Michigan Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
An accident that causes even relatively minor injuries can have a significant impact on your life. An accident that causes catastrophic injuries, up to and including death, will likely cause extreme emotional trauma and financial hardship on top of the actual physical injuries caused by the accident. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, or have lost a loved one as a result of one, your life will never be the same again. Money cannot truly compensate you for your suffering or your loss; however, the law does provide compensation if another party caused, or contributed to, the injuries. Moreover, the law provides a method by which the at-fault party can be held legally accountable for the injuries.At Slusky& Walt, the American Benefits Experts, or A.B.E., we can help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled for a catastrophic injury.
At Slusky & Walt, P.C.we have seen the physical, psychological, and financial devastation a catastrophic injury can cause to the victim and the victim’s family. As founders of the American Benefits Experts, or A.B.E., we will ensure that our injury lawyers will help you obtain a fair compensation for all your injuries.If you have suffered a catastrophic injury in Michigan, or you have lost a family member to one, contact the A.B.E.team at Slusky & Walt, P.C. today at 1-800-ABE-HELPS (1-800-223-4357) to schedule your free consultation.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
According to the American Medical Association, the term “catastrophic injury” refers to sever injuries to the spine, spinal cord, or brain and may include injuries to the skull and spinal fractures. Often, these injuries result in partial or full paralysis and/or brain damage to the victim. As a general rule, a catastrophic injury will cause the victim to suffer extreme physical and emotional pain as well as suffer from a significantly diminished quality of life after the injury. A catastrophic injury can occur in a wide variety of ways; however, there are some common scenarios that result in a catastrophic injury, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Sports accidents
The Cost of a Catastrophic Injury
The medical costs associated with treating a spinal cord injury are exorbitant. For a victim who has been paralyzed as a result of the injury the costs for the first year of treatment typically run between $250,000 and $750,000. Over the course of a lifetime, a spinal cord injury can cost between $600,000 and $3 million to treat. These costs do not factor in the emotional and psychological damage caused by the injury. A victim who has suffered a traumatic brain injury will usually require around the clock care and/or placement in a long-term care facility for the remainder of his or her life. Again, the costs associated with this care are excessive. If another party caused, or contributed, to a catastrophic injury, the victim is entitled to compensation for the injury to cover the expenses related to treating the injury. The victim may also be entitled to non-economic damages, what most people know as “pain and suffering” for the emotional trauma the injury caused.
If you are the surviving family member of someone who was fatally injured as a result of a catastrophic injury you may also be entitled to compensation for your loss. Clearly, no amount of money is worth losing a loved one; however, your deceased loved one would undoubtedly want you to pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit to help relieve the financial hardship the death caused. Moreover, pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit will ensure that the responsible party is held accountable.
The American Benefits Experts attorneys at Slusky& Walt, P.C. are committed to helping victims of a Michigan catastrophic injury to recover physically, emotionally, and financially.Nothing we do can change the past; however, you have a right to be fully and fairly compensated for all of your injuries. Contact the A.B.E. attorneys today at 1-800-ABE-HELPS (1-800-223-4357) so that we can get started on your case today.