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Scottsdale Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Almost all accidents with significant injuries result in the need for medical treatments, doctor visits, and missed time from work, but some injuries are so grave in nature that they have life-altering consequences. When victims suffer catastrophic injuries, the consequences are devastating, with impacts not only on health, emotional well-being, and life quality but also on the financial well-being of the entire family. When someone experiences a catastrophic injury they may lose their ability to care for themselves and their families and the interests and activities they once enjoyed become out of reach. While all catastrophic injuries are devastating, they are even more traumatic when they happen due to the negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing of someone else.

If you or a family member has suffered devastating impacts and long-term diminished quality of life due to a catastrophic injury caused by someone else, you have the right to compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. A Scottsdale personal injury attorney can help during this turbulent time. The legal team of Hastings & Hastings PC in Scottsdale passionately defends the rights of catastrophic injury victims. Our decades of experience in Arizona personal injury courts, strong reputation of success, and local resources make us uniquely qualified to represent you in your catastrophic injury case so you gain back some of the losses you’ve suffered. Contact our firm today for a free case consultation.

What is a Catastrophic Injury Case?

When a person suffers an injury with ongoing consequences and negative impacts on life quality for the foreseeable future, it’s a catastrophic Injury. These grave injuries require medical interventions such as surgery, medications, physical therapy, and often home health care. Their previous work may now be impossible, or they may not be able to work at all. An injury of this magnitude seriously diminishes the quality of a victim’s life and may also shorten life expectancy. Some common examples of catastrophic injuries may include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Back and neck injuries with spinal cord damage
  • Limb amputations
  • Serious fractures
  • Disfigurement and permanent scars
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Lost hearing or vision

These catastrophic injuries not only cause physical and emotional pain but also result in serious economic impacts for the injured victim and the whole family.

How to Prove Liability in Catastrophic Injury Cases

When serious injuries result from an accident that was caused by someone else, the impacts are even more distressing and frustrating. If you’ve suffered an injury this way, you deserve compensation for your damages, but first, Arizona requires that you prove liability. The Scottsdale catastrophic injury lawyers at Hastings & Hastings have the necessary investigative skills to prove liability by meeting the state’s requirements including showing the following:

  • That the person at fault owed a duty of care to take reasonable steps to protect you and others; for instance, drivers owe it to others on the road to drive safely and follow all traffic laws and shop owners must keep their premises free of safety hazards that could injure customers
  • That the at-fault person breached that duty of care
  • That the action or inaction of the at-fault person directly caused your injury
  • That you’ve suffered economic and non-economic damages as the result of your injury

Once you’ve shown liability in a catastrophic injury case, you can move forward toward gaining compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company.

Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries in Arizona

The Arizona courts allow catastrophic injury victims to gain back monetary compensation for their damages. Injury victims are owed both economic and non-economic damages including the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses, including physical therapy, medical equipment, and home healthcare
  • Lost income and future lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity in cases of disabling injuries
  • Pain, suffering, and emotional anguish
  • PTSD, depression, and anxiety
  • Loss of consortium and reduced quality of life

While it’s more difficult to assign a number to non-economic damages like pain and suffering, monetary compensation is the court’s only way to right this type of wrong. Victims of catastrophic injuries deserve compensation for the pain and suffering caused by someone else’s negligence.

Why Choose Hastings & Hastings of Scottsdale For Your Catastrophic Injury Case?

A Scottsdale catastrophic injury attorney understands the trauma of a catastrophic injury. With decades of experience settling and trying injury cases in Scottsdale and the surrounding area, Hastings & Hastings knows how to collect evidence, interview witnesses, and draft a strong demand letter to insurance companies. Your attorney will also stand ready to aggressively defend your interests in court if required. We operate on a contingency fee basis so you owe us nothing until you are paid out. Call our Scottsdale office today for a free evaluation so we can begin strategizing the best plan for gaining the compensation you deserve to move forward.