Navigating Catastrophic Injury Claims: A Step-by-Step Guide

Navigating Catastrophic Injury Claims: A Step-by-Step Guide

After an injury accident, you may have sustained severe physical bodily harm. Catastrophic injuries are those that result in extensive physical damage to a victim and where long-term or permanent disability is likely. These injuries not only change a person’s life forever in the physical sense, but they also can impair a person’s mental and emotional health. Catastrophic injuries may require ongoing medical treatment and therapy and working through the recovery process can be highly complicated. Usually, a person with catastrophic injuries will be unlikely to fully recover to the physical state they were in prior to their injury accident.

Personal injury claims for catastrophic injuries often come with a high price tag. This is due to the substantial physical harm that is suffered and the need for a considerable amount of costly medical treatment and care. Additionally, when a catastrophic injury happens, the negligence that existed could be considered gross negligence and also warrant additional damages that an average personal injury claim would not.

It is important for victims of catastrophic injury accidents in Pennsylvania to have skilled legal counsel on their side representing their interests. Victims of catastrophic injuries must secure the highest amount of compensation, and having an attorney with experience managing this type of complex claim is critical to the outcome. The Philadelphia catastrophic injury attorneys at  Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP can assist you with your claim when you sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident.

Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim

Navigating Catastrophic Injury Claims: A Step-by-Step GuideVictims of catastrophic injuries usually sustain many costs and losses associated with their injuries. An attorney can assist these individuals in navigating the personal injury claims process and help them secure maximum recovery.

Catastrophic injuries can include paralysis, disfiguring burns, severe neck or back injuries, loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries, and more. When a cataclysmic accident happens that produces catastrophic results, victims should be immediately rushed to a hospital for emergency care. The length of time a victim would have to stay in a hospital and the type of treatment needed will depend on the diagnosis of physical bodily harm that was suffered. This information will also determine how much future medical care will be needed. 

Since one’s ability to gather evidence and information from the accident scene may be limited due to the severity of their catastrophic injuries, it is imperative not to wait to get in touch with an attorney. An attorney can start the claims process including gathering as much information as possible early on, when the information may be plentiful. Waiting too long makes it much more difficult to get the most persuasive evidence and it also risks missing the statute of limitations which is the amount of time one has to file a suit.

Speak with an Attorney at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP

Catastrophic injury claims may include economic damages like the cost of medical treatment and non-economic damages like one’s personal pain and suffering. When the actions of the party who caused the accident were egregious, then a victim may also be able to be paid punitive damages as well.

For more information about filing a catastrophic injury claim in Pennsylvania, you are welcome to connect with an attorney at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP to schedule a free consultation at (215) 731-9900.

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