Catastrophic Injury Serving Erie, Millcreek, and Harborcreek, PA

Erie Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Securing Your Future By Getting the Compensation You Deserve

The term “catastrophic injury” can be confusing because all accidents and injuries are catastrophic to a certain extent. Legally speaking, however, a catastrophic injury is any injury that takes away your ability to work, and in some states, your ability to live your life the way you did before your injury.

If you are unsure whether or not you have suffered a catastrophic injury, our team at McNair Law Offices, PLLC can help guide you through your claim.

Call our Erie, PA catastrophic injury lawyer at 814-918-3377 or contact us here to get started.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

According to 34 USC 10284, a catastrophic injury is “an injury, the direct and proximate consequences of which permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.”

This federally recognized definition protects your right to legal action in all 50 states, including Pennsylvania.

Still, to have a valid catastrophic injury case, your injury must be the result of someone else’s negligence.

To prove negligence, you must show:

  1. The person you are suing (the defendant) owed you a duty of care
  2. The defendant breached that duty
  3. You were injured
  4. Your injury is a result of the defendant’s breach

Of course, in catastrophic injury lawsuits, you must also demonstrate the extent of your injuries – and how they prevent you from working.

This is easier for some injuries than others, but our Erie catastrophic injury attorney can help you build your case.

What Are the Most Common Catastrophic Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries (SCI) are 2 of the most well-known catastrophic injuries because they frequently result in paralysis and other permanent disabilities.

Common catastrophic injuries include:

  • TBI
  • SCI
  • Serious burn injuries
  • Amputations
  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Blindness and loss of hearing
  • Organ damage
  • Neurological disorders
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Chronic health conditions
  • And more

Whether you were harmed in a workplace accident or a car crash, we can help you recover. Adjusting to a catastrophic injury can be difficult, but with McNair Law Offices, PLLC, you will not have to do it alone.

What Causes Catastrophic Injuries?

Most catastrophic injuries are caused by falls and motor vehicle accidents.

These types of accidents can happen anywhere, and your road to recovery will depend on when, where, and how you were injured. We can help you via workers’ compensation claims or traditional negligence cases. The resources we help you recover can help you move on and secure a sense of justice.

Call us at (814) 918-3377 or contact us online for help after car, truck, and motorcycle accidents.

How Compensation Helps

Moving forward after a catastrophic injury requires the right resources. After lifesaving (and expensive) emergency treatment, you may need a significant amount of rehabilitative and assistive care. The medical attention you need does not come for free.

A successful settlement or verdict can help you afford and access:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Assistive care and devices
  • Experimental treatments
  • And more

Compensation can also help you cope with missed wages and changes to your earning potential, as well as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Although no amount of money can change what happened, financial means and security can help keep you comfortable moving forward. With the right care and resources, victims of catastrophic injuries can have full and happy lives.

Get Started Today

McNair Law Offices, PLLC has been helping people like you recover from catastrophic injuries since 1981. Attorney McNair has the knowledge and experience you need. With over 4 decades in practice, he can help you through your situation – no matter how complex.

As your friends and neighbors in Erie and around Pennsylvania, we start by getting to know you and your case, so we can give you the personalized care and attention you need.

Schedule a free consultation today at 814-918-3377 or online.

We look forward to helping you recover.

Why We're The Best

  • You Pay No Legal Fees Unless We Win a Recovery for You
  • Fighting for Individuals for Over 40 Years
  • Decades of Personalized & Professional Legal Advocacy
  • We're Versatile & Can Handle Different Types of Claims Successfully

Don't Wait to Get Help!

Whether you were injured in a car, motorcycle, or slip and fall accident, you need to know how long you have to file a claim for personal injury. In Pennsylvania, the deadline to file a claim is two (2) years from the date the injury occurred; this is known as the statute of limitations. If you fail to file your lawsuit during this time, you will not be able to pursue compensation from either the insurance company or the negligent party. That's why it's important to discuss your case with our firm as soon as possible.

Call McNair Law Offices, PLLC at (814) 918-3377 to schedule a free and confidential consultation today.

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