VIRGINIA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS FOR serious Injuries
A serious injury can change the rest of your life. It can lead to permanent scarring or disabilities, and it can have a profound impact on your financial stability due to medical costs and decreased earnings. Even if you recover from the physical injuries you experienced, you may continue to suffer from emotional trauma. The same applies if a loved one suffers catastrophic injuries. As a family member, you may have to deal with the burden of their medical treatment and ongoing care.
Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC is here to help if you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries in an accident, due to a defective product, or in any situation caused by another’s negligence or misconduct. Our Newport News personal injury lawyers hold individuals and corporations responsible for their wrongdoing, helping the seriously injured recover compensation that can provide for their lifelong care.
For experienced help after a serious injury, call (757) 599-6050 or contact us online for a free, confidential case evaluation.
The Importance of Maximum Compensation for Victims of Serious Injuries
The recovery of maximum compensation is essential for victims of serious injuries. The cost of emergency medical treatment alone can add up to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then there is ongoing medical care, physical therapy, assistive devices, medication, and so much more that must be considered – not to mention lost earnings and loss of future wages. A settlement or award for a catastrophic injury claim may cover all of this, plus more. Emotional trauma such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life are also compensable damages.
Our Newport News catastrophic injury attorneys can help with cases involving:
- Severe burns
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Hearing or vision loss
- Permanent scarring
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Serious, life-changing injuries can happen in an instant and a variety of accidents. Don’t let an insurance company argue that you are exaggerating your injuries just because your accident was not “violent” enough for what they think would cause a catastrophic injury. We’re here to help you stand up for yourself and your case with convincing evidence
Catastrophic injuries can happen in any setting, but they often follow:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Product-related accidents
- Truck accidents
Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases
The damages that you are owed in your serious injury case could be significant. Usually, the worse someone is injured, the greater amount of compensation that is owed to them by the liable party and their insurance provider. It is not unusual for a brain injury case to reach well into the millions of dollars of owed compensation, for example.
One reason why damages in a catastrophic injury case can get so steep is that they should calculate past and future harm and losses. If you are permanently impaired by your injury, then your damages could factor in costs that range into the rest of your life.
The damages that could add to your claim’s value include:
- Past and future medical treatments
- Past and future income losses
- Permanent disabilities
- Pain and suffering
Don’t Underestimate the Emotional Impact
It is crucial that you acknowledge the extent of how your serious injury has impacted your entire life, as well as your mental health and emotional state. You can demand compensation for your lessened enjoyment of life and a shortened life expectancy, for example. There is no tangible value to these damages, but they are valuable and real all the same.
In many catastrophic injury cases, the non-economic damages – those related to your pain, suffering, hardships, etc. – become more expensive than economic damages related to medical costs, lost wages, and so on. Our Newport News serious injury lawyers will be careful to calculate a monetary amount that reflects your non-economic damages, so you don’t need to worry about signing a settlement that feels too small or unfair.
Fighting for Every Last Penny You Deserve
Catastrophic injury cases are sure to be difficult because insurance companies do not want to pay so much money to a claimant, even when they know they should. Prepare for the legal fight ahead of you by putting Huffman & Huffman in charge of your case. With us leading the way, you can feel confident that your case and your future well-being are in good hands.