Accidents and the injuries they cause are often unexpected and can result in devastating losses. The field of personal injury law exists to help victims recover when their accidents are caused by another’s carelessness.
When an accident claims the life of your loved one, for example, you are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. Similarly, any injury that takes away your ability to work is considered catastrophic and can thus lead to a catastrophic injury lawsuit.
At Davis Levin Livingston, we are well-equipped to handle catastrophic injury cases and dedicated to pursuing justice on your behalf. To find out if your injury merits a claim, explore this page and call (808) 740-0633 with any questions.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
As we mentioned above, the consequences of a catastrophic injury will prevent you from working, or otherwise enjoying your life as it was before the accident. According to U.S. Code Title 42, Section 3796b, catastrophic injury means “consequences of an injury that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.”
If your accident leaves you with a disability that affects your professional life, you are entitled to compensation. Contact our attorneys to discuss your case.
What Does a Catastrophic Injury Look Like?
Whether your injury affects you on the outside or the inside, the consequences can certainly be catastrophic. Some accidents leave victims with external disfigurements, but others aren’t immediately apparent.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Burn injuries
- Severe fractures or broken bones
- Sensory injuries (like vision loss)
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Cognitive injuries
Any of the above injuries can change not only your life, but the lives of your loved ones. Help ensure your family has the resources to take care of you by filing a catastrophic injury lawsuit with our firm.
What Situations Cause Catastrophic Injuries?
Like any accident, catastrophic injuries can happen anywhere. Many people sustain these types of injuries during car accidents, but you can also be hurt in the following situations:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Work-related accidents on construction sites or at factories
- Recreational accidents on motorcycles or in kayaks
- Instances of medical malpractice
- Injuries sustained at birth
How Can A Lawsuit Make It Better?
The truth is, no amount of money will undo your accident or make your injury go away. That being said, catastrophic injuries come with financial realities that need to be addressed.
During the course of your lawsuit, you may be awarded damages. These are financial contributions from the wrongdoer that help compensate you for the consequences of your injury. While non-economic damages, like those for pain and suffering, are capped at $375,000 in Hawaii, economic damages can cover the full cost of cover future expenses like:
- Full-time caretaking
- Admission to an assisted living facility
- Any other medical or rehabilitative care you may need
- Special assistive devices
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
Secure your future by calling (808) 740-0633 today.
Why Did This Happen to Me?
Bad things happen to good people all the time. If you have a convincing catastrophic injury case, it’s because someone else caused your accident. Without this person’s negligence, you would not be in the situation you are in now.
In addition to helping you move forward financially, filing a catastrophic injury lawsuit can give you a sense of justice. Knowing that the person who hurt you understands the gravity of their actions and is facing tangible consequences can go a long way for your peace of mind.
During your case, our attorneys will hep you prove the “duty of care” of the person who harmed you and show how their acts or omissions violated that duty, thus compromising your everyday life.
What happened to you isn’t fair, but taking advantage of the legal system can help restore some justice to the world.
Help Is a Phone Call Away
While life may feel overwhelming right now, remember that you are not alone. Our team at Davis Levin Livingston is here for you.
We have been advocating on behalf of injured individuals like yourself for over 40 years and have a deep-seated belief in justice. At our firm, the help you need is truly a call or click away.
To get started on your case, call (808) 740-0633 or request a free consultation online.