West Virginia Catastrophic Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury because of the negligence of another, you’ll need to contact a competent lawyer who has experience in catastrophic injury law suits. Please call us today at (304) 381-2166 for a consultation. There is no cost or obligation and if your injuries are so severe as to limit your ability to travel, we’ll be more than happy to come out and see you.
When a person has been the victim of a major accident such as one involving an automobile, motorcycle or tractor trailer, chances are that if they weren’t killed, they may have suffered a permanent catastrophic injury such as spinal cord damage, severe burns or trauma to the brain. In each of these cases, the catastrophic injury has altered the person’s life making it more difficult if not impossible to work, or to even function normally in society. Each type of catastrophic injury has it’s own set of challenges that a person has to deal with and overcome.
In the case of the person who suffers a spinal cord injury, there can be damage so severe that they may no longer be able to walk. In another instance the spinal cord damage may have occurred in such a place on the person’d spine that the he or she is left paralyzed from the neck down and is unable to walk, move their arms or breath on their own. In either case, their lives are changed forever as they no longer are able to support themselves and as a result will most likely spend the rest of their lives in the care of others.
Burn Injuries vary in their severity and in the case of an automobile accident, can occur when the person is either rendered unconscious or is trapped in their car, unable to extricate themselves. Of all of the catastrophic injuries that we see, burn injuries are the most painful. A burn victim may have to spend many months in a special burn unit of a hospital or be transferred to a special hospital that provides burn victim services. There they will possible have to undergo a number of painful and time consuming skin grafts. Even if all goes as well as possible, the burn victim can be left with horrible scarring and disfigurement that will have a life-long effect on their self esteem and their ability to have normal relationships requiring psychological therapy.
Catastrophic brain injuries can occur due to a blow to the head or a severe shaking or rattling of the brain within the skull. Most catastrophic brain trauma happens in motor vehicle accidents because one does not wear a helmet when driving a car or crossing as a pedestrian at an intersection. A severe brain injury can produce instant, temporary or permanent memory loss. In addition, a person’s motor skills and functions can be altered to an extent that leaves them unable to work for a living.
Many of these types of cases are caused by the negligence of another person operating a motor vehicle recklessly, or distracted by their cell phone or while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. If you are the victim of another person’s negligent, you can and should sue them and their insurance company for damages to compensate you for the physical and emotional pain and suffering that you are having to endure. Contact The Adams Legal Group, PLLC today.