestrian’s unprotected body sustains a blunt force impact that can cause massive external and internal injuries;
Medical malpractice, in which a Las Vegas medical professional fails to provide a patient with an adequate standard of medical care, resulting in severe and potentially fatal health complications for the patient;
Motorcycle accidents, which pose a risk of severe injury to motorcycle riders who often get thrown from their bikes in a collision; and
Bicycle accidents, which commonly cause injuries in a crash similar to those sustained by motorcyclists, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
No matter the cause of a catastrophic injury a victim suffers in Las Vegas, the experienced, diligent lawyers at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, can help them recover the compensation they need and deserve from the parties at fault.
Compensation in Las Vegas Catastrophic Injury Cases
By working with a Las Vegas catastrophic injury lawyer who has a proven track record of fighting for injured clients, such as Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, victims of Las Vegas catastrophic injury can give themselves the best possible chance of recovering the compensation they deserve. No lawyer can guarantee that a client will recover money through legal action, however a law firm makes every effort to ensure the victim’s rights are honored.
In a typical case, victims of a catastrophic injury can often seek payment for:
Medical expenses, including the cost of emergency care, hospitalization, long-term care, physical therapy, medication, and medical equipment.
Non-medical expenses, such as the cost of modifying a home to accommodate a disability, or of hiring someone to help out with day-to-day tasks;
Lost income, resulting from the victim of the catastrophic injury missing work, and/or causing a disability that prevents the victim from returning to work;
Pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life caused by the catastrophic injury, including harm done to the victim’s personal relationships and ability to engage in activities the victim once enjoyed.
In some cases, punitive damages, which seek to punish conduct that was extreme or outrageous that resulted in a catastrophic injury.
At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we work closely with victims of catastrophic injury and their families to evaluate all of how an injury has impacted their lives. This allows us to ensure that if and when we take legal action on a client’s behalf, we seek the maximum compensation available under Nevada law for their injuries and losses.
Insurance Companies and Las Vegas Catastrophic Injuries
Some Las Vegas victims of catastrophic injury expect they can simply file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company and obtain full compensation for their injuries. Unfortunately, that is rarely what happens.
Instead, an insurance company that issued a policy to the at-fault party will often try to do everything possible to avoid paying the full amount of a claim. That may include making a lowball settlement offer to try to tempt the injury victim into taking far-less money than the victim deserves, or trying to contact the victim directly in hopes the victim will say something that undermines the value of the claim.
Call Our Las Vegas Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Today
At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we know that suffering a life-altering injury is stressful. Not only is it hard on you, the victim, but it is also hard on those who love you. When you have suffered an injury caused by the negligent behavior or deliberate action of another person, contact our Las Vegas catastrophic injury attorneys at (702) 382-9797. We can help advocate on your behalf and get you the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.
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