It is an unfortunate situation anytime someone is injured by another person’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing. However, injuries that are severe enough to cause lifelong disabilities or life-threatening issues are devastating tragedies that affect not only the injured person but also their family. The ripple effects that catastrophic injuries can have in someone’s life are often clear, often including pain, disfigurement, job loss, and permanent treatment needs.

Settlement of cases and lawsuits dealing with catastrophic injuries requires a tailored approach backed by decades of experience. The attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC have been representing injured clients for over 100 cumulative years.

What is a Catastrophic Injury in Connecticut?

There is no legal definition of a catastrophic injury. An injury is generally considered catastrophic based on the scope and type of losses an injured victim experiences. Injuries that are severe enough to cause permanent health issues or require long-term care and treatment are often considered catastrophic. Examples include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of a bodily function
  • Severe or extensive fractures
  • Paralysis

The process for filing a claim or lawsuit for a catastrophic injury is basically the same as any personal injury or accident case; the difference is the approach to securing fair compensation for the devastating losses involved in these cases.

Establishing Fault in Catastrophic Injury Cases

Proving fault after an accident is vital to obtaining compensation, but this process will vary depending on the type of accident that caused your catastrophic injury. Settlement claims and lawsuit processes will look different for product liability cases than they do for car accident cases. Medical malpractice claims and premises liability cases will require different strategic approaches. What remains the same is that fault must be established.

Damages for Your Catastrophic Injury

You have the legal right to seek compensation from the person or company that caused your catastrophic injury. Telling your story and showing the full impact of the injury is crucial for recovering the appropriate amount of compensation. Your attorney will be able to calculate what your accident case is worth based on a variety of factors, including:

  • Your past, current, and future medical bills
  • Income you’ve lost
  • Decrease in your earning ability
  • Property damage
  • Therapy and counseling costs
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Transportation expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Trusted Representation for Catastrophic Injury Cases

Financial compensation is only one part of the healing process after an accident, but we understand how a monetary award fits into your full recovery journey. Treatments and accommodations after a catastrophic injury are costly. The team at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC prioritizes each of our clients as we fight for the resources they need to heal and move forward.

Contact us for a free virtual or in-person consultation today.