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Suffered a Catastrophic Injury Caused by Negligence?

When a person is severely injured in an accident, the consequences can be life-altering for the victim and their family. Catastrophic injuries can result in permanent disability, including paralysis, and can require lifelong medical care and support. In many cases, the injured person is unable to return to work and earn an income in the same capacity as before, adding financial strain to the emotional and physical toll.

At Pacific Cascade Legal, our attorneys understand the many challenges that families face after a catastrophic accident. If you or your loved one was severely injured due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Our team can help you navigate the legal process and work to ensure that you get the most favorable outcome in your case.

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What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a type of injury that results in severe, long-term damage. These injuries typically have a permanent impact on a person’s life and often result in some level of disability. Catastrophic injuries can be caused by a variety of incidents, including car accidents, falls, defective products, medical malpractice, and more.

Common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can result in paralysis or loss of sensation and function below the site of injury. These injuries often lead to permanent disabilities, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): TBIs occur when the brain suffers a sudden trauma, such as a blow or jolt to the head. Depending on the severity, TBIs can lead to cognitive impairment, memory loss, motor dysfunction, and changes in behavior or personality.
  • Amputations: Loss of a limb, either through traumatic injury or surgical removal, can have profound physical and psychological effects on an individual's life. Amputations can result from accidents, severe infections, or medical conditions like diabetes.
  • Severe Burns: Burns that cover a large area of the body or penetrate deep layers of tissue can cause extensive damage and require complex medical treatment. Severe burns often result in permanent scarring, disfigurement, and functional limitations.
  • Organ Damage: Injuries that cause damage to vital organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, or kidneys can have life-threatening consequences and may require organ transplant or lifelong medical management.
  • Multiple Fractures: Fractures involving multiple bones or complex fractures that affect joints and surrounding soft tissues can lead to chronic pain, limited mobility, and long-term disability.
  • Vision or Hearing Loss: Traumatic injuries to the eyes or ears can result in partial or complete loss of vision or hearing, significantly impacting an individual's ability to communicate, work, and engage with their surroundings.

How to Prove Liability in a Catastrophic Injury Case

Unlike minor injuries, catastrophic injuries are often much more complex in terms of proving liability. This is because the damages are much higher and the injuries are more severe. As a result, it is highly recommended that you work with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney who can help you prove liability and navigate the legal process on your behalf.

When trying to prove liability in a catastrophic injury case, you will need to prove the following elements:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care: This means that the defendant had a responsibility to act in a reasonably safe manner. In a car accident, for example, all drivers are expected to obey the rules of the road and drive safely.
  • The defendant breached the duty of care: This means that the defendant failed to act reasonably and, as a result, caused your injuries. In a car accident, for example, a driver who was texting and driving may be considered negligent because he or she failed to drive safely.
  • The breach of duty caused your injuries: You must be able to prove that the defendant’s breach of duty was the direct cause of your injuries. In other words, if the defendant had not acted negligently, you would not have been injured.
  • You have suffered damages: Damages refer to any losses you incurred as a result of your injuries. This can include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

How We Can Help

At Pacific Cascade Family Law, we understand the devastating impact that a catastrophic injury can have on an individual and their family. Our firm can help you recover compensation for a wide range of damages, including:

  • Medical expenses: This can include the cost of hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and more. Catastrophic injuries often require lifelong medical care, and you deserve to be compensated for these costs.
  • Lost wages: If your loved one was unable to return to work after a catastrophic injury, you can recover compensation for the wages you lost. If your loved one is unable to return to work in the same capacity as before, you can also recover compensation for the loss of future earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: Catastrophic injuries often cause significant physical and emotional pain and suffering. You can recover compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one has endured as a result of their injuries.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: If your loved one is no longer able to enjoy the activities they once did due to their injuries, you can recover compensation for the loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Loss of companionship: If your loved one’s injury has affected your relationship with them, you can recover compensation for the loss of companionship.
  • Loss of consortium: If your loved one’s injury has affected your ability to have a physical relationship with them, you can recover compensation for the loss of consortium.

If your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for help. Our Oregon City catastrophic injury attorneys are here to provide the compassionate legal support you need during this difficult time.

Call our firm today at (888) 981-9511 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our catastrophic injury lawyers in Oregon City.

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