While most injuries can heal relatively quickly, some injuries can be devastating and permanent. These types of catastrophic injuries may result in costly medical bills, severe physical and emotional distress, and could prevent the victim from working or earning wages–potentially for the rest of his or her life.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious, catastrophic injury due to another’s negligence, contact the Baltimore catastrophic injury attorneys at Brown & Barron, our team will work tirelessly to deliver you the results you deserve.
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Since no two catastrophic injury cases are the same, there is no average value. The most significant difference in each case is the severity of someone’s injuries. Someone with minor injuries might not receive as much compensation as someone with life-changing, severe injuries. Our attorneys will review your recoverable damages to estimate how much your case could be worth.
Recoverable damages are the amount of money someone owes a victim for injuring them. They could recover both economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic Damages You Could Recover
Economic damages are verified monetary losses you sustained because of your injury. The damages you could recover include:
- Medical expenses: Your medical expenses could be sizeable following a catastrophic injury. If you went to the emergency room or had a lengthy hospital stay, you need to include those costs in your claim. You should also add other costs such as medications, medical supplies, assistive devices (e.g., a wheelchair), and the cost of any home healthcare.
- Lost income: If you had to miss work because of the severity of your injuries, you could include the earnings you lost up to the date of the claim. You can do so no matter if you have been out of work the entire time or only missed a few days while you recovered.
- Lost earning capacity: A catastrophic injury could cause you to be out of work for a long time. If this is the case, you can include lost earning capacity in your claim. Our attorneys work with experts in the economics and medical fields to calculate the value of future earning capacity, such as your salary, benefits, and bonuses.
Non-Economic Damages You Could Recover
Recoverable damages do not just apply to monetary losses. You can also recover noneconomic damages, which are subjective, intangible losses. For example, after a catastrophic injury, you could recover the following damages:
- Pain and suffering: You could be compensated for the physical effects your injury caused you. You can include any pain, anguish, discomfort, or inconvenience in your claim.
- Emotional distress: An incident that causes a catastrophic injury could have been a traumatic experience. You might now suffer from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or sleep disorders. If you have any mental conditions, you could add those damages to your claim.
- Loss of enjoyment: Many catastrophic injuries could have a considerable impact on your ability to enjoy life in the same capacity you could before. If you cannot participate in activities you used to enjoy before the accident, you could be entitled to receive damages for loss of enjoyment.
Since noneconomic losses do not have an exact monetary amount associated with them, our attorneys will calculate the value of your noneconomic damages to determine what your claim could be worth.
Contact Our Baltimore Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Today
Our experienced, determined, and committed team of Baltimore catastrophic injury lawyers at Brown & Barron is ready and willing to go the distance on your behalf, no matter what it takes. We will thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances of your case, consult with professionals regarding your injury, and collect first-hand accounts of what occurred, so as to best plan a course of action to deliver you the compensation you deserve.
Never has there been a more important time to fight for what’s right. So, do yourself a favor and contact the Baltimore catastrophic injury lawyers at Brown & Barron today.
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Baltimore Catastrophic Injury Claim FAQ
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury refers to severe injuries that result in long-term, if not permanent, disability or disfigurement that can change the victim’s quality of life. They often require extensive medical treatment, long-term care, and rehabilitation.
Are Catastrophic Injury Cases More Complex Than Others?
Catastrophic injury cases are often more complex than other injury cases because they involve severe injuries that result in significant, long-term physical and emotional impacts, and calculating fair compensation for such impacts can be quite challenging. Cases may require extensive medical evidence, expert testimony, and detailed life care plans to accurately demonstrate the extent of the injury and its implications on the victim's quality of life; getting such evidence may take longer than expected, especially if coordinating with a third party is necessary.
Do Catastrophic Injury Claims Go to Court?
While catastrophic injury claims can go to court for litigation, it's not always the case. Many of these claims are settled out of court through negotiations between the injured party's attorney and the defendant's insurance company or legal representative. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, the case may proceed to court where a judge or jury will determine the outcome.
How is Pain and Suffering Calculated for a Catastrophic Injury Claim?
The calculation of pain and suffering for a catastrophic injury claim often involves one of two methods: the "multiplier method" or the "per diem" method. The multiplier method involves totaling the economic damages (like medical expenses and lost wages) and then multiplying them by a variable; the severity of the injury and its impact on the person's life often determine this multiplier. On the other hand, the per diem method assigns a dollar amount for each day the victim experiences pain due to the injury, which is then multiplied by the total number of days the victim has been in pain.
Tenacious & Dedicated Representation
Our firm is compassionate in nature, yet aggressive in our approach when pursuing cases involving catastrophic injuries because we know just how much is on the line for victims and their families.
When dealing with a life-long and permanent injury and disability resulting from the negligence of another party, we believe there is no time to waste in pursuing what you are entitled to.
Hear From Our Clients
"Brown & Barron, LLC has to be one of the best law firms in the state of Maryland, possibly the entire country. The quality of their service is second to none. They go above and beyond to serve their clients and get the job done."Eric B.
"The best professional experience I have ever been a part of. I trusted them the entire way, and they exceeded all expectations."Darius L.
"Brown & Barron provided efficient, straight-up, and straightforward services in my medical malpractice case. They answered all my questions and kept me informed every step of the way."D.D.
"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."A.L.
"They definitely get the job done in will go above in beyond for the clients I appreciate all the hard work that they have done over the years."Ashley L.
Since 2017, our firm has recovered over $82 million for our clients. We fight aggressively to help our clients get a positive outcome with their cases. Catastrophic injuries can affect your life drastically and we want you to feel comfortable throughout the legal process. Choosing Brown & Barron as your Baltimore catastrophic injury attorney is the right choice because we have:
- Baltimore-based, local firm
- 130+ years of combined experience
- Award-winning attorneys
- Recovered millions for our clients
- Free, no-obligation consultations available 24/7
- Dedicated attorneys who are committed to every case and client