Grand Junction Serious Injuries Lawyer
When a loved one suffers a serious injury, it’s a frightening experience for everyone involved. While the injured party fights for their life, loved ones are left to pick up the pieces, scrambling to help and make sense of what’s happened. In the event of a catastrophic injury, finding the right legal representation can help a great deal. As Grand Junction serious injury attorneys, Killian, Davis, Richter & Kraniak, PC understands how difficult the recovery process can be and our team will fight to do whatever necessary to aid in your endeavor.
What is considered a catastrophic injury?
While there is no explicit legal definition of catastrophic injury, suffering one is almost always life-changing. A catastrophic injury typically leads to long-term – often permanent – disability, disfigurement, and may prevent an individual from ever being able to performing any gainful work. While each experience is unique, most victims of catastrophic injury face similar challenges: undergoing numerous surgeries, lengthy rehab, ongoing medical treatment, and the reality that your life has changed forever.
Some of the most common types of catastrophic injury include:
- Serious head trauma and brain injury: Wounds to the head and face area are particularly serious, as they can affect your sight and appearance. However, traumatic brain injury can be the most serious of injuries a person can suffer.
- Amputation of limbs: Injuries that lead to the loss of a limb are significant. Amputation injury can happen anywhere, but very often happen in car accidents, in the garage or at work.
- Spinal cord injuries: Injuries to the C1 and C2 vertebrae can lead to life changing consequences, but any spinal cord injury is serious.
- Multiple bone fractures: An isolated incident of fracture may heal relatively quickly, but accidents that lead to multiple fractures often require hospitalization and long term therapy.
- Severe burns: Third and fourth degree burns can permanently damage or destroy nerves, muscle and bone.
- Paralysis: Any injury that leads to full or partial paralysis of any part of the body is a catastrophic injury. This includes paraplegia and quadriplegia.
Causes of Catastrophic Injury
A serious injury can result from nearly any activity and they almost always happen when you least expect it. Motor vehicle collisions – such as car, truck and motorcycle accidents – are a leading cause of catastrophic injury, as well as falls from height and fire.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury, Killian, Davis, Richter & Kraniak, PC can help. Our compassionate, experienced attorneys have helped many families in Grand Junction put the pieces of their lives back together and get accident victims the compensation they deserve. Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation.