When you are involved in an accident resulting from someone else’s negligence, the severity of your injuries may vary depending on a range of factors. For example, perhaps you slipped on a patch of ice in a parking lot because the property owner failed to apply a deicing agent in a timely manner. This can certainly result in harm, but it’s likely you will at least recover from your injuries over a reasonable span of time.
This is not always the case. Some injuries can have a profound impact on your quality of life. They may even be so severe that some of their effects are essentially permanent.
Such injuries fall under the heading of “catastrophic.” If you or a loved one ever sustains a catastrophic injury because another party was careless, you may be facing significant economic losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, along with losses that don’t have an objective dollar value, such as pain and suffering.
You deserve to be compensated accordingly. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our team of New Bedford catastrophic injury lawyers has experience representing clients who’ve been injured in particularly severe manners. We are prepared to offer you the same aggressive representation.
Catastrophic injuries come in many forms. The following are a few common examples:
These injuries all share one quality in common: the way they affect a victim’s life is much more significant than the consequences of, say, a broken wrist. Catastrophic injuries require costly medical treatment and have a tendency to rob victims of their ability to work and earn an income. They can also prevent them from engaging in activities they once found enjoyable, attending to their own personal needs on a day-to-day basis, providing for their families, maintaining intimate relationships, and much more. A dedicated New Bedford catastrophic injury attorney can help after a serious injury.
Seeking compensation for losses associated with a catastrophic injury will typically involve filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. Before this step, though, the negligent party who caused a victim’s injuries must be identified, and their negligence must be proven with supporting evidence.
This requires conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances that caused a victim to sustain their injuries. A New Bedford catastrophic injury lawyer can assist in this task.
Additionally, a skilled attorney will be prepared to negotiate for a fair settlement with an insurance company. The total dollar value of the losses one may have sustained in a catastrophic injury case can be quite high. An insurance company will be reluctant to offer a fair settlement to a claimant if they don’t have proper legal representation.
That’s a key reason to review your case with a lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. We know how insurance companies attempt to avoid paying claimants fairly. We also know how to counter their tactics. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online to schedule a free consultation.