Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Fairfax, VA

Fight for the Injured in Fairfax, Woodbridge & Fairfax & Prince William Counties

Any injury can cause physical pain, disability, emotional distress, and financial strain. However, those known as “catastrophic” are the most impactful of all injuries due to their life-changing and long-term consequences for the injured and their families. 

These are injuries that result in long-term or permanent disability, disfigurement, or significant suffering. They devastate not only the lives of victims but also place immense financial and emotional strain on their loved ones. 

At Law Office Of Andrew S. Kasmer, our exceptional Fairfax catastrophic injury attorneys recognize the brutal effect these injuries can cause and the necessity of securing compensation that reflects the full measure of your losses and damages. We focus our proven knowledge, skills, and resources on assisting those injured by negligence or wrongdoing with uncompromising tenacity and support. Our legal proficiency and dedication have led to record-setting results over the last few decades. 

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The Importance of Legal Representation in Catastrophic Injury Cases

Given the complexity and the substantial financial stakes of catastrophic injury claims, having an attorney is not merely beneficial—it's crucial. Our experienced Fairfax catastrophic injury attorneys can investigate the event that caused your injuries to acquire supporting evidence, accurately quantify the full extent of your losses, and vigorously negotiate with the other side. If necessary, we can aggressively present your case in court. 

Our decades of experience, record-setting results, and reputation for proficiency are your best asset in securing the compensation you deserve.

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Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are distinguished from other injuries due to the scope of their impact on the injured person's life. 

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries: These injuries often result from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, potentially penetrating brain tissue. Symptoms can range from mild, temporary effects to permanent impairments in physical and cognitive abilities, such as memory loss, personality changes, and more, affecting every aspect of the victim's life, from personal relationships to their ability to work
  • Spinal cord injuries: These involve damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. They can lead to significant and irreversible outcomes, including varying degrees of paralysis. The extent and location of the injury determine the level of impairment and paralysis. Survivors may face lifelong challenges, necessitating comprehensive medical care, adaptive technologies for mobility, and modifications to living environments to support their new physical limitations.
  • Severe burns: Injuries from fire, chemicals, electricity, or radiation can cause severe burns, leading to layers of skin and even muscle or bone being destroyed. Victims may face excruciating pain, risk of infection, numerous surgeries, and the emotional impact of disfigurement.
  • Amputations: The surgical or traumatic removal of a limb or extremities (fingers, toes) can be necessary after severe injuries. This life-altering event challenges the individual’s ability to perform basic tasks, impacts mental health, and often requires prosthesis and physical therapy to regain some level of independence.
  • Multiple bone fractures: Severe accidents can lead to multiple broken bones, demanding lengthy recovery times, numerous surgeries, and rehabilitation. Complications such as delayed healing or non-union fractures can further extend recovery and significantly limit mobility and function.
  • Blindness: Eye injuries can include complete vision loss or significant visual impairment. The loss radically changes how individuals interact with their environment, often necessitating changes to their living arrangements, employment, and reliance on assistive technologies or support animals for navigation and daily tasks.

Vehicle collisions involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists commonly cause these types of catastrophic injuries. Other causes include workplace accidents, slip and fall accidents, aggressive dog attacks, and acts of violence.

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    Andrew Kasmer's team is professional, thorough, and your best advocate. I was in a car accident where my car was. Mr. Kasmer was able to get me at least 4 times what I would have gotten if I had dealt with the insurance companies myself.

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Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

Compensation in catastrophic injury claims is generally more significant than in lesser injury cases. The compensation needed can be immense, calling for a comprehensive legal approach considering immediate and long-term needs. 

Compensation can include: 

  • Past and future medical expenses: Covers all medical treatments related to the injury, including emergency care, surgeries, hospital stays, medications, assistive devices, and any anticipated future medical procedures or therapies.
  • Rehabilitation costs: Encompasses expenses for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other rehabilitative services required to maximize the victim's recovery and independence.
  • Home and vehicle modifications: Compensation may be awarded for necessary alterations to a victim's home and vehicle to accommodate disabilities, such as wheelchair ramps, stairlifts, modified bathrooms, and hand-controlled driving equipment.
  • Long-term care: In cases where victims are left with permanent disabilities that prevent them from performing daily activities, compensation for long-term care services by professionals may be necessary.
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity: Reflects the income the victim has lost due to their inability to work since the injury and the reduction in earning potential over their lifetime due to their injuries.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensates for the physical pain and emotional distress suffered by the victim as a result of their injuries, which includes depression, anxiety, loss of sleep, and other psychological effects.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Recognizes the detrimental impact on the victim's ability to enjoy hobbies, leisure activities, and other life pleasures they once participated in before the injury.
  • Loss of consortium: If the catastrophic injury affects the victim's relationship with their spouse or partner, compensation can be provided for the loss of companionship, affection, support, and sexual relationships endured by the partner or family members.
  • Punitive damages: Although not applicable in all cases, punitive damages may be awarded in instances of gross negligence or malicious intent to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar future conduct.

Every case is unique, and the compensation you may be awarded will depend on the specifics of your case. Our team can help identify and quantify the full range of compensation you are entitled to, advocating for the full financial resources needed for your recovery and well-being. 

Request your free initial consultation by contacting us online or at (571) 350-8562 today.

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