Erie Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Securing Your Future
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.
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:
- The person you are suing (the defendant) owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached that duty
- You were injured
- 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.
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:
- Serious burn injuries
- 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.