A critical injury could completely alter the course of your life.
The nature of these injuries could impact various aspects of your everyday routine. Simple tasks may no longer be so simple. You may experience delays and complications within your career; for some, it may be impossible to even return to work. Furthermore, a critical injury could severely compromise your ability to enjoy life as you once did, whether it impairs your ability to see your friends and family, participate in hobbies or activities, or even hinders your ability to enjoy simple pleasures like taking a walk or reading a book.
Treatment for those who have suffered a critical injury is often extensive. For this reason, it’s imperative to have a skilled critical injury lawyer in your corner. Because these cases require further advocacy and attention to detail, having the right lawyer can make all the difference – Here at Gosai Law, we are dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve in order to account for the ongoing care required to mitigate a critical injury.
There are a few considerations that separate a catastrophic injury from other injuries. Although this will vary depending on the circumstances surrounding each individual case, the injury in question must have a severe level of implications as well as long-term effects. This could be both physical, as well as psychological. Often, it’s a combination of various injuries or impairments that classify an individual as catastrophically impaired.
There are various incidents that could result in a critical injury. An individual could sustain such an injury from a motor vehicle accident, pedestrian accident, slip and fall, and even through the use of damaged or faulty products.
As such, the claims process will differ from non-critical injury cases. You only have access to a catastrophic impairment claim under the tort regime, against the at-fault party – whether the accident is caused by a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, damaged product, etc. To pursue a critical injury claim, you must be pursuing action (and consequent damages) against the negligent party or whoever insures the at-fault party. Those who are at fault for the accident only have access to the accident benefits regime.
After an initial medical diagnosis, the injury would be closely monitored over the course of a year following the accident. Once a medical professional – likely from a clinic that specializes in catastrophic injury reports – believes that a patient may have suffered from a critical injury, an assessment to accurately calculate whole body impairment will be arranged. A second assessment will then be conducted on behalf of the insurance company.
From there, it’s up to your lawyer to fight on your behalf and counter the hurdles the insurance company may unexpectedly raise.
With extensive experience in advocating for critical injury clients, we understand how to continuously combat these obstacles in order to reach a resolution; for us, this means getting our clients the damages they deserve.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) could result in long-term complications and sometimes even permanent damage. TBI’s could range from moderate to severe - many patients often face challenging disabilities or motor deficits as a result.
The traumatic loss of a limb could have a number of repercussions. In addition to the loss of everyday mobility, the injury could have a huge social impact on an individual. In addition to permanent disabilities, a patient could struggle with self-image, self-care and mental well-being. Treatment could include multiple surgeries, rehabilitation and assistive devices.
A spinal cord injury could lead to chronic pain and long-term complications. In extreme cases, a spinal cord injury could lead to loss of mobility, loss of sensation, breathing issues, and sometimes even paralysis.
Following an accident, an individual may suffer from multiple injuries, both physical and psychological. To conclude that an individual has been catastrophically impaired, they must meet a total person impairment of at least 55% in accordance with necessary medical assessments; A patient may be impaired to that level should they sustain a variety of injuries.
With catastrophic injury cases, it’s imperative to work with a lawyer who knows how to overcome the hurdles the insurance company may unexpectedly raise. Through extensive research, we pride ourselves on our ability to devise an individualized approach to help you get the resolution you desire.
Using the tools at our disposal and seeking guidance from external professionals and experts, we can effectively tackle complex or unusual situations. As a team with comprehensive experience in different counsels, we can assure you that we are the firm you can rely on throughout the process of resolving your critical injury claim.
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Simply put. The team at Gosai Law persevered beyond my expectations to get me much needed compensation in a very difficult time.
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Your critical injury claim may include a range of possible legal issues that require a personalized approach. Although this is not an exhaustive list, we may require the following documents: