Federal Way Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

A catastrophic injury can happen at any time – while driving the car, working at a construction site, or even visiting the doctor. But maybe you’re here today because you’ve suffered an injury you think is someone else’s fault. Did someone behave carelessly or even criminally and cause you harm? If so, please call a Federal Way catastrophic injury lawyer for legal help.

Here’s why: you may be able to seek a monetary award for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. And working with a qualified attorney is the best way to ensure the maximum award possible. We encourage you to read the following information on this page to learn more about how personal injury law works and when to reach out to one of our attorneys.

What are Catastrophic Injuries?

There is no legal definition of “catastrophic injury,” but there is a generally accepted view of the term. Simply put, a catastrophic injury is one that is severe in nature, often with long-lasting or permanent impacts to the victim.

Some examples could include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI). These serious head injuries often require ongoing medical intervention.
  • Paralysis. A spinal cord injury, such as paralysis, is often an irreversible injury that can be devastating to both the victim and their family.
  • Amputation. The loss of a limb an impact the victim’s ability to work or perform daily activities.
  • Loss of vision or hearing. When a victim loses one of their primary senses in a tragic accident, they are forced to navigate the world in new ways.
  • Scarring and disfigurement. Sometimes, the injury leaves a victim with upsetting, visible scars that could cause emotional harm or embarrassment. For example, a burn injury may leave substantial scarring.
  • Death. There are times when the victim is not able to overcome the injuries. In this situation, close family members such as a spouse and children, may pursue compensation on their loved one’s behalf.

There are other injuries that could be considered catastrophic, too. The important thing to understand is that we’re talking about severe, life-altering injuries.

Catastrophic Injuries Impact Victims in Many Ways

Our attorneys have seen and heard the many ways our clients’ lives have been harmed by a catastrophic injury.

If you’ve been a victim, have you experienced any of the following?

  • Steep medical bills
  • Extensive, and sometimes painful, treatment
  • In-home care or accommodations
  • Loss of enjoyment of daily activities
  • Inability to work in same capacity, or at all
  • Impact to family and friends
  • Emotional trauma
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances

What we’ve described above are the potential damages you could have in a catastrophic injury case. If someone was responsible for your injury, under Washington State law, you could pursue compensation (RCW 4.56.250).

A Skilled Attorney Can Help Determine Liability

Do you believe someone is to blame for what happened to you? If “yes,” you should call a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible for legal guidance. The attorney can investigate what happened and identify who’s responsible. Once the at-fault party has been identified, the attorney can take legal action to seek a settlement on your behalf.

It’s even more important to work with an attorney when you’re dealing with a severe, permanent injury. Often, the insurance company will want to settle with you quickly. While it may be tempting when you’re facing medical bills to take their offer, understand that it’s most likely far too low. An experienced attorney can help you better understand what’s truly fair in a case like yours.

Please, don’t accept any offer until you’ve talked to an attorney from our team. Once you’ve accepted an offer from the insurance company, you give up your right to seek more money later.

What is Your Case Worth?

We understand you want to know how much your case is worth. Unfortunately, there’s no quick or easy answer here.

A settlement value is determined by many factors including who’s responsible, insurance policy limits, verdicts in similar cases to yours, the severity of your injuries, and the size of your medical debt. As the facts of your case become known, the potential value can shift in either direction.

The best way to know if you have a case and its potential value is to reach out to one of our qualified attorneys. Also, the sooner you can do this, the better positioned we’ll be to help you.

We Offer Free Case Reviews for Victims

Ready to reach out to a Federal Way catastrophic injury lawyer? Get started today by calling our offices and asking for a free case review. You’re under no obligation, and you’ll only pay a fee if we choose to work together and if we win you a settlement.

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