Columbus Catastrophic Injury Attorney
A catastrophic injury is one that changes the victim’s life in a substantial way. It could be the permanent loss of a bodily function, traumatic brain damage, or an amputation. Recovering financial compensation for a catastrophic injury could help a victim and his or her family pay for medical bills and move forward. The Columbus catastrophic injury attorneys at Elk & Elk can help with your claim in Columbus, Ohio – starting with a free initial consultation.
Why Choose Elk & Elk of Columbus?
- We have the resources to take on even the most challenging catastrophic injury cases.
- We have a reputation for success, with a total recovery of over $1 billion.
- We have provided high-quality personal injury representation for more than 50 years.
- We have multiple offices located conveniently throughout Ohio.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis, only charging clients if we win.
Do You Need an Attorney?
A Columbus personal injury attorney can provide victims of catastrophic injury the support they deserve so that they can focus on recovery. This includes:
- Investigating your accident for evidence to build your case.
- Determining the full value of your claim.
- Negotiating with insurance providers to ensure you are receiving the maximum compensation necessary for your needs.
- Taking care of any troublesome paperwork that may be otherwise difficult for you to complete.
We want to help you in any way that we can.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can result in greater compensation than less serious injuries for the claimant and his or her loved ones. A jury may award more for catastrophic injuries because of the lifelong impact it will have on the victim. Not all personal injuries reach the level of catastrophic. Only those with long-lasting or permanent implications on the victim qualify.
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Severe burns
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injury/paralysis
- Traumatic tattooing (extreme road rash)
- Brain injury
- Significant or permanent loss of organ function
- Blindness or deafness
- Loss of sexual function
After any type of injury that leaves you with hospital bills, lost wages, and temporary or permanent disability contact an attorney. The at-fault party or parties may owe you compensation for your damages. A settlement or verdict cannot restore you to perfect health, but it can give you the money you need to move on.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
In our decades handling personal injury claims, our Columbus catastrophic injury attorneys have come to recognize a few types of accidents that result in catastrophic and fatal injuries more than others. These include head-on collisions, commercial trucking accidents, drunk driving accidents, construction site accidents, explosions, serious falls, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, and acts of violence. Almost any type of accident could cause a catastrophic injury in the wrong circumstances. Speak to an attorney regardless of what caused your or a loved one’s injuries.
Who Is Liable?
Determining liability for a catastrophic injury is something your attorney can do on your behalf. The investigators at Elk & Elk can review the facts of your case, revisit the scene of the accident, and gather any evidence of someone else’s fault. Our attorneys can then identify the defendant for your claim, whether it is a driver, employer, product manufacturer, or another party, and file a lawsuit within the state’s two-year deadline. The liable party will be the one most responsible for causing the injury.
Contact Us Today
A catastrophic injury could make you feel out of control of your life. Take back what is yours with help from an attorney. Hiring a lawyer to defend your rights can help you hold a negligent or reckless party accountable for your catastrophic injury. It could also result in the compensation you need, both now and in the future. Do not accept a lifetime of medical costs and a significant personal injury without a fight. Contact Elk & Elk for assistance with your claim in Columbus.