Have you been left with a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s mistakes? Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. in Iowa City can help you file a claim against them and pursue every penny owed to you. It is possible that your life will never be the same because of what they did. Let’s make certain your case and the damages you are owed reflect the severity of the situation. Set our catastrophic injury lawyers in Iowa City on the case right away.
What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury involves a permanent, life-changing, and/or life-threatening injury or illness. For example, a broken ulna might be painful for a while, but it will probably heal correctly, so it is not considered catastrophic in most cases. But a broken spine can result in paralysis or chronic pain, so it is catastrophic by most definitions.
Insurance companies always get skittish when a claimant’s injuries have been labeled as catastrophic. They know that they could soon be looking at a huge list of damages owed to the claimant. You can be sure that the insurance company answering your catastrophic injury claim will be looking for ways to not pay anything.
What are the Long-Term Effects of Catastrophic Injuries?
When someone is catastrophically injured, they might experience these long-term effects:
- Chronic pain or discomfort
- Loss of mobility
- Paralysis in one or more limbs
- Memory loss and amnesia
- Depression, anxiety, or PTSD
- Speech impediments
- Learning difficulties
- And more
The common thread among all catastrophic injury cases is that the claimant is now dealing with serious consequences that they never would have experienced had the defendant been more careful. It seems fair to expect the defendant to be the one who pays for all of the financial and emotional damages.
What Caused Your Catastrophic Injury?
To make the most of your catastrophic injury claim, we will need to figure out what caused it and why. An in-depth investigation will likely be necessary to fully understand your accident or the incident that resulted in your serious injury.
Common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
Available Damages in a Catastrophic Injury Case
When needed, we can network with outside experts like medical doctors and rehabilitative professionals to fully understand the extent of your injuries and disabilities. Even financial analysis can be called upon as expert witnesses to attest to how much it will cost you to live with your new limitations. At that point, when we are confident that we know how much your life has changed, we can accurately calculate your economic and non-economic damages.
You might be able to sue for compensation that pays for past and future:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
With a catastrophic injury case, you might be awarded punitive damages, too. In rare circumstances, a court will approve punitive damages to further punish the defendant for truly unacceptable negligence and wrongdoing. For example, if you suffered a life-changing brain injury because a drunk driver with a BAC level three times that of the legal limit hit you, then punitive damages might be possible.
Free Consultations are Available to Inquiring Clients
Getting more information about your claim is easy. Just dial (319) 220-0416 and speak with the Iowa City catastrophic injury lawyers of Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. We have no-cost consultations available to talk to you about your accident and what you can do next to pursue compensation. It is just one of many ways that we take the stress out of pursuing justice in the wake of a serious accident.
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