Lake Havasu City Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Some injuries can affect you for the rest of your life, causing permanent mobility issues or cognitive issues or both. The physical and emotional effects of these injuries on victims and their loved ones can be very difficult to manage, and the financial impact can also be quite significant.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, severe burns or any other type of catastrophic injury, you may be able to pursue a claim against the responsible party. The Lake Havasu City catastrophic injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group understand how traumatic these injuries can be and how important recovering compensation can be.
Our firm has obtained more than $750 million in compensation on behalf of our clients. This includes a recovery of $7.65 million for a traumatic brain injury victim and $3.1 million for an auto accident victim with a broken neck.
The consultation with our licensed attorneys is free and there is no obligation. We charge nothing up front for our services and do not get paid unless we help you obtain compensation.
Schedule your free case evaluation today by calling 1-800-706-3000.
How Do I Know if I Have a Valid Case?
That is a difficult question to answer on your own. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge about proving fault for an injury and are prepared to review what happened to you or your loved one in a free consultation.
One of the main things our lawyers need to determine is if negligence caused your injury. This legal theory is applied to most personal injury claims and it has four elements, each of which must be proven. This includes:
Duty of Care
The person or entity that caused you to suffer an injury must have owed you a duty to act to keep you from suffering harm.
Breach of Duty of Care
The at-fault party did not act to uphold the duty of care you were owed. The at-fault party either did nothing or its actions were careless or intentionally reckless.
Link Between Breach of Duty and Injury
Your lawyer must show a cause-and-effect relationship between the at-fault party’s actions and your injuries. Without this party’s negligence, you would have been unharmed.
Injuries Resulted in Damages
We must provide evidence of damages resulting from your injuries. Damages could be financial, physical or emotional (medical costs for treatment, property damage, lost wages, emotional anguish, etc.)
There is limited time to take legal action. Call our attorneys as soon as possible to discuss whether you may have a case.
Compensation for Catastrophic Injury Damages
Catastrophic injuries can be quite expensive to treat, particularly because treatment can last the rest of the victim’s life. Victims may struggle to continue working in the same job as before and may miss a lot of time from work during their recovery and to receive treatment.
If you have a valid case, you may be able to pursue compensation for the cost of current and future treatment, along with lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
Some of the types of medical expenses you could claim may include:
- Hospital bills, including bills for surgeries and hospital stays
- Transportation to the hospital in an ambulance
- Costs of medication
- Costs for physical therapy and rehabilitation
Other damages that may be available in a catastrophic injury claim could include:
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering (depression, lost sleep, anxiety, etc.)
- Costs of hiring a caretaker
- Damage to personal property
Have questions about the legal process? Call a Lake Havasu City catastrophic injury lawyer for a free legal consultation. 1-800-706-3000
What Causes Catastrophic Injuries to Occur?
Catastrophic injuries often result from serious accidents, particularly those involving motor vehicles. Many victims of serious motorcycle, car or commercial truck accidents suffer life-changing injuries.
These severe injuries can also happen because of medical malpractice, particularly during a surgical procedure or the diagnosis of an illness.
Catastrophic injuries may also result from workplace accidents, such as slip and fall accidents, heavy machinery accidents, and fires or explosions. Dog attacks and nursing home negligence may also result in catastrophic injuries.
When a catastrophic injury was caused by another’s negligence, or you have reason to believe the injury could have been avoided, it is important to talk to a lawyer about it.
The licensed attorneys at Phillips Law Group are here to discuss what happened and possible legal options for your situation.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
There are many types of catastrophic injuries. Essentially, any injury that creates a permanent disability or significant decline in quality of life may be considered catastrophic.
Some of the most common catastrophic injuries we see include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (concussions, brain bleeds, etc.)
- Spinal cord injuries, particularly paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Third-degree burns to significant portions of the body
- Lost hearing
- Lost vision
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limbs (arms, legs, fingers, toes, etc.)
- Permanent disfigurement, such as from a burn or significant laceration
The significant damage from these injuries cannot be overstated. Victims may need lifelong care and assistance with daily tasks. Victims may need to make home modifications and use mobility aids like crutches or wheelchairs for the rest of their lives.
Call Our Lake Havasu City Catastrophic Injury Lawyers to Discuss Your Accident
Over more than 27 years, our legal team has obtained more than $750,000,000 in compensation on behalf of Arizona injury victims.
Our founder, Jeffrey Phillips has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials and obtained verdicts in several Arizona counties, including Mohave, Yavapai, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Navajo. He is also in the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers – Top 25.
Your consultation with a licensed attorney is free of charge and there is no obligation to file a case, so there is no risk to you in meeting with us. We also work on contingency – no fees unless we recover compensation for your injury damages.
After receiving treatment, whether at Kingman Regional Medical Center or another medical facility in the area, consider contacting our firm.