Our attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm are committed to representing people who have suffered serious, life-altering injuries due to negligence. With an aggressive approach and OVER $1 BILLION RECOVERED for our clients, we’ll help you seek maximum compensation for catastrophic injuries.
Representing Catastrophically Injured Victims Nationwide
Our legal team knows that victims and their families often need compensation for a lifetime of medical treatment, therapy, and ongoing care. We also realize that the victim’s temporary or permanent inability to return to or obtain employment can put a severe financial strain on families on top of the medical bills, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
We are committed to fighting for the maximum compensation you are owed. Our aggressive approach has helped us earn some of the largest personal injury settlements and verdicts in the area, with over $1 billion total recovered for our clients to date.
When Serious Injuries Occur Due to Negligence
Catastrophic injuries are often the result of serious accidents and, all too often, these accidents are entirely preventable. When a person or party’s careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful actions or inactions causes someone else’s catastrophic injuries and damages, the at-fault party can be held liable.
A catastrophic injury may be the result of negligence when it is caused by:
- A car accident
- A workplace accident
- Unsafe property conditions
- A defective product
- Defective or recalled auto parts, including tires
- A truck, motorcycle, bus, or similar vehicle accident
- A defective or dangerous roadway
- A maritime accident
This list is not exhaustive. In short, any time catastrophic injuries result from an accident caused by negligence, victims and/or their loved ones may be entitled to financial compensation. Additionally, if you or someone you love was catastrophically injured by a defective product, you may not need to prove that the manufacturer or other liable party was negligent under strict liability laws.
What is a “catastrophic injury?”
There is no specific definition of a “catastrophic injury,” however, most medical professionals and attorneys agree that any injury that significantly alters the victim’s life is considered catastrophic. Serious, catastrophic injuries include things like spinal cord injuries and paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, amputation, severe burns, and loss of vision/hearing. Such injuries can affect everything from a person’s mobility to their ability to work to their expected lifespan.
What are lifetime care costs?
Many doctors and attorneys use the phrase “lifetime care costs” to refer to the total expected future costs associated with a victim’s catastrophic injuries. Unlike many others who suffer relatively minor injuries, catastrophic injury victims may never make a full recovery. They will likely require extensive, ongoing treatment and care for the remainder of their lives. Lifetime care costs can include things like physical rehabilitation, long-term in-home care, medical equipment, pain management programs, alterations to homes and vehicles, and more. The catastrophic injury lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm take into account the full lifetime care costs of our clients and seek maximum compensation to cover all projected future expenses.
Can family members of catastrophic injury victims get compensation?
When a person suffers catastrophic injuries, they aren’t always the only one affected. Often, their family members and loved ones will also need to alter their lives in order to accommodate the victim’s new disabilities and needs. These costs—such as expenses associated with in-home medical care, handicap-accessible transportation, and alterations to homes—are often included in the lifetime care costs of the victim. However, when catastrophic injuries ultimately prove fatal, the surviving family members may be able to seek compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. To learn more, speak to an attorney at our firm during a free consultation.