People who are victims of certain accidents may sustain serious injuries from which they ultimately recover, but other injuries that can result in permanent disability or otherwise drastically affect a person’s quality of life are considered catastrophic. The victims who suffer these devastating types of injuries may be unable to return to work and can also require full-time assistive care at home.
When injuries of a catastrophic nature are the result of another party’s negligence, victims may be entitled to compensation for the financial burdens they will incur during their rehabilitation. These types of injuries often affect not only the victims themselves, but entire families as well.
Cincinnati Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer
If you or your loved one sustained injuries that are catastrophic in nature, you should immediately contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Steiden Law Offices fights for clients throughout Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio.
We represent clients in Hamilton County in Ohio as well as Kenton County and Boone County in Kentucky. You can receive a no obligation review of your case during a free consultation when you call today.
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- What types of accidents cause these injuries?
- What are some examples of these injuries?
- What kinds of compensation can victims obtain?
Any number of unfortunate incidents can result in a person suffering injuries that forever change their lives. Some of the types of accidents that result in injuries so severe that they prevent victims from ever returning to any gainful work can include, but are not limited to:
- Automobile Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Products
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability / Slip and Fall Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
Some of the most devastating injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Amputations — Any accident resulting in the loss of a limb not only affects a person’s ability to return to work, but can also lead to additional expenses for costly prosthetics.
- Burn Injuries — These can cause permanent disfigurement that tremendously affects a person’s enjoyment of life, but they can also involve possible nerve damage that requires multiple surgeries and additional therapy.
- Neck Injuries — Severe neck trauma may require extensive rehabilitation and possible surgery.
- Internal Organ Damage — Any damage to the heart, kidney, liver, or lungs can result in internal bleeding and severe pain that requires expensive surgery.
- Spinal Cord Injuries — The severity of this injury can be classified as a “complete” or “incomplete” injury, depending on which part of the spine was affected and how much motor or sensory function the victim has. Paraplegia applies to victims who suffer paralysis of the legs and abdomen but retain full use of their arms. Quadriplegia or tetraplegia is paralysis of the arms and legs.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) — People who sustain TBIs may not show any physical signs of having sustained injuries of catastrophic nature, but they can suffer severe sensory, social, and emotional impairments that make them unable to return to work or care for themselves. Severe TBIs can result in victims being confined to wheelchairs and requiring full-time care.
When another party’s negligence results in injuries that are catastrophic, victims who had their lives dramatically altered may be entitled to such compensation as:
- Long-Term Care
- Lost Future Income
- Lost Wages
- Medical Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Rehabilitation Expenses
Steiden Law Offices | A Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer in Cincinnati
Did you or your loved one suffer injuries so severe that you may never return to work? Steiden Law Offices represents accident victims who have sustained these types of injuries, and we fight to obtain the compensation that you need and deserve.
Our firm has been serving the greater Cincinnati area for two decades, with clients in Ohio and Kentucky. Contact us at right now to let our attorneys review your case and develop a legal strategy during a free consultation.