Jackson Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Severe, Life-Altering Injury Claims
While any injury can be life-changing, some are so severe that victims may never return to their once-normal routines. Known as “catastrophic injuries,” these injuries generally leave victims with significant disabilities and physical limitations, not to mention immense mental, emotional, and financial challenges.
At MW Law Firm - Mama Justice, we understand what you and your family are going through. Our Jackson catastrophic injury lawyers are here to guide you through the process of seeking justice, along with the fair financial compensation you are owed. We strive to hold negligent parties accountable and help our clients get back on their feet.
What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic?”
Although there is no set definition when it comes to “catastrophic” injuries, severe injuries that significantly impact victims’ lives are generally considered catastrophic in nature. In legal terms, a catastrophic injury is one that permanently prevents the victim from obtaining or performing any type of gainful work.
Some common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones/fractures
- Chronic illnesses and medical conditions
- Internal injuries
- Loss of hearing/vision
- Nerve damage
- Neurological injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
When an injury significantly impairs a bodily function, the victim is likely to face numerous challenges, from obtaining the proper medical care to managing everyday expenses while out of work to learning to cope with a new disability. They may never return to the life they once enjoyed.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?
Most often, catastrophic injuries result from traumatic events, such as serious falls and car crashes. However, even a seemingly minor accident can lead to a devastating, life-altering injury.
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Large truck and commercial vehicle collisions
- Falls, including slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Medical errors
- Defective products
- Unsafe property conditions
- Workplace accidents
- Exposure to toxic or harmful substances
- Fires and explosions
All too often, these incidents occur because another person or some other entity was negligent, reckless, or acted unlawfully. When this is the case, victims and/or their families are entitled to take legal action and seek fair financial compensation for their damages.
Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases
Although catastrophic injury cases seem, on the surface, very similar to standard personal injury claims—and in many ways, they are—there are several key differences that set these types of cases apart. One of these differences is the severity of the victim’s damages.
“Damages” is a legal term used to describe the collective losses, financial and otherwise, a person suffers as a result of being injured or otherwise harmed due to another’s negligence. While victims of any type of injury are likely to sustain significant damages, those who suffer catastrophic injuries face immense physical, emotional, mental, and financial hardship.
At MW Law Firm - Mama Justice, we fight for maximum compensation for our clients, including recovery for the following types of damages:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance fees
- Surgeries and other treatments
- Ongoing and future medical care
- Medical equipment and devices
- Lost income, wages, and other employment benefits
- Future lost earnings
- Loss of earning capacity/disability
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, etc.
- Therapy/counseling services
Catastrophic injury victims typically face hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of dollars in unexpected expenses related to their injuries. As a result, the overall value of these claims tends to be high.
Insurance companies are generally not willing to pay out high-value claims and may dispute, deny, or undervalue your catastrophic injury claim. But our team knows how to fight back. Our catastrophic injury lawyers in Jackson have helped countless clients throughout Mississippi take on major insurance carriers and successfully fight for the full, fair compensation they were owed. We are here to handle every legal detail, from gathering evidence to submitting necessary paperwork to negotiating for a favorable settlement on your behalf.
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Our team brings more than 40 years of combined experience to every case. We have the resources, skills, and know-how to effectively advocate for you and your family, regardless of the complexity of your case or the severity of your situation. As your legal team, we are here to be your guide through the entire process, providing answers to your questions and addressing any concerns you may have. We are proud to offer compassionate, attentive legal service with an emphasis on developing strong attorney-client relationships. And when it comes to representing our clients’ rights, we are dedicated and aggressive litigators who are not afraid to go to trial whenever necessary.
If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, reach out to our team today to learn how we can help. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not pay anything unless/until we win your case.
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