Lexington Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
A serious and catastrophic injury will change a person’s life. In an instant, a person may go from being able to walk and run, pick up their children, work and earn an income, and move about freely without thinking about it to being unable to do any of these things; instead, they may rely on another’s care to perform basic tasks, like using the bathroom and bathing, may be unable to walk or move on their own, and may be completely prevented from working and providing for themselves or their loved ones.
At the offices of The Stanley Law Group, our Lexington catastrophic injury lawyers know how traumatizing and devastating a serious injury can be. While we can’t give you back your mobility or your ability to do the things that you once did, we can assist you in recovering the financial compensation you need to support yourself during this difficult time.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
While all injuries can be painful and frustrating, and perhaps even temporarily disabling, there are some injury types that are more serious than others. These include:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Limb amputation injuries;
- Burn injuries;
- Severe fracture injuries; and
- Internal injuries.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Most of the time, catastrophic injuries are the result of preventable accidents that would never occur but for someone’s negligence. Examples of common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Sports accidents;
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Construction site accidents;
- Slip and falls;
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents;
- Medical malpractice; and
- Defective product accidents.
Your Rights After Suffering a Catastrophic Injury
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury and you believe that another party’s negligence was the proximate cause of your harm, you maintain the right to file a personal injury claim directly against that party for compensation. In order to recover your maximum compensation award, you will need to prove that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, that the duty of care owed to you was breached, and that your injuries would not have occurred but for a breach of the duty of care. You will also need to prove the extent of harm you have suffered (value of your claim) and that you did not contribute to your injuries in any way. (If you are found to be partially at fault for your harm, your recoverable damages award can be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.)
How Our Law Firm Can Help
As you focus on your recovery, our Lexington catastrophic injury lawyers can focus on building your case. We will work hard to prove negligence, causation, and damages, and will aggressively negotiate your claim to improve your chances of recovering the settlement you deserve. Because the damages in catastrophic injury claims are often significant, we will also prepare your case for trial and be ready to file a lawsuit if necessary.
We offer free case consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. Please reach out to us by phone or online to learn more.