- Types of Catastrophic Injuries
- Evaluating and Choosing a Qualified Catastrophic Personal Injury Attorney
Areas of Practice
Catastrophic injuries typically happen without warning and can cause an individual to suffer with permanent disabilities for the rest of his or her life. Such injuries include nerve damage and spinal cord injuries, burns, limb loss and brain injuries, to name a few. Various circumstances, such as construction accidents, falls and sports accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries. Even individuals on cruise ships can face such injuries due to on-board incidents, such as slips and falls. A lawyer with Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. is prepared to handle cases involving maritime accidents, as well as land-based incidents.
Depending on the type and severity of the accident and injury, a victim can experience mood changes, memory loss and personality changes. In some instances, the aggressor in an incident is often so violent that the victim may experience not only catastrophic physical trauma and injuries, but serious emotional scarring as well. Anyone dealing with the long-lasting impact of a catastrophic injury should contact our law firm as soon as possible to determine the best course of action to take.
Determining Whether or Not You Have a Claim
Anyone who has ever been in any type of accident already knows that dealing with the aftermath can be quite stressful. Having to deal with the legalities of the situation can make an already stressful time even worse. It is important for accident victims to consider a few pertinent questions that attorney lawyer might ask to determine whether or not they have viable claims. For example, where did the catastrophic injury occur? Did it take place at a grocery store or on the deck of a cruise ship?
Wherever the incident occurred, a lawyer can investigate, gather the relevant facts and collect valuable witness testimony that could help prove your case. If the incident occurred on a cruise ship or other vessel, one of our maritime attorneys will know to look even deeper into the incident by making inquiries of the workers onboard ship and even other passengers, where possible.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Establish Liability for Your Catastrophic Injuries
If another individual or entity caused your injuries, it is possible to hold that person or entity legally responsible for those injuries, especially in cases involving negligence or carelessness. That is why it is crucial for injured individuals to work with lawyers who have experience with your specific type of case. For cases involving negligence, an injured party will have to show the defendant:
- Had a duty to use reasonable care,
- He or she breached that duty; and,
- That breach was what caused the injuries and damages sustained.
At Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., we know that more than one party may be responsible for the injuries incurred. Additionally, we understand the importance of ensuring that a timely claim is made so that the victim’s rights are not lost. Appropriate compensation must be sought from the individual and/or entity at fault, and establishing the value of the compensation package is crucial.
All of the issues surrounding accidents and catastrophic injuries can be confusing and difficult, but help is available. Contact an attorney with Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. as soon as possible for assistance.