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Chandler Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Injuries can be distressing and care may require ongoing medical treatments, procedures, and follow-up appointments. Many injuries cause missed work days and escalating financial burdens. But some injuries are so devastating that they result in life-altering consequences for the injured person and their families.

These catastrophic injuries have long-term impacts on the victim and their family, with negative effects on health, financial situation, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. Some catastrophic injury victims find themselves no longer able to care for their families and pursue the same activities and interests they once enjoyed.

While most injuries are painful and upsetting—catastrophic injuries are traumatic—when a catastrophic injury could have been prevented but happened because of the negligent, reckless behavior, or wrongdoing of another, emotions may be overwhelming.

If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury, life-altering impacts may leave you wondering where to turn. If your injury happened due to the action or inaction of another, you have the right to compensation for the severe damages you’ve suffered. A Chandler personal injury attorney is ready to help. Our catastrophic injury attorneys at Hastings & Hastings PC of Chandler have years of experience representing severely injured clients to maximize their chances of receiving the most substantial compensation possible for their catastrophic injury claim in Arizona. Call our Chandler office today for a free case evaluation so we can advocate strongly for your compensation.

What are Catastrophic Injuries?

A catastrophic injury is one with lasting or permanent negative consequences on the victim’s life. These are grave injuries that require ongoing medical procedures and treatments and diminish the injury victim’s quality of life. Often they need corrective surgeries, and physical therapy, and may require home health care. Catastrophic injuries may result in permanent disability, impairment, and shortened life expectancy. Examples of catastrophic injuries include the following:

  • Spinal cord damage with paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Back and neck injuries with debilitating pain and reduced mobility
  • Amputations
  • Serious bone fractures
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement

These examples of catastrophic injuries cause the injured person both physical pain and emotional anguish. They also often cause serious medical debt and financial problems related to lost time at work or inability to work.

Proving Liability in a Chandler Catastrophic Injury Case

When a grave injury occurred due to someone else’s actions, the impacts can be overwhelming. Victims of catastrophic injuries deserve compensation for their serious damages. While financial recompense cannot erase the catastrophic injury, it can help the victim access the best medical care and help relieve financial burdens. First; however, the injured victim must prove liability. A skilled catastrophic injury lawyer understands how to meet the state’s burden of proof for liability including showing the following:

  • That the at-fault party owed the injury victim a duty of care to act in a safe and reasonable way to prevent injury to others
  • That the person at-fault committed an act of negligence or wrongdoing that breached that care of duty
  • That the breach of duty resulted in a catastrophic injury
  • That the injured victim has suffered significant damages, including economic and non-economic damages.

Once a plaintiff proves liability in an injury, the next step is to move forward to calculate the damages and begin strongly negotiating for full compensation, typically from the insurance company of the at-fault party.

What Compensation Is Available for a Catastrophic Injury?

Arizona recognizes both economic and non-economic damages in catastrophic injuries and allows victims to recover their losses through a settlement or court award, including compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses, both past, and future
  • Lost earnings and future lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish, PTSD, and depression
  • Loss of consortium (lowered ability to enjoy many aspects of relationships with loved ones)
  • Loss of life quality

Why Choose Hastings & Hastings for Your Chandler Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?

When you need a Chandler catastrophic injury lawyer on your side, Hastings & Hastings is the firm for you. We are passionate about defending the right of victims of catastrophic injuries and helping them recoup their financial losses and gain monetary compensation for their physical and emotional pain. We offer free case evaluations and a contingency payment plan so we get paid our discounted rate only after you win. Call our Chandler office today to discuss your catastrophic injury case with our compassionate attorneys.