What Compensation Might I Receive for a Catastrophic Injury Case?

Categories: Catastrophic Injury

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Personal Injury Attorneys Seeking Compensation for Victims of Catastrophic Injuries throughout the State of Washington

A lawsuit based on a catastrophic injury presents a unique set of issues. Not only do you have past medical costs to account for, but you also have extensive future medical expenses and damages. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you need a Washington injury attorney with experience handling these types of cases.

Calculating proper amounts of compensation is complex, and it requires consulting with numerous industry experts. When the calculation is insufficient, you could be left with less compensation than you need to pay medical bills, cover lost wages, and more.

Damage Caps and Catastrophic Injuries

Some states employ a damage cap on personal injury claims. This means that you are limited on how much compensation you can receive. Luckily, Washington is not one of those states. Washington believes that damage caps are unconstitutional; therefore, if you have a high-value claim, you can receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

What Type of Compensation Can I Receive for a Catastrophic Injury Case?

Compensation is different for every case. Your injuries are unique, and your financial losses are equally as unique. Therefore, no two settlements will be the same in a catastrophic injury case. However, there are particular types of compensation that victims of catastrophic injuries commonly receive. These forms of compensation include:

  • Medical Costs – A devastating injury carries a heavy medical cost burden. Even if you recover from your injury, the costs could be substantial – from surgeries and long hospital stays to rehabilitative care and more. Medical costs make up the bulk of compensation sought in these types of claims; you need compensation for the medical expenses that you have already covered, but also for the anticipated expenses in the future. Catastrophic injuries typically have long-term consequences, and most victims will require some form of long-term care.
  • Lost Wages – After a catastrophic injury, you will likely miss countless hours of work. You might have to resign from your job, and if your injuries are permanent, you could be out of work or unable to obtain full-time employment in the future. Therefore, you are likely to receive compensation for your lost wages, as well as future wages that you would have earned had you not been injured.
  • Pain and Suffering – A catastrophic injury is so severe that it often results in long-term physical, mental, and emotional pain. You will be able to request pain and suffering compensation for your injuries, especially when that injury results in permanent damage.

Other compensation might come in the form of loss of consortium, loss of quality of life, and more. However, it will depend on the unique circumstances of your case.

Speak With a Washington Personal Injury Attorney Today

After you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it is imperative that you speak with an injury lawyer who has extensive knowledge with these types of cases. Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner, PLLC can assist you with your case. Our team has decades of combined experience in personal injury law, and catastrophic injuries are one of our specialties.

Meet with our advocates to explore your options today by calling us at 800-925-1875. You can also schedule a free consultation online.

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Matt Conner

Matt Conner, a distinguished attorney at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner, brings a unique blend of financial and legal expertise to his practice. Graduating with a double major in mathematics and economics from Willamette University, he initially honed his analytical skills as an economist for the State of Oregon. Specializing in personal injury law, Matt is adept at handling a wide array of cases, including multiparty litigation against large entities, and claims involving gun violence, sexual and police misconduct, car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. Admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2014, he is known for his tenacious advocacy and deep compassion for clients facing life-altering challenges. His approach is not just about legal representation; it’s about restoring lives.