A catastrophic injury can occur after a car or other serious accident that you may never fully recover from. You may need continual therapy, surgery or other medical treatment to continue. Maybe you can’t go back to work—ever. You may be forced to make important decisions while dealing with a difficult, high-stress situation. Disabling or disfiguring wounds need treatment and care to heal. Or you have other fundamental incapacities, known as a “catastrophic injury.”
What Is A Catastrophic Injury?
After any kind of accident, you could have:
- Brain damage
- Hearing and vision loss
- Spinal cord/nerve damage/paralysis
- Blunt force trauma
- Birth injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Medical mistakes
- Other life-changing injuries
Injuries like these may require life-long medical intervention, physical therapy and other expenses, especially if you’re disabled. Your ability to make a living in the future may be impacted. Your home may later require physical modifications to accommodate you in your new state of being. When they’re caused by another’s negligence, we find compensation to help you heal and get on with your life.
What You Can Recover
After a serious accident, there are decisions to make, claims to file, doctor visits and other pieces to deal with. You’re not working, but the bills are piling up, especially after a hospital visit. Your future is uncertain, and total disability may be a distinct possibility.
Because these cases are so complex and have a lot of moving parts, juries have to weight a number of factors before awarding settlements. Good legal counsel will make sure that all the parts are covered, you’re properly represented in court, and your rights are protected.
A lawyer can help you get compensation for things like:
- Lost wages, current and future
- Medical expenses, past and future
- Hospital expenses, past and future
- Pain and suffering
- Emotion distress
Additionally, we may be able to recover for:
- Vehicle and home modifications
- Vocational training
- Property damage
How Your Lawyer Can Help
Many types of accidents are preventable. But an accident did happen, because of someone who was negligent. Our job is to take detailed look at all the facts of your case and pursue the negligent party. We’ll examine all the facts of your case and determine what happened, how, and who is responsible for your catastrophic injury.
As experienced personal injury lawyers, we can answer all your questions and help put your mind at ease. You’ll have the best representation available from lawyers who will fight to get you fair compensation and a better settlement.
Statute of Limitations
As with most personal injury cases, New Hampshire’s statute of limitations for is three years. If you don’t file your claim within that time frame, you will likely not be able to recover any compensation. That’s why it’s important to begin your catastrophic injury case as soon as you are able (or can get a friend or family member to help you.)
It’s important to take action as soon as you can. Our goal is not to settle cases as fast as we can. We want to make sure you’re able to get a settlement you can live with, and take care of yourself and your family for as long as you need to.
We’re Ready To Help
Cohen & Winters offers professional representation for accident victims and their families in the Concord, NH area. We’ve been helping people just like you recover from accidents for nearly 20 years. Our New Hampshire personal injury lawyers have experience with all types of personal injuries, and understand the challenges you face in the aftermath.
We work with accident victims all over New Hampshire. Whether you work in manufacturing in Nashua, commute to Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett or are employed by the Department of Corrections in Berlin, we’re ready to help you get the compensation you deserve to get on with your life.
Call us today at (603) 556-8158 and schedule your free consultation. We’ll discuss your case and let you know how we can help. Our contingency fee arrangement means we collect only if we win your case.
This post was written by Amy