On an annual basis, thousands of people across the United States sustain severe injuries after being involved in automobile accidents. In Kansas alone, over 15,000 people each year are injured in serious traffic accidents located throughout the State. A large percentage of these victims unfortunately suffered catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury is defined as an extremely serious and sudden injury that is life threatening and can greatly impact its victims. Such injuries often have devastating consequences, such as permanent disability, disfigurement, loss of income, inability to work, endless medical bills and more. Catastrophic injuries are typically caused by the negligence or misconduct of others, perhaps due to speeding, drunk driving, or driving while distracted. The most common forms of catastrophic injuries are as follows:
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Wrongful death
For victims that face these types of catastrophic injuries, much uncertainty remains as to the future. Specifically, many have no idea as to whether they will ever be able to walk again, work, perform routine tasks, and live without pain. Moreover, not only do victims suffer greatly from their injuries, but friends and family also feel the effects as they try to help them during their recovery. For those that ultimately lost a loved one as a result of catastrophic injuries, they are left with a lifetime of emotional trauma and pain.
While every type of injury is different, there are similar aspects to all catastrophic injury cases. For instance, catastrophic injuries as a whole are difficult to treat, have life threatening and sometimes fatal consequences, cause serious emotional trauma, and can be challenging to prove in a court of law. Moreover, they often require a significant amount of medical treatment and painful rehabilitation.
Accordingly, it is critical that you contact an experienced Kansas City catastrophic injury attorney who has the knowledge and expertise necessary to handle your case. Otherwise stated, only a skilled catastrophic injury lawyer in Kansas City can advise you of all of your rights, work with the best experts to help prove your injuries, and take the time necessary to guide you through the entire process. As an attorney with over twenty years of legal experience, I have successfully helped thousands of accident victims fight for their rights and win. I invite you to call my office today to schedule free consultation at 913-498-1911.
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