Serious and catastrophic injuries can change the life of a victim and his or her family members forever. Typical injures we have seen include spinal injuries, amputations, second and third-degree burns, blindness, paralysis and severe brain injuries to name just a few. These injuries often required that the victim receive extended periods of medical care and supervision, sometimes for the rest of their lives.
First and foremost, it is imperative that these victims receive the very best medical care that is available. Even if the prognosis for complete and total recovery is slim, marginal improvement can greatly improve an individuals state of mind as dignity is often intertwined with the ability to do at least some things independently. Adjustment and planning to this new reality will rarely be easy, but it most involve honest conversation, proper financial planning and thoughtful coordination amongst doctors, family members and most importantly the victim.
As legal counsel we advocate to make sure that mental health professionals, financial planners, doctors, insurance companies and others see serious injury victims as a real people, and not just financial opportunities or burdens. Lending our strength and expertise to those in need is why we do this in the first place, as nothing is more gratifying than seeing a client start to enjoy life again.
Incidents involving pedestrians, especially children, are some of the most tragic cases we handle. Too often they occur due to careless driving or disregard of posted warning signs.
According to the most recent figures available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,311 fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses in 2015. This was an 8-percent increase from 2014.
Motorcyclist face a higher risk of serious or catastrophic injury when encountering reckless or distracted drivers. We have the experience and resources to defend your right to share the road.