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Catastrophic Injury

Suffering a catastrophic injury can permanently alter the course of your life in a heartbeat. Defined as a serious injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, a catastrophic injury can all too easily make it impossible for you to perform the everyday activities that you might have used to take for granted. You could, for example, be confined to a wheelchair, find it difficult to earn a steady living, or be forced to live with chronic physical pain – to say nothing of psychological trauma and a lower quality of life, in general.

The catastrophic injury attorneys at Burg Simpson represent individuals – and their loved ones – whose lives have been turned upside down by one type of catastrophic injury or another. Burg Simpson is a nationally recognized law firm that has successfully helped injured people recover compensation for their injuries for decades. Our team comprises more than 70 highly experienced catastrophic injury attorneys who provide nationwide legal representation with respect to all manner of personal injury cases.

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Types of Catastrophic Injuries


A Burg Simpson, our catastrophic injury attorneys are currently accepting new clients who have suffered any of the following:

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is usually caused by a violent jolt or blow to the head. Symptoms can vary widely from nausea and loss of balance to slurred speech and loss of consciousness.

Burn Injury

Burns are categorized into first-, second-, and third-degree. Each degree reflects the extent of damage to the skin and underlying tissue.

Paraplegia

This catastrophic injury involving paralysis of the lower limbs is normally caused by trauma to the spine.

Quadriplegia

It is common for someone who has suffered a spinal cord injury such as in an auto accident or through an act of violence to have quadriplegia. This refers to paralysis from the neck down.

Damages

A catastrophic injury is an injury that can have prohibitively expensive long-term consequences. The medical costs for treating a catastrophic injury can, for example, be as much as $1 million in the first year alone and upwards of $100,000 every year thereafter.

The catastrophic injury attorneys at Burg Simpson excel at recovering the following types of compensation for their clients:

Medical Expenses

This category encompasses all medical services that someone who has sustained a catastrophic injury might require. It includes doctor examinations, ER treatment, ambulance fees, prescription medication, physical therapy – and the like.

Lost Income

A sudden drop of income is typical among those who suffer a catastrophic injury. While some simply take an extended leave of absence from work, others choose to leave the workforce entirely. Lost income and loss of future earning capacity are recoverable damages in a catastrophic injury lawsuit. Working with a catastrophic injury attorney can help you receive the fair compensation you deserve due to lost income.

Pain and Suffering

Living with a catastrophic injury can exact a terrible toll on the victim’s life in terms of physical pain and emotional suffering. Damages for pain and suffering are designed to compensate for aches, activity limitations, depression, scarring, and the possible shortening of one’s life.

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No one who has suffered a serious spine or brain injury should represent themselves or accept a settlement offer without having consulted legal counsel. Only catastrophic injury attorneys such as those at Burg Simpson are truly qualified to handle lawsuits of this complexity. It is worth repeating that the financial fallout of suffering a catastrophic injury goes well beyond the immediate medical treatment costs to include long-term care, job loss, and other losses that can be permanent in nature.

If you’d like to speak with one of the catastrophic injury attorneys at Burg Simpson regarding your legal options in the wake of a serious accident, then why not schedule a free case evaluation? To do so, you can either submit a free case evaluation or call us at 866-234-7768.

 

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