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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.

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we understand the devastating impact that catastrophic injuries can have on individuals and their families. Catastrophic injuries often result in life-altering consequences, causing significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, our experienced team of attorneys is here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Norfolk catastrophic injury attorneys know what it takes to win cases and how to get the best possible results for our clients.

Call (855) 880-8163 to schedule a case evaluation with one of our catastrophic injury attorneys today.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury refers to a severe and often permanent injury that has a profound impact on a person's life. These injuries typically result in long-term or permanent disabilities, requiring extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care. Catastrophic injuries often have a significant impact on the victim's ability to perform daily activities, maintain employment, and enjoy a normal quality of life.

The specific definition of a catastrophic injury may vary depending on legal and insurance contexts, but generally, it includes injuries that result in:

Severe Physical Damage: Catastrophic injuries typically involve extensive physical damage to the body, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, multiple fractures, amputations, and internal organ damage.

Long-Term or Permanent Disabilities: These injuries often result in long-term or permanent disabilities that require ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, and assistance with daily activities. Examples include paralysis, loss of limb function, blindness, deafness, or significant cognitive impairments.

Profound Impact on Quality of Life: Catastrophic injuries have a profound impact on a person's overall quality of life. They may cause chronic pain, emotional distress, loss of independence, inability to engage in previous activities, and a need for extensive support and accommodations.

High Medical Costs and Financial Burdens: Treating and managing catastrophic injuries can result in substantial medical expenses, including surgeries, hospital stays, medications, rehabilitation services, assistive devices, and ongoing therapies. These costs, coupled with potential loss of income due to disability, can place a significant financial burden on the injured individual and their family.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries We Handle

Our skilled Norfolk catastrophic injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge to handle a wide range of catastrophic injury cases, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Severe burns
  • Multiple fractures
  • Organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Blindness or deafness
  • Internal injuries

Non-Economic Damages for Catastrophic Injuries

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, and loss of earning potential.

In the state of Virginia, the law allows those who suffer catastrophic injuries to sue the parties responsible for their injuries for additional compensation. This additional compensation is known as "non-economic damages" and is meant to compensate victims for the emotional and mental pain they suffer as a result of their injuries.

Non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Determining the appropriate amount of non-economic damages can be challenging, as they are subjective and not easily quantifiable. Courts and juries typically consider various factors, including the nature and severity of the injury, the extent of the impact on the victim's life, medical expert testimony, and the individual circumstances of the case when determining compensation for non-economic damages.

Our catastrophic injury attorneys in Norfolk can help you recover the full value of your case. Catastrophic injuries can result in millions of dollars in damages. By working with our team, you can focus on getting better while we do the legal work for you.

What to Do After an Accident

After an accident, it is important to act quickly. You will have only a limited amount of time to file a claim, so you will need to act quickly and follow the proper steps. Our Norfolk catastrophic injury attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and can file your claim on your behalf if you choose.

The first step is to get medical attention. Catastrophic injuries require immediate and ongoing medical care. Even if you do not think you are seriously injured, you should go to the emergency room to get checked out.

You will also need to gather evidence. This will include:

  • Police reports
  • Accident reports
  • 911 calls
  • Emergency room and doctor's office records
  • Photographs of the scene of the accident
  • Photographs of your injuries

You will also need to contact your insurance company and file a claim. You may also need to file a claim with the at-fault party's insurance company. If you do not have insurance, you can still file a claim with your insurance company to help cover your medical bills and other expenses.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury, our team at Kalfus & Nachman PC can help. Our catastrophic injury attorneys in Norfolk can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We know what it takes to win cases and how to get the best possible results for our clients. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve after an accident.

Call (855) 880-8163 to schedule a case evaluation with one of our catastrophic injury lawyers in Norfolk, VA today.

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  • You Will Pay No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
  • Our Attorneys Are Well-Equipped to Fight Insurance Companies
  • We Have Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases Since 1979
  • We are a Full-Service Firm with Multiple Locations
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    “I highly recommend Kalfus & Nachman. They were on point from start to finish. Their office called me to keep me informed every step of the way. Everyone was friendly and returned calls and e-mails promptly! Very professional!”

    - Victor Gilmore

    “They took the time needed to listen and explain the answers to any questions I asked. The follow-up to return my calls was excellent and the results were unparalleled.”

    - Nancy Lewis

    “I was able to gain a sense of "calm" in the midst of dealing with an injury and all the hardship that comes with it. Thanks!!!”

    - K. Williams

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