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Prescott Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Every personal injury claim is a serious matter. Whether it’s a car accident or slip-and-fall incident, needing any time to recover from an injury after a situation caused by another party’s negligence can be emotional and stressful. The injured person is entitled to be compensated for any damage they suffered because of the injury. Catastrophic injuries are often life-changing. The injured person’s quality of life will lightly never be restored. These types of personal injury cases tend to highlight not the physical trauma, but place significant attention on the emotional and mental impact the injury has on the person and their lives. 

Our Prescott lawyers at Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. handled many catastrophic injury claims. We understand that your losses can be emotionally traumatizing while leaving you with unexpected financial burdens. While no sum of money can make up for the injuries and losses you may have sustained, our specialist attorneys can help you obtain financial compensation to help you cope with this life-changing incident. 

What Makes an Injury a Catastrophic Injury?

While a victim who files a personal injury claim may require medical care and extra support through recovery, they eventually can regain their quality of life. A typical personal injury case may involve injuries such as:

  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Bruises
  • Depression
  • PTSD

These injuries and mental conditions are serious and may require time and medical care, but there’s a high chance they will fully recover. A catastrophic injury case means the victim suffered a severe, life-altering injury that will likely permanently affect their lives and wellbeing. Often, victims of catastrophic injury do not fully recover from their injury and need continuous support to conduct daily activities. Some examples of catastrophic injuries may include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Loss of limbs
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Disfigurement 
  • Multiple fractures
  • Loss of hearing 
  • Loss of vision
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia 
  • Severe nerve or ligament damage 

While both claims involve an injury, the distinction lies in the severity of the injury as well as the allotted recovery time. 

Understanding the Different Between Personal and Catastrophic Injury Claims 

Victims who suffer injuries because of another party’s negligence have the right to pursue financial compensation. These civil legal proceedings provide victims with the opportunity to hold the at-fault party accountable and secure financial compensation to cover their damages. The amount of compensation recovered ranges from case to case and varies based on the severity of the injuries. The most significant difference between a typical personal injury claim and a catastrophic claim is the extent of the injury and its effect on the individual’s life. Apart from the severity of the injuries, there are a few other components that distinguish the cases.

Greater Damages

Due to the severity of the victims’ injuries, they may recover significantly more in damages than in a general personal injury claim. These include both economic damages associated with medical care and non-economic damages associated with pain and suffering losses. 

Future Medical Needs

Victims of catastrophic injuries often require ongoing medical care throughout their lives as well as continuous doctor visits, therapy, and accommodation. 

Expert Testimony 

Medical documentation and expert testimony are often vital to proving future medical needs and demonstrating the severe scope of damages sustained by the victim. 

Contact our Prescott Catastrophic Injury Attorney at Jensen Phelan Law Firm

At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C., we specialize in catastrophic injury and know how to build a strong claim for our clients. Our lawyers understand the importance of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries after a serious accident. We are a results-oriented law firm with over fifty years of experience helping clients in Prescott recover fair compensation. Schedule a free consultation with us today by calling (928) 778-2660 or filling out our contact form.