Personal injury claims in general involve allegations that the negligence of another person caused an injured party’s injuries, and that as a result, some form of some form of monetary compensation should be paid.
When the injuries are so extensive as to be significantly life-altering, they are categorized as catastrophic.
Such compensation is paid to the victim by whoever is at fault, that is, the individual legally responsible for the accident. In many instances – whether a motor vehicle, workplace, or recreational activity accident – the responsible party’s liability insurance company will be directly involved in the legal process, hiring its own investigators and attorneys, with the goal of defending claims brought against its insured.
Before such damages can be sought, an in-depth investigation must be pursued, to answer some critical questions, such as: the nature and cause of the injury; the effect of the injury on a victim’s work, lifestyle, and daily activities; and the effect on physical and emotional well-being. Damages recoverable for personal injuries are typically classified as compensatory.
Some compensatory damages can be specifically quantified based on accrued or expected costs incurred, while others, such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life, are less easily determined.
Catastrophic injuries – brain injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and limb amputations – present significant challenges to every aspect of daily living.
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Recovery from catastrophic injuries can take significant time, even years, and even then, recovery likely will be incomplete. When a full recovery will not be possible, the injured person will enter into a physical therapy and rehabilitation program to learn how to maximize independence and functioning.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence such as a serious burn injury, brain injury, spinal cord damage or paralysis, or loss of a limb resulting in permanent disabilities, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts.
If you want to speak directly with one of our catastrophic injury attorneys, we can be contacted at (617) 742-1900, or toll free at 1-800-545-3732. We are ready to answer your questions and discuss how you can protect your legal rights.
Ross Greenstein is a tenacious and dedicated litigator that strives for success and zealously advocates on behalf of his clients. Mr. Greenstein has a wide variety of legal experience in various areas of litigation such as catastrophic injuries, product liability, general negligence, wrongful death, all of which involve advocating for those who lack representation and are in need of assistance.
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