South Hill Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

A serious injury can change your life in an instant. You might find yourself unable to enjoy once-loved activities or work in the same way before. And, if your injury was caused because of someone else’s carelessness, you might be wondering how to hold them accountable. We recommend that you reach out to a South Hill catastrophic injury lawyer for help.

A lawyer from our team could hear what happened to you – at no cost. But don’t delay. There is a limited window of time you can file a claim in the State of Washington.

Understanding Catastrophic Injuries

Generally speaking, a catastrophic injury is one that has a major impact on your life. Serious injuries like these may be permanent, require long-term medical care, or prevent you from being able to work.

Some examples include:

No doubt, these types of injuries carry a significant emotional and financial burden for both victims and their families.

When Someone Else is Responsible for What Happened

If someone else was responsible for what happened, and you can prove it, they may be on the hook for compensating you for your damages. These are the types of situations where it’s beneficial to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

A valid claim has the following components:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care. For instance, a shop owner has a duty to keep their premises free of hazards (or at least, warn you of them).
  • The at-fault party failed in keeping that duty. A speeding or distracted driver, for example, is not keeping their duty to abide by traffic laws.
  • Your injury was a result of this failure. You need to demonstrate that your injury was caused because the at-fault person or company was negligent.
  • You suffered damages because of your injury. We’ll describe damages a bit more in the next section, but a catastrophic injury is most certainly going to have damages.

An experienced lawyer can help determine if you have grounds to pursue a personal injury case. If so, you may be able to receive compensation which can help restore your financial situation.

Damages in a Catastrophic Injury

“Damages” is a legal term that refers to all the ways you’ve been harmed because of your injury. Economic damages refer to the ways you’ve been financially harmed and non-economic damages refer to the pain and suffering you’ve faced.

When you’ve been seriously or permanently hurt, the damages are likely to be high. Which of these have you experienced?

  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future earning potential
  • Hospital and doctor bills
  • Prescription drugs or medical device costs
  • In-home nursing care
  • Emotional trauma
  • Anxiety or depression

In the event your loved one passed away due to the severity of their injuries, you may also be facing funeral and burial expenses. Our attorneys can help close family members (such as a spouse, partner, or child) file a claim on behalf of their loved one. Please call us and we’ll be happy to share more.

Take the First Step – Call Us

Reach out to a South Hill catastrophic injury lawyer from our team today. Let us handle the legal stress so you can focus on your healing. As a reminder, there’s no cost for an initial review. Plus, we work on a contingency basis so we only charge a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement.

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