A catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn, wrongful death, or scarring can be caused by a number of accidents or occurrences. Catastrophic injuries can result from a automobile accident, defective product, unsafe premises, or construction site accident. Catastrophic injuries can substantially alter the life of the victim or the victim's family. These injuries can take away a person's ability to work or take care of himself. A victim's quality of life can be greatly diminished, as a result of his or her catastrophic injuries. Brain injuries can impact a person's ability to work and live an independent life. Spinal cord injuries can cause quadriplegia, paraplegia, or other forms of paralysis. These spinal cord injuries can destroy your ability to work, earn money, life independently, and have a high quality of life. The expensive equipment and rehabilitation that can follow these injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Victims of catastrophic injuries may be able to recover compensation that allows them to pay their substantial medical costs, recover the lost wages resulting from their inability to work, and recover compensation for their pain and suffering or other damages. This compensation helps them to recover financially; without compensation, catastrophic injuries can create financial ruin due to exorbitant medical and rehabilitative costs. Victims of catastrophic injuries can also recover compensation for the pain and suffering that can accompany these injuries and last years. Victims' families may be able to recover compensation following a catastrophic injury; when these injuries lead to death, victims' families may be able to file a wrongful death suit.
Often, insurance companies, other parties, and even victims themselves are quick to lay blame on the victim of the accident. However, these accidents often occur because of the negligence of third parties. Massachusetts law holds a party liable for injuries to another if they fail to do what a reasonable person would have done to prevent harm. A victim's life is forever altered by a catastrophic injury caused by another party's negligence; this victim should not be financially ruined by another party's negligence, too.
Anyone who has suffered a catastrophic injury should contact an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your legal options when you have been injured. Massachusetts catastrophic injury Attorney Cappetta can help you understand your legal options and to what compensation you are entitled. If you are entitled to compensation, Attorney Cappetta will dedicate his efforts to helping you get what you deserve. Attorney Cappetta is a skilled negotiator and a compassionate lawyer. He will work hard to get you a fair settlement from an insurance company or other provider; however, if a desirable settlement cannot be reached, he will fight for your rights at trial. Contact Attorney Cappetta today if you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury.