Some injuries are so severe in nature, they limit a person’s ability to return to his or her normal life. These injuries are categorized, in legal terms, as “catastrophic” injuries. Generally speaking, catastrophic injuries require extensive immediate medical treatment, as well as lifelong care. They may prevent the victim from returning to work or from obtaining any type of gainful employment at all. Often, catastrophic injuries don’t just affect the victim; they also affect the victim’s family members and loved ones.
If you or someone you care about suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury, we can help. At Karns & Kerrison, we have been fighting for the rights of injured individuals and their families since 1974. In that time, we have successfully recovered more than $250 million for our clients.
Need a catastrophic injury lawyer in Rhode Island? Contact us online or by phone at (888) 281-3100 for a free initial consultation.
Examples of Common Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can occur in myriad ways. They often result from car wrecks and other types of motor vehicle accidents, such as semi-truck collisions and recreational boat accidents. A person who slips and falls due to dangerous conditions on someone’s property or who uses a defective product may also suffer catastrophic injuries.
But what exactly are catastrophic injuries? Some examples include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, such as paralysis
- Loss of vision and/or hearing
- Serious fractures, such as skull and spinal fractures
- Severe burns
- Disfigurement and loss of use
It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive; if you or your loved one suffered an injury that is severe, debilitating, and/or life-altering in nature, and this injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds for a catastrophic injury claim.
Compensation in Catastrophic Injury Cases
While all injuries can be physically painful, emotionally distressing, and financially costly, catastrophic injuries are especially so. This is largely due to the severe nature of these types of injuries. Depending on the type of injury you have sustained, you may be facing lifetime costs in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars range. This is nothing to say of the physical and emotional consequences of such an injury.
At Karns & Kerrison, we look at all of the factors involved in your case in our effort to help you recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Emergency medical treatment immediately following the accident
- Ongoing care, including physical and cognitive rehabilitation therapy
- Medical supplies/drugs, such as wheelchairs, ramps, prescriptions, etc.
- Lost income/wages for time taken off work to receive medical treatment
- Lost earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from working
- Loss of life quality, disfigurement, and/or inconvenience
- Physical pain and emotional suffering related to your injuries
- Loss of enjoyment, loss of companionship, and similar damages for spouses/loved ones of victims
With over 85 years of combined experience, our Rhode Island catastrophic injury lawyers have earned a reputation for aggressive representation. We have taken on major insurance providers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts—and won. While we strive for fair settlements, we are not afraid to take cases to trial whenever necessary.
Contact Karns & Kerrison Today
To learn more about how our firm can help you with your serious injury case, contact us today. We offer free initial consultations and provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs for you and you only pay attorneys’ fees when we secure compensation for you. We proudly serve clients throughout the state from our offices located in Providence and Middletown.
We can be reached online or by phone at (888) 281-3100.
Car Accident Traumatic Brain InjuryI would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.
- Patricia Feeley
Slipped on Greasy FloorI have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.
- Mike Carey
Rear End CollisionNothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.
- Larry Goldfarb
Horrible Car AccidentThey not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.
Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga BridgeIt was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.
- Jeanie Small
Pedestrian hit by CarI did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.