Are you a victim of catastrophic injuries in a Virginia auto accident? It's vital to seek competent legal counsel immediately after such accidents to protect your rights.Kalfus & Nachman’s compassionate and experienced catastrophic injury lawyers will aggressively fight in and out of court to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Approximately 2 million people get injured and 40 thousand lose their lives in nearly 6.5 million motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States every year. In the year 2018, Virginia witnessed a total of 131,848 motor vehicle crashes, where 820 people lost their lives and 66,523 injured. (Source- NHTSA)
Catastrophic injuries are life-changing, and victims may experience severe mental and emotional turmoil because of the traumatic crash they endured. Virginia's catastrophic injury attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman can ensure a fair settlement by offering highly skilled and compassionate legal counsel.
How do you define a catastrophic injury?
The American Medical Association (AMA) defines a catastrophic injury as a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, and may include skull or spine fractures. Catastrophic injuries can also include traumatic brain injuries and burn injuries. However, an injury that is likely to have long-term or permanent disastrous effects on a victim's quality of life may be considered a catastrophic injury.
Common Examples Of Catastrophic Injuries In An Auto Accident
Catastrophic injury victims may require years of rehabilitation, medical treatments, and surgical interventions. Below we have put together some of the most common catastrophic injuries victims may suffer in an auto accident include:
- TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY- Traumatic Brain Injuries are common in auto accidents and can have serious ramifications. It can result in life-long cognitive dysfunction, impaired speech, vocabulary, memory loss, emotional disorder, and decreased capacity to move your arms and legs.
- SPINAL CORD INJURY - Catastrophic spinal cord injuries could leave a victim partially or fully paralyzed. The need for extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and other types of long-term care can radically change the lives of the victim and their family. Compared with most injuries, the economic cost of spinal cord injuries is considerably greater.
- INTERNAL ORGAN INJURY - Internal organ injuries often go unnoticed in motor vehicle crashes, but its effects can be life-threatening.
- AMPUTATIONS - The loss of a limb in an auto crash may leave a person unable to resume their line of work and can bring the survivor and his family significant physical, emotional, and financial problems.
- BURN INJURY- Burn injuries often result in life-long and permanent scarring. To recover from the aftermath of a burn injury, multiple excruciating surgeries, rehabilitation, and treatment may be needed.
Compensation For Catastrophic Injuries In A Virginia Auto Accident
Catastrophic injuries permanently alter the victim's life and may require expensive life-long medical care. An accomplished catastrophic injury lawyer can help recover compensation for the damages that the victim or his/her loved one has experienced, including current and future medical costs, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, loss of earning potential, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and permanent disability.
Catastrophic personal injuries have considerable financial implications and the best chance a family has for securing the compensation they need to thrive is a successful personal injury lawsuit.
At Kalfus & Nachman, we understand that a catastrophic injury is not just another personal injury case. Such cases require determination, hard work, and the willingness to get justice for the victim with fair compensation. If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries in a Virginia auto accident, you can trust our firm to provide you with the highest quality legal representation of your case.
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