Arkansas Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

The term “catastrophic injuries” typically applies to injuries that result in functional disability or lasting trauma. Catastrophic injuries are common byproducts of severe motor vehicle crashes, and they include but are not limited to spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and amputation injuries.

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Catastrophic injuries are those with life-altering consequences, such as injuries that require amputation.

The Little Rock personal injury attorneys at the Minton Law Firm understand the devastating impacts a catastrophic injury can have on individuals and families. That’s why our lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the financial security injury victims need to cope with medical expenses and move forward with their loves.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, call us today at 501-404-5433 to schedule your free consultation or contact us online to get started now. There’s no obligation, and our lawyers don’t charge for our services unless we recover on your behalf.

The Long-Term Costs of Catastrophic Injuries

Unlike other common crash-related injuries such as whiplash and broken bones, catastrophic injuries often result in an extended recovery and rehabilitation process. In some cases, full recovery may not be possible and the victim may require lifetime care.

Catastrophic injuries can also produce a range of secondary medical problems. Spinal cord injuries, for example, often interfere with other body system functions. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to an increased risk for seizures, infection and pneumonia among other complications.

Catastrophic injuries often prevent the injury victims from returning to work and providing for their families. Even the short-term costs of coping with a catastrophic injury can quickly overwhelm a victim and his or her family.

According to one report, the average cost of incomplete motor function (at any level) is more than $42,000 a year, and the estimated lifetime cost is well over $1 million. Working with an experienced injury lawyer can help ensure you and your family are able to cope with these long-range costs.

How an Arkansas Injury Attorney can Help

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Severe and catastrophic injuries often come with long-term costs not covered by initial insurance company settlement offers.

In the aftermath of a crash, insurance companies typically seek a fast resolution at the lowest cost to them. Insurance providers know that injury victims and their families are facing astronomical medical bills, and their hope is that you will agree to the first financial settlement offer put before you.

While these initial lump-sum settlement offers may seem sizable, they are rarely enough to cover the long-term expenses associated with catastrophic injuries. The Arkansas injury lawyers at the Minton Law Firm have extensive experience in catastrophic injury cases, and we understand that the costs of these injuries can continue to add up throughout a victim’s life.

As a former insurance adjuster, attorney Justin Minton knows the methods insurance providers use to get injury victims to accept settlement offers that are worth less than the victims and their families truly need. He is an aggressive advocate for those who have been severely injured, and he works hard to recover the compensation injury victims need to deal with the long-range costs of their injuries. 

Compensation in Catastrophic Injury Cases

The Minton Law Firm is here to help Arkansas injury victims and their families through the trials and tribulations that follow a catastrophic event. Compensation in catastrophic injury cases may include money for:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Long-term rehabilitation
  • Medical equipment and lifestyle modifications
  • Lost wages or loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

In the event that catastrophic injuries prove fatal, our attorneys may be able to help surviving family members pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. 

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

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Severe injuries such as head and brain injuries are common byproducts of motorcycle crashes.

There is no legal definition for a catastrophic injury, but catastrophic injuries are generally those that result in long-term—and often permanent—disability or disfigurement. Catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Amputation injuries
  • Disfigurement

Catastrophic injuries are especially common in motorcycle accidents and crashes involving semi-trucks.

If you or a loved one suffered severe or catastrophic injuries in an accident caused by another driver’s carelessness, call the Minton Law Firm today at 501-404-5433 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Our accomplished attorneys are dedicated to helping injury victims from the greater Benton and Little Rock areas, and throughout Arkansas. If we don’t recover financial compensation for you, you don’t owe us a dime.