Catastrophic Injury

Schaumburg Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

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Helping Victims of Serious Injuries in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, and Throughout Chicago

Accidents can leave victims with many different types of injuries. While some injuries may be relatively minor and may lead to a quick and full recovery, other accident victims may sustain catastrophic injuries. While the definition of a "catastrophic injury" can vary among medical associations, the accepted legal definition is: any injury that causes permanent disability, death, or that affects the head, neck, or neurological system.

When a catastrophic injury occurs, victims can incur overwhelming losses, both financial and intangible. Many victims are left facing a lifetime of pain, impairment, and ongoing medical needs. In such situations, it is critical for accident victims to discuss their legal rights with a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling catastrophic cases. At Therman & Roach, Attorneys at Law, we have the resources and knowledge to stand up for the victims of catastrophic injuries and help them obtain financial recovery.

Types of Accidental Catastrophic Injuries

Many different injuries may be deemed "catastrophic" after an accident. Some of the more common catastrophic injuries that can lead to legal claims include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) - Brain injuries can result in coma and permanent impairments regarding sensory, physical, cognitive, and behavioral functioning.
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI) - Trauma to the spinal cord can cause temporary or permanent paralysis, as well as loss of sensory abilities and bodily functioning.
  • Amputations - The loss of an extremity or limb can completely change a person's life and their abilities to perform even the most basic tasks.
  • Complete vision or hearing loss - Traumatic blindness or deafness can also cause extreme limitations for victims for the rest of their lives.
  • Burns - Severe burns can cause a victim to lose functioning in many parts of the body, can result in severe disfigurement, and can result in the need for amputation.

If severe enough, all of the above injuries also have the potential to be fatal for victims.

Helping You Recover after a Catastrophic Injury

All catastrophic injuries will require immediate and extensive medical care. Victims are generally transported by emergency medical personnel to receive trauma care and then will be admitted to the hospital, often for an extended period of time. Many catastrophic injury victims require time in the intensive care unit (ICU) and surgical procedures. If left with ongoing medical issues and disabilities, the costs of medical care, medical equipment, and home health assistance can continue to build for the rest of their lives.

Because the losses associated with catastrophic injuries are so great, you need an attorney on your side with the skills and tools to properly calculate your damages and help you seek financial recovery.

Call a Schaumburg, IL Catastrophic Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

The lawyers at Therman & Roach, Attorneys at Law, have decades of experience in successfully representing the rights of catastrophic injury victims and have obtained the full compensation that their clients deserve. Our office assists clients in and around the Chicago area, including Schaumburg, Wheaton, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect, Roselle, Bloomingdale, Schiller Park, Des Plaines, Norridge, Bartlett, Niles, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Park Ridge, Elmhurst, Barrington, Addison, Villa Park, Itasca, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Barrington, Mount Prospect, Hoffman Estates, and more. Please contact us today online or call 847-525-4008 to discuss your situation.

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