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When Your Injuries Are Life-Altering
Although any type of personal injury changes your life, catastrophic injuries change it forever. For the vast majority of catastrophic injury victims, there is no going back to life the way it was before the accident. These injuries are devastating and they usually render victims permanently disabled, with the need for long-term care and ongoing rehabilitation therapy, draining bank accounts and putting many into debt as well as spiraling depression. The feelings of insecurity, helplessness, and loss compound in a terrible myriad that no one should suffer alone and pay for as a result of someone else’s negligence.
At the Klibaner Law Firm, we take on these emotional, challenging cases because we believe in standing up for people who have been grievously hurt. Many of our clients are so badly injured they can never work again. They are left with astronomical medical bills, depression, and deteriorating health. It’s not unusual for a catastrophic injury victim to have a shortened life span or to experience constant health challenges.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to another person’s reckless actions, you should not have to shoulder the burden of medical debt, mental anguish, or physical pain. We have been helping people just like you for more than 30 years. We can help you, too.
What Qualifies as a Catastrophic Injury?
There is no single catchall “type” of catastrophic injury. Any kind of accident has the potential to cause tremendous physical harm. From slips and falls to highway pileups, any accident can result in severe trauma. At the Klibaner Law Firm, we have handled catastrophic injury cases arising out of everything from pedestrian accidents to injuries caused by defective products.
Many of the catastrophic injury victims we represent will never be the same. The accident changes their body and it also changes the way they relate to the world around them. When you have lost motor skills or major functionality, everything is different. Adapting to these changes is emotionally and mentally challenging. These crippling injuries include:
- Amputations — It is a sad state of affairs when what seemed like a minor to modest injury to a limb escalates to an unsalvageable event and operation. Of course, prosthetics exist, but many suffer embarrassment and fall into bitterness and depression; the cost of a prosthetic can also set victims back further than the procedure alone.
- Burns — This injury ranges in many degrees, the worst of which require incredibly painful skin grafts. Them mental anguish patients suffer is immeasurable.
- Paralysis — The thought of not being able to use one, or several, of your appendages chills to the bone; this is one of the more difficult physical disabilities to live with. It may be temporary, or permanent.
- Concussion — The lasting effects of a concussion can reduce the quality of a patient’s life greatly, barring them from activities they once participated in with ease.
- Traumatic brain injury — Loss of cognitive function can be described as a regression in mental capabilities. Patients, if they can comprehend it, feel as if their lives were taken from them.
- Loss of vision — A dark fate to befall any victim; recovery may never come and in such an event, victims are subject to additional injury as they navigate the world without sight and may require caretakers.
- Loss of hearing — At first thought, living without the usual sounds of life may not seem as bad as other injuries we’ve discussed; however, the risk for further injury increases. For example, a victim who has lost their hearing will not be aware of a speeding car blaring their horn to alert those around them.
- Multiple fractures or broken bones — Depending on the occupation, victims may be out of work for weeks to months depending on the number of / severity of their injuries, setting them back financially.
- Quadriplegia — Often described as being prisoners inside their own bodies, this fate may be the worst of the list. Victims do not easily suffer this fate and quickly succumb to depression and require caretakers, furthering a feeling of helplessness.
- Spinal cord injuries — This injury can quickly develop into paralysis, or quadriplegia as most nerves run down our spines. At best, victims are severely inconvenienced for undetermined amounts of time until they heal.
In the most devastating cases, an accident results in loss of life of the victim either at the time of the accident or later due to complications. When a person’s reckless behavior causes a fatal accident, the victim’s family can step forward to pursue a wrongful death claim. There is no way to bring the loved one back and no monetary amount can take away the grief, but having financial burdens and stresses taken care of at least allows you and those close to you to grieve together to accept and move on. Our attorneys represent grieving family members with compassion and understanding because we understand the pain you are going through.
Denver, Colorado Catastrophic Injury Law Firm
A devastating injury can drastically set you back financially. At the Klibaner Law Firm, we make it our mission to recover the funds you need to finance your rehabilitation and ease the transition to life after the accident. We understand the shocking reality of catastrophic injuries and the long-term financial expenses associated with them. We team with life planning specialists and economic experts to create a case management plan designed to get you the maximum financial recovery possible.
The time to discuss your case is now. Because the law limits the amount of time you have to bring a claim, it’s important to speak to a knowledgeably catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Call our office today at 303-863-1445 for a complimentary and confidential case evaluation.