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Joliet Catastrophic Injuries Attorney

Lawyer for TBI, Spinal Cord Injuries & More in Will County

Many personal injury cases may result in short-term injuries like a broken arm. In many cases, plaintiffs are expected to make a full physical recovery and return to their lives as usual. However, if your injuries are so severe that your life has been permanently altered, you may have sustained what is called a catastrophic injury. This type of injury is one that will affect your day-to-day life for an extended period of time and may never fully heal. People who sustain catastrophic injuries are generally not expected to be able to return to their lives and careers as they were before the injury. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you will likely need long-term care. The costs related to such an injury can be immense.

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is committed to helping individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries recover the full amount of compensation they need to make up for their lost wages, cover all current and future medical care costs, and address noneconomic damages like pain and suffering. We will strive to ensure that your needs going forward will be met and that you do not suffer financial hardship as a result of your accident.

Understanding Catastrophic Injuries

Many types of injuries can be considered catastrophic. If your injury will not heal fully and will impact your daily activities for the rest of your life, you have probably sustained a catastrophic injury. Common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries - TBIs and other serious head injuries can alter a person's ability to function in daily life. People who have suffered a TBI may suffer cognitive effects in addition to physical impairment. They are common in truck accidents or when a pedestrian is hit by a car.
  • Spinal cord injuries - The greatest risk related to spinal cord injuries is paralysis. People who sustain a spinal cord injury may become unable to walk, or they may even be totally paralyzed from the neck down. They may require professional daily care for the rest of their lives. These injuries may occur during slip and fall accidents or workplace accidents.
  • Loss of limb - The amputation of an arm or leg or the loss of function of a limb is a permanent and often disabling injury.
  • Vision loss - Eye injuries can lead to irreversible loss of sight. They are common when a factory employee is not provided with sufficient personal protective equipment.
  • Organ damage - Some accidents can cause damage to an internal organ that cannot be reversed or repaired. This may also occur when a surgeon commits medical malpractice.

If you have suffered a permanent and disabling injury, we will strive to ensure that you do not also suffer financial hardship. We will aggressively pursue full compensation for you.

Compensation for a Catastrophic Injury

Compensation awards for catastrophic injuries can be very high due to the need for intensive, long-term care and a person's inability to work. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Lost future earnings - You may be able to recover the entire amount of income you would have earned throughout the rest of your lifetime if the accident had not happened.
  • Current and future medical costs - This generally includes the cost of care you have already received and will need in the future, such as a home health aid or residence in a long-term care facility.
  • Noneconomic damages - You can be compensated for damages that cannot be easily quantified, like pain and suffering, psychological distress, and loss of enjoyment in life.

Our attorneys understand the significance of your needs after a catastrophic injury, and we will strive to ensure that they are met.

Contact a Will County Catastrophic Injuries Attorney

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC has the experience and legal knowledge needed to pursue fair and full compensation for those who have sustained catastrophic injuries. We work on contingency fees, so you only pay if we win. To begin with a free consultation, please contact us at 815-730-1977. We serve clients throughout Will County in Joliet and Naperville.

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