Accidents can happen at any time, and sometimes people can get seriously hurt. Catastrophic injuries can lead to severe disability, medical bills, and emotional trauma. What makes these injuries even harder is when the actions of others cause them.
After experiencing a catastrophic injury, you may be able to pursue compensation from those responsible. A Rockville catastrophic injury attorney from Brown & Barron is ready to help you with your case.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
In general catastrophic injuries cause long-lasting damage to the body. Catastrophic injuries can affect your ability to carry out everyday life activities and your overall health and well-being.
So, for example, a spinal cord injury that paralyzes you from the waist down would be an example of a catastrophic injury. With this injury, you would no longer be able to walk, which impacts the type of work and activities you can do.
A head injury that causes severe brain damage would be another example. You may have to undergo extensive surgeries and physical therapy and still be unable to think and function like you previously could.
A catastrophic Injury can come from medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, or birth injuries as well.
Often catastrophic injuries come with a vast number of medical bills. They impact not only you, but the people you love. For example, you might not be able to interact or work like you used to, making every family moment different than it used to be. You may not be able to meet your family’s financial needs anymore. Or you may have to spend a significant amount of your time getting medical treatment.
Get in touch with a catastrophic injury lawyer serving Rockville, 410-547-0202 for a free case evaluation.
What Sort of Compensation Can I Get After a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is similar to other types of personal injuries. You might receive compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are tangible, such as the medical bills you have because of your catastrophic injury. You might have medical bills from the emergency treatment you received, from surgeries, or even from new medications you have had to take.
Other examples would be income you lost from not being able to work or your out-of-pocket expenses after the injury.
Non-economic damages are non-tangible, but they can still impact your life immensely. For example, you may experience emotional pain and suffering. You may experience a decline in your quality of life or loss of enjoyment in things you once enjoyed doing.
Your immense financial, physical, mental, and emotional toll can lead you to seek compensation with outside legal help.
How does Consulting with a Catastrophic Injury Attorney Help Me?
Suppose you are seeking to gain compensation after a catastrophic injury. In that case, you will likely need to work with a catastrophic injury attorney. Catastrophic injury attorneys specialize in handling cases just like yours and can offer you help in the following areas:
- Review the facts of your case and who is responsible for your injury.
- Help you collect evidence to support your catastrophic injury claims.
- Go over the legal options you have available to you and how much you may be able to receive in compensation.
Getting an initial, free consultation can help you understand what action you can take and how the attorney will work with you going forward. Should you choose to work with Brown & Barron, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We will be in close contact with you and keep you updated about your case.
We are also familiar with the laws in Maryland that will apply to your case. We will help you with the paperwork to ensure that you don’t miss any deadlines if you choose to file a lawsuit. Finally, we act as your legal representation throughout your case and help you communicate with everyone involved.
Costs of Hiring a Catastrophic Injury Attorney
From renovating to accommodate your new disability to your medical bills, you have a lot of financial costs, and they keep adding up. Many people fear that they will not be able to handle the legal fees if they hire an attorney.
At Brown & Barron, we use a contingency fee structure. This means that we take a percentage of your compensation to cover our legal costs. If we do not recover compensation for you, we do not receive payment either. This payment structure allows you to make choices with legal help right away. We can answer further questions about our fee structure at your initial free consultation.
Act as soon as possible, however. You only have three years from the time of injury to pursue legal action per Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 5-101 for personal injuries. There may be exceptions to this time limit depending on your circumstances.
Clients have been delighted with our services, and we are proud to serve our clients in the Rockville area. Some of our clients have noted the following after working with our firm:
- “The best professional experience I have ever been a part of. I trusted them the entire way, and they exceeded all expectations.” ~Darius.
- “After a two year process my case is resolved. I would like to commend and highly recommend Mr Chris Casciano for his diligence, attention to detail and support for myself and my family. Working with this law firm gave me confidence and comfort during an emotional and difficult time. Thank you so very much.” ~ A.L.
- “Brian and Leah answered all my questions, and the staff was always available and courteous. They did a great job with my case, and I would recommend them to anyone who asked.” ~Brittany.
We bring years of experience to the table. We are ready to bring our legal expertise to your catastrophic injury case.
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You might not know what to do next, but getting your initial free consultation can help you find answers. We can help you understand your options, and we offer this consultation completely free to all our clients. We are ready to help you in your catastrophic injury case. Contact us today for your free consultation.
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