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Gilbert Catastrophic Injury Attorney

All injuries are painful, distressing, and disruptive to the victim’s normal life, but when it’s an injury with life-altering consequences it’s considered a catastrophic injury. A grave injury impacts every aspect of the victim’s life, including their health, financial state, and emotional well-being. It can also affect life quality and lower life expectancy. After suffering this type of injury, a victim may need ongoing medical care and could lose some or all of their ability to care for themselves and support their families. Previous interests and activities may be out of reach, leading to a lowered quality of life.

While any catastrophic injury is traumatic, they are even more distressing when caused by the negligent, reckless action, or wrongdoing of another person or entity. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury or you have a family member who was harmed in this way, you deserve compensation for all of your damages.

A Phoenix personal injury attorney understands the trauma of this sort of injury. Hastings & Hastings PC is a Gilbert Arizona law firm with a strong community reputation for success in catastrophic injury claims. With over 90 years of combined experience in personal injuries, we can work toward getting you the compensation you need in order to maximize your recovery. Call or contact our Gilbert personal injury law firm today for a free evaluation of your catastrophic injury case.

Defining Catastrophic Injury

If you or a loved one suffered an injury that requires ongoing medical treatment and reduces the quality of life enjoyed before the accident, it would be considered a catastrophic injury. Grave injuries such as these often require surgeries, medications, physical or occupational therapy, and ongoing care. They make it difficult to continue working in your former capacity or you may not be able to work at all. Catastrophic injuries may occur as a result of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, or in ways the victim never imagined at all. Examples of this type of injury include the following:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Neck and Back injuries, with debilitating pain, spinal cord damage, or paralysis
  • Limb amputations
  • Serious fractures
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Organ damage
  • Loss of vision or hearing

Not only do injuries of this magnitude cause physical pain and emotional trauma to the individual but they impact the entire family.

Proving Liability for a Catastrophic Injury in Arizona

If you’ve experienced a catastrophic injury due to the negligent actions or inaction of another party, the Arizona courts require that you prove that party’s liability for your injury. The Gilbert personal injury lawyers at Hastings & Hastings understand how to investigate catastrophic injury cases and prove liability on the part of the negligent person, business, or other entity. In order to show liability in Arizona, our team will prove the following:

  • That the person at fault for the injury owed the victim a duty of care, such as to take reasonable steps to keep their premises safe or to drive carefully and follow traffic laws
  • That the person at fault breached that duty of care
  • That the breach directly caused the catastrophic injury
  • That the injured victim has suffered economic and non-economic damages due to the grave injury

After proving liability, your case can move forward toward negotiating a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company and eventually to the courtroom if unable to reach a satisfactory settlement during the negotiation process.

Why Choose Us for Your Catastrophic Injury Case?

Our team of Gilbert personal injury lawyers will diligently investigate all aspects of your catastrophic injury case, such as examining accident reports, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing traffic camera footage or surveillance video when available. We know how to craft a compelling case for compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses and anticipated future medical expenses
  • Lost earnings and reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish and trauma
  • PTSD, anxiety, and depression
  • Reduced quality of life and loss of consortium.

Our team of Gilbert catastrophic injury attorneys operates on a contingency fee basis so you only pay after you receive your substantial compensation payout. Call or contact our Gilbert Arizona office today for a free evaluation of your catastrophic injury claim so we can begin working on our strategy for your case.