Most all accidents have some type of consequences even if it is only a small dent to your car, a moment of anxiety, or a bump on the head. When accidents become more serious, however, the consequences can escalate to severe injuries. Those injuries can require medical attention and put you out of work for days, weeks, or even months. In the worst cases, serious accidents can lead catastrophic injuries that can have an enormous impact on your life and that of your family. They can change your life forever through permanent damage.
At The Rooth Law Firm, we understand the devastating toll that catastrophic injuries can take. That toll consists of physical, emotional, and financial repercussions that can last a lifetime. When such injuries occur through accidents caused by a negligent party, you deserve compensation that will maximally cover all related expenses and damages for as long as they will occur. Our firm has been handling personal injury claims for clients since 2004. We have deep experience, tireless commitment, and a strong passion to see justice done for our clients who have sustained such injuries.
Contact The Rooth Law Firm online or at (847) 869-9100 to schedule a free consultation about your injury case.
Catastrophic Injury Cases in Illinois
The term “catastrophic injury” does not have a legal definition in Illinois. Generally, the term refers to injuries that result in some type of permanent disability. These are commonly severe injuries that require surgeries, various types of rehabilitation therapies, and, in the worse cases, a lifetime of medical and/or personal care. In some cases, renovations may be needed for the victims’ homes and vehicles to accommodate their compromised physical conditions. For some individuals, they may never be able to work again to support themselves and, often, family member must become their caretakers, further limiting the family’s financial resources. The financial costs of all this can be staggering.
Catastrophic injuries can include:
- Spinal cord injuries that can lead to paralysis of the body below the impacted area of the spinal cord
- Traumatic brain injuries caused by an impact to the head; this leads to brain damage
- Severe burns which can require multiple surgeries, cause risk of infection, and can result in permanent scarring
- Amputations in which a limb cannot be saved and must be surgically removed
Treatment for such injuries can take months or years and can cause further pain, discomfort, and anxiety. These individuals may be required to undergo months or even years of continual therapy all while being unable to work with medical bills mounting.
How an Evanston Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help
Sustaining catastrophic injuries is life-altering. When they occur due to the fault of another, you have the right to pursue compensation for all of your damages, even the damages that may arise from your injuries in the future. While some damages, like hospital bills are clear and tangible, others are not. Intangible damages such as your pain and suffering and emotional anguish will need to be quantified when making a claim which our firm can do. Our attorney has decades of legal experience that can be used on your behalf in pursuing all past and future damages to which you are entitled.
The Rooth Law Firm will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine fault and hold the at-fault party responsible. We will fight for maximum compensation whether through aggressive negotiation with the other side or in court.
Learn more about how we can help you at this crucial time. Call (847) 869-9100 or contact us online today.