Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries differ from personal injuries in that they result in permanent damage to your body — so much so that the injury prevents you from being able to work.

Common Types of Catastrophic Injury

A few common types of catastrophic injury include:

  • Brain injuries. These may result in cognitive, behavioral, sensory, or speech-related side effects.
  • Spinal cord injuries. These injuries usually cause paralysis, or permanent loss of sensation, strength, or function below the location of the injury.
  • Amputations. Separations of limb from body.
  • Severe burns. You might have suffered severe burns as a burn victim due to negligence, especially if your insurance won't cover the medical costs.
  • Organ damage. Victims of surgical errors are also usually victims of internal organ damage; in this situation, your case is of the medical malpractice variety.
  • Multiple bone fractures. When you've shattered the bones in your body, sometimes the damage is irreparable.
  • Exposure to hazardous substances. Chemicals can cause permanent damage in any number of situations, from construction accidents to pharmacy errors.
  • Wrongful death. The injury may have been so catastrophic so as to result in the unfair death of a loved one. If this death could've been prevented, you’ll know you have a case.

You've been rendered unable to work and it feels like your life has been turned upside down. When you're forced to reevaluate the way things are, the legal expertise of our catastrophic injury lawyers will see you through.

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Catastrophic Injury in Arizona

While these injuries can occur in any number of situations, from machinery or industrial accidents to explosions and slip and fall accidents, it's crucial to remember that - in Arizona - mere proof of the injury may not be enough to get the compensation you need. You may be halted by comparative negligence laws, which may hold you to be partially responsible for your injury and proportionately affect the compensation you receive.

File a Claim Against the Insurance Company (if it’s responsible)

It's more than possible to file catastrophic injury lawsuits against insurance companies who refuse to cover your necessary medical expenses. When insurance companies act in bad faith in the event of a catastrophic injury, the best thing to do is to seek damages for any of the of the following areas:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss if income
  • Property damage

These areas are only the tip of the iceberg of what you may be entitled to. Don't hesitate to reach out today and schedule your free consultation. Remember, we only charge fees contingent upon our winning for you.

Arizona’s Dedicated Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

If your life’s been irrevocably changed due to a catastrophic injury caused because someone was negligent, you have rights. Let us at Arnett & Arnett uphold them, so you and your family can get the justice you deserve — especially if the insurance company is refusing to cover the costs of what you need just to get by. Schedule a free consultation and tell us your story.