Catastrophic Injuries in Maine
Helping Accident Victims in Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Portland and Saco Regions
In the most serious types of accidents, a victim may experience a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries are life-changing conditions that often involve damage to a bodily system. In addition to the pain and suffering associated with a serious injury, victims of catastrophic injuries may also be unable to work and require a lifetime of treatment and care. That is why anyone who experiences a catastrophic injury in Maine due to another party's negligence may be entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one has experienced a serious injury in an accident caused by negligence, contact The Law Office of William T. Bly right away.
Types of Maine Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury can occur in a number of situations. Any type of accident can lead to a victim becoming seriously injured in a number of ways. Many serious injuries involve damage to the spine or brain. Other injuries include the following:
- Amputation or dismemberment
- Eye injury
- Multiple bone fractures
- Traumatic head injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Severe burn injuries
Catastrophic injuries can be expensive. For example according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the estimated yearly cost of a spinal cord injury (SCI) was $15,000 – $30,000 per year and up to $3 million in lifetime costs. Because of this, it is important to make sure that you receive proper compensation. An experienced injury attorney will ensure that you are properly diagnosed before you agree to a settlement.
Catastrophic Injury Causes
There are a number of ways that an accident can lead to a catastrophic injury. According to The Center of Disease Control (CDC), 40% of traumatic brain injuries or TBIs are caused by falls and another 14.3% are caused by motor vehicle accidents. Additionally, 46% of spinal cord injuries were found to be caused by motor vehicle accidents and 22% caused by falls. While slip and falls and car accidents are some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries, other causes include:
- Birth Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Sports Injuries
- Medical Malpractice
A victim who suffers a catastrophic injury in an accident caused by another party's negligence may seek compensation for their medical expenses and pain and suffering. This includes drivers who cause a serious car accident, business owners who failed to keep their property secure and even employers who did not take measures to protect employees.
Maine Catastrophic Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident in Maine and suffered a catastrophic injury, contact WTB Law right away. It is important to hire an experienced attorney who can walk you through the entire process and make sure you get the money that you deserve. Often after a catastrophic injury the victim will be unable to work and will require a lifetime of medical care. All of these things will likely be a financial burden on their family. By hiring an injury attorney, you can ensure that your family will have the resources they need. Call us now to get started.