Boston Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Handling Serious Injury Claims Throughout New England
When your injuries are debilitating and permanent, it can be hard to have hope for a future. When you’ve had to quit your job because you can no longer perform the tasks required or you’re not able to take care of yourself at home, you may feel helpless and isolated, especially if you have no idea how you’re going to pay the bills. Crowe & Harris, LLP is here to remind you that obtaining the future you deserve is possible with our help.
Our Boston catastrophic injury lawyers serve clients throughout New England who are suffering from severe injuries after accidents and have achieved numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements to cover the extent of their damages. Our founding attorney has even set the record for the largest dental malpractice award in the country. We have what it takes to ensure your bills are covered, both emergency and future costs of care.
Questions? Reach out to our team online or call (617) 404-3417 to schedule a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers, the Inner Circle of Advocates, and other elite legal institutions.
What Are Catastrophic Injuries?
An injury that is temporary and relatively easy to recover from, such as a sprained ankle or whiplash, is considered minor. Severe injuries, on the other hand, that result in long-term complications or are permanent and can transform your life are known as catastrophic.
Some of the catastrophic injuries our team has seen and treated include:
Other catastrophic injuries include severe burns and amputations or loss of limbs. Any accident can lead to a serious injury, though some of the most common accidents include car crashes, slip and falls, and medical malpractice. Car accidents can be severe when large trucks are involved, and often the most vulnerable individuals like motorcyclists or pedestrians suffer catastrophic injuries because they lack safety features like seat belts.
Medical professionals can also cause catastrophic injuries when they make existing injuries worse, such as in surgery or some other procedure, or when they fail to diagnosis someone’s condition and don’t treat it before it becomes severe or deadly. No matter what accident caused your injuries, if you believe negligence is to blame, it’s in your best interests that you pursue a legal claim.
How Do I Know If I Have a Brain Injury?
Some catastrophic injuries are apparent in the aftermath of an accident, such as the loss of a leg or paralysis. However, other injuries are known to take time to appear. Brain injuries are a prime example of a catastrophic injury that might not be obvious at first. This is why we always recommend injured individuals get medical attention after an accident, even if they don’t feel pain.
Some warning signs of a brain injury include:
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Problems speaking
- Sensory issues like blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory or concentration problems
- Mood changes
If you’ve experienced any of the following after an accident, especially if you know you hit your head, seek medical attention immediately so your brain injury doesn’t worsen.
Why Catastrophic Injuries Involve High Damages
Catastrophic injuries tend to involve high damages because of their severity. A serious brain injury may require extensive time spent in the hospital, numerous surgeries, and medication, all of which can drive up the medical bills the patient receives when they’re discharged. Other catastrophic injuries that lead to lifelong disability, like paralysis, require future costs like physical therapy sessions, medical equipment purchases, and more.
Other damages to consider are:
- Lost income or diminished earning capacity from missing or quitting work
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- At-home nursing care
- Costs of retrofitting the home
Failing to file a personal injury claim or attempting to handle your case on your own isn’t an option when your future and your family’s well-being hangs in the balance. In order to have the best chance of recovering the amount your case is worth, you need to hire a firm that is recognized for its results.
Our lawyers are recognized nationwide for our multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, and our founding attorney set the record for the largest dental malpractice award in the country. With experience and results under our belt, as well as a team of full-time nurses, we have the resources needed to obtain the compensation you deserve for your serious injuries and suffering.
Call our Boston catastrophic injury lawyers to get started on your claim at (617) 404-3417. We also serve clients in Rhode Island and New Hampshire.