Waterloo Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Experienced Representation after Catastrophic Injuries
When a severe injury changes your life or the life of someone you love, the attorneys at Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., are there to help. We serve clients in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area and the surrounding parts of Iowa in catastrophic injury cases involving a wide range of accidents, incidents, and injuries.
Our team of experienced Waterloo catastrophic injury lawyers understands that a catastrophic injury can change your life down to every last detail. It can affect your relationships with family and friends, your ability to work, and everything in between. We know that you may now need special accommodations to help you manage once-ordinary daily activities and that, often, taking legal action is the best way to get those accommodations. We can help you take action in Iowa courts, holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one was catastrophically injured in Waterloo or Iowa City as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, contact Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. for a free consultation to learn more about your rights.
What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?
Any injury—big or small—can change your life. However, a catastrophic injury is one that is so severe, it completely alters the victim’s ability to go on living their normal life. Often, catastrophic injuries have a ripple effect, altering the lives of the victim’s family and loved ones.
Examples of common catastrophic injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Serious fractures
- Severe burns
- Vision and hearing loss
While these injures comprise a large portion of catastrophic injury claims, they are not the only types of injuries that can be considered catastrophic. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of serious, debilitating injury, please reach out to our Waterloo catastrophic injury lawyers as soon as possible to learn how we can help you fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
How Do Catastrophic Injuries Happen?
A catastrophic injury can happen at any time as a result of a wide variety of accidents and traumatic events. Frequently, they result from incidents caused by others’ negligence. When this is the case, victims and/or their families are entitled to take legal action against the at-fault person or party.
Catastrophic injuries are often caused by:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and falls
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Work-related accidents
- Sports accidents
- Acts of violence/assault
Damages in Catastrophic Injury Claims
In personal injury litigation, catastrophic injury cases are often set apart from other types of claims due to the complexity of these matters and the level of representation they require. Catastrophic injury victims not only need compensation for their immediate medical care costs and other losses but also for their future damages, such as future medical expenses, future lost earnings, future disability, and ongoing pain and suffering.
At Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., we have the resources and experience required to help victims of catastrophic injuries work to recover all of the compensation they need and are owed for their current and future damages. We take pride in offering our clients effective and aggressive advocacy, whether in settlement negotiations or at trial, and we have a proven record of results. Regardless of how complex your case may be, our attorneys are ready to help you navigate the legal process with compassion and personalized care.
Managing the Costs of Serious Personal Injury Litigation
Cases involving severe injuries can be every expensive. If you have been injured, you may be worried about the costs involved. At Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., we take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect attorneys’ fees unless you recover compensation for your injury. If we do not secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not pay.
It’s important that you act quickly if you or your loved one was catastrophically injured due to someone else’s negligence. In Iowa, you only have two years from the date of the accident/injury to file your claim; if you do not file your claim within two years, you will be unable to seek damages in nearly all instances.