What To Know If You Are Facing A Serious Injury Or Catastrophic Injury
Catastrophic injuries, sometimes called serious injuries, are serious injuries that cause long-term pain, disfunction or disability. People who suffer these injuries experience permanent or long-lasting effects on every aspect of their lives, including their jobs, family, physical ability, recreational activities and overall lifestyle.
If you, a loved one or family member has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury because someone else was careless, reckless or otherwise negligent, we may be able to help.
The Truth About Settlements
An insurance company will almost always offer a settlement when liability and negligence can be proved. However, often these settlements are not in reality sufficient to cover the extent of damage and the required care. More often it takes a firm known for its trial acumen and tough personal injury attorneys to force an insurer to pay what is fair and just.
All three of the attorneys at Atterbury, Kammer & Haag have attained the highest rating in the country as trial lawyers. We have handled hundreds of injury and severe injury cases and resolved them favorably for our clients.
Understanding A Long-Term Disability
A serious or catastrophic injury will often leave you unable to work and incur high medical and care expenses that can include long-term care, home care and special modifications to your vehicle, workplace and home. These injuries are often the result of a car accident or motorcycle accident, but they can also happen as a result of a slip and fall in a store, animal attack or as in the case with young children with dog bites.
Serious injuries typically involve:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injury
- Permanent scars or disfigurement
- Loss of vision or hearing
The Impact On Family
If you suffered a serious injury, you know that the injury is not isolated but affects all areas of your life. Everything changes after a serious injury, including your relationship with your partner, friends and family. The emotional impact is often the least addressed and the most difficult.
It is not uncommon to suffer from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This can lead to anxiety, withdrawal and marked changes in your personality. This is why the attorneys at Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., thoroughly assess your injury. We take into account all types of suffering and will seek to ensure that victims receive the full care and support they need.
Your Right To Pursue Full Compensation
If you have suffered a severe or catastrophic injury you have the right to pursue financial compensation. Damages that can be pursued include:
- Lost current and future wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Current and future medical bills
- Extended rehabilitation services
Call the Middleton firm of Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., for answers about your serious injury case in Wisconsin. Even if your case is complex, challenging or has been rejected by another firm, contact us. Call us toll-free at 1-800-817-3729 or 608-821-4600. You can also fill out our online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you. Serving all of Madison and the surrounding areas.