Serious Injury Attorneys in Rapid City
Pursuing Justice & Compensation for Injury Victims
If you have suffered a serious or life-altering injury as a result of another's negligence, you should have strong representation on your side. Experiencing a life-altering injury can affect your life in a number of ways, from losing out on future wages to preventing you from taking steps in your life such as having children.
Filing a catastrophic injury lawsuit is complex and overwhelming, especially when you have been injured. Regardless of the details of the injury that you have suffered it and the accident which caused it, we're here to help you pursue damages. At Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP, we work to achieve the outcome you deserve.
We handle catastrophic injury claims related to a variety of incidents, including:
Common Examples of Serious or Catastrophic Injuries
USC Title 42, section 3796b defines a catastrophic injury as "an injury that permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work." In other words, if your injury leaves you permanently damaged and has a serious impact on the victim's life and/or family.
Severe injuries which cause some type of disability or require long-term treatment are often considered serious or catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries take a significant amount of time to recover from and cause considerable pain and suffering. Although they may not always be permanent, serious injuries often never fully heal.
Catastrophic or serious injuries may include:
- Brain damage
- Permanent scarring
- Loss of limb
- Burn injuries
- Nerve damage
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
Catastrophic Injury Compensation: What Is Included?
What is typically covered in a catastrophic injury settlement? While each case differs depending on the specifics of the accident and the injuries, a typical catastrophic injury settlement seeks to obtain compensation for the following damages:
- Long-term disabilities or therapy
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages or income (both past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Additional financial burdens stemming from adaptive equipment and home remodeling required as a result of permanent disabilities
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Seeking Justice for Your Injury in Rapid City
In addition to facing significant medical bills and related expenses, a victim of a catastrophic injury is often unable to return to work for some time, if at all. In many catastrophic injury cases, victims of serious injuries of this nature may sustain a disability that requires life-altering changes. These consequences all add up and can weigh heavily on you. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with these consequences alone.
We know that no amount of money will make your life the same again. However, you are entitled to compensation and restitution for what you have had to experience. Our experienced and aggressive Rapid City serious injury lawyers at Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP, are committed to pursuing compensation and justice on your behalf.
Ready to get started filing your catastrophic injury claim? To learn how our Rapid City serious injury attorneys can help, call us today at (605) 519-6136.
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