Catastrophic Accident Case

Accidents happen when you least expect them. They can completely change your life.

When it comes to catastrophic accidents, the effects are often severe and lasting. In this case, you will need professional legal assistance to navigate the aftermath and ensure your best interests are represented should your case end up in court. Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. is ready to help.

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

When people behave carelessly, they put others at risk. Unfortunately, negligence is at the center of many catastrophic accident cases, including:

  • Loss of Limbs – Limb loss doesn’t only cause physical effects, although those can be severe. Losing one or more limbs also has serious emotional and mental health consequences.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries – Damage to the brain can cause personality changes, immobility, mental health issues, cognitive dysfunction, problems with speech and language, among many other symptoms. Some brain injuries cause life-changing effects that require extended rehab and therapy.
  • Severe Burns – Serious burns, such as third-degree burns or those covering a large portion of the body, typically require extensive surgical treatments and therapy. Scarring can also be a factor, which may cause serious emotional effects on the victim.
  • Internal Damage – Damage to organs, like kidneys, lungs, or heart, can be life-threatening without immediate medical assistance. Organ damage can also entail lifelong disability and other consequences, which often diminish a person’s quality of life.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – Depending where the spinal cord is damaged and the extent of the injury, a person may be paralyzed for life. Even with less serious issues, extended pain, discomfort, and decreased mobility often accompany spinal cord injuries.

Why These Cases Are More Complex Than Other Types of Personal Injury

All personal injury cases can be complex, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. However, catastrophic injury cases tend to be even more challenging due to the severity of the medical injuries involved.

As a result of catastrophic injuries, you can also suffer financial losses that put undue stress on your family. Your ability to hold gainful employment may likely be negatively impacted. Not only does this prevent you from caring for yourself and your family in a reasonable manner, it could also make it more difficult to seek out the proper medical treatments if they’re not covered by your health insurance.

While an injury is catastrophic to you and your family, an insurance company may not value the harm that you have endured in the same way. It is important to have advocates to help you argue and explain the grave nature of your injuries in order to get the appropriate compensation. When you address these issues with the help of a skilled personal injury attorney, your chance of a successful outcome is much higher.

What to Do After a Catastrophic Accident

Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. has experience assisting clients throughout New Mexico suffering from injuries caused by a catastrophic accident. While our firm is respected for our high degree of legal skill, we also pride ourselves on providing kind and compassionate service to our clients to ensure they have the support they need.

If you’d like to discuss our case with one of our attorneys, please contact us today for more information.

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