In legal terms, personal injury refers to injuries to the body or to one's emotional state of mind, caused by the negligence of another party. When building a personal injury claim, there are many factors our lawyers take into account when to determining how much your case might be worth, including:
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Time lost from work
- Cost of ongoing medical care
- Pain and suffering
All of these items factor in to how much an insurance company is willing to pay to settle a case. Duncan Firm attorneys possess the experience you need in establishing the value of your claim and then work hard to help you get the settlement you deserve.
A catastrophic injury or illness has an enormous impact on the lives of victims and their families. These tragic events usually occurs suddenly and with no warning. Such injuries can result in severe damage and disruption to an individual’s central nervous system, which then can affect many other parts of the body.
Examples of catastrophic injuries can include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Accidental amputation
- Slip and fall
- Severe burns
- Multiple fractures
- Neurological disorders
- Burn injury
Catastrophic Injury Impact
The symptoms and conditions of a catastrophic injury are severe and often result in permanent disability requiring lifelong care. Such injuries cause loss of sensation and movement, brain damage that affects communicative and cognitive abilities, difficulty breathing, and impact to the urinary system, gastrointestinal system and other body systems.
Dealing with such an injury is complex and requires many different health professionals to manage. While recovery from catastrophic injuries is possible with early and proper treatment, others may have to struggle with a permanent disability, physical suffering and even a shortened life span.
Our attorneys are highly experienced in personal injury law and can help if you have been badly hurt through no fault of your own. Please contact our Little Rock, Arkansas, office today by filling out the form on our website or calling 877-638-6226, and we will schedule a free consultation for you.