Philadelphia Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Our personal injury lawyers are here to help those who suffer from these kinds of injuries get compensation for their pain and financial costs for them and their families.

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Catastrophic injuries are life-changing by definition. In legal terms, a catastrophic injury is one that permanently stops someone from being able to work. These injuries are hugely traumatic to individuals and their families. They put a huge strain on a family’s finances, with crushing medical bills added to the inability to do gainful work. Thankfully, there are personal injury laws that exist to help those who suffer from these kinds of injuries get compensation for their pain and financial costs for them and their families.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury

A catastrophic injury is an injury that causes someone to be permanently unable to do gainful work. They’re so devastating because they almost always happen suddenly, leaving someone with disabilities for the remainder of their life. These kinds of injuries come with large financial stresses because in addition to the medical care needed to treat the injury and the loss of potential wages, lasting disabilities often require ongoing medical care.

While there are countless types of injuries that can be catastrophic and they happen for a wide range of reasons, there are a few types of injuries that are more common than others. They often include injuries to the nervous system, like serious burns or trauma to the spinal cord. Some other common injury types are injuries including amputations, neck injuries, and head injuries. This is because these kinds of injuries can cause paralysis and paraplegia.

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We’ve helped our clients receive significant monetary rewards from catastrophic accident cases in Philadelphia.

What Counts As A Catastrophic Injury

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An entity is liable if they are negligent. In order to be negligent they must have failed to take reasonably expected actions to prevent the injury from occurring.

However, what should be considered a reasonably expected precaution may not be immediately obvious if you’re not involved in personal injury law. For example, things like regularly scheduled maintenance, proper training techniques, and maintained safety standards can all come into play when looking at potential negligence.

While catastrophic injury is a term that applies to certain kinds of injuries with life changing consequences, whether or not a catastrophic injury case can be pursued depends on the specifics of the situation.

If the injury was caused by the negligence of an individual or entity, like an organization or business, then a personal injury claim can be filed against them to get compensation for expenses related to pain and suffering, as well as medical expenses and expected expenses.


How Thistle Law Can Help You

When the stakes are so high for those injured and their families, they can’t afford to take chances on their legal prospects. If you believe you may have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side to fight for your legal interests. Personal injury can be complicated with many different potential avenues to pursue. An expert attorney can help you and your family weigh all of your legal options and decide what’s best for you.

You want to consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you believe you or a loved one have suffered due to someone else’s negligence. There is a 2 year statute of limitations that applies to filing personal injury lawsuits. Insurance companies and those responsible will do their best to limit your payouts.

At Thistle Law we’ve handled thousands of personal injury cases so we have the decades of experience needed to navigate the complex liability rules that can limit your payouts. We care for all of our clients with compassion and fight with tenacity to get them the compensation they deserve. Call (215) 525-6824 or use our contact page to start your free consultation today.



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