Blake Law Firm handles a wide array of personal injury matters in Arizona, from dog bite injuries to automobile accidents, DUI-related accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Often, the victims of these and other accidents suffer serious, catastrophic injuries.
Having a lawyer with an in-depth understanding of the nature, treatment, and effect of catastrophic injuries is critical in personal injury actions. The victims of catastrophic injuries need medical treatment for an extended period of time and adequate compensation for loss of earning capacity. A lawyer with the necessary expertise can ensure that you recover the proper amount for your damages.
Our familiarity with catastrophic injuries includes representing the victims of:
- Serious neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain or head injuries
- Burn injuries
- Fractures or broken bones
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) generally involve damage to the spinal cord resulting in varying degrees of paralysis. Depending on which part of the spinal cord is damaged, a person can have paraplegia – impairment of the lower extremities such as the hips and legs, or quadriplegia – paralysis of all the limbs. SCI can severely impact a person’s quality of life, prevent a person from being able to work, and cause emotional distress and depression.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) generally describe damage to the brain caused by a sudden impact to the head or severe shaking of the head, such as Shaken Baby Syndrome. The effects of TBI range widely from a short period of unconsciousness to severe and long-term memory loss, and even death. As with all major injuries, individuals who have suffered a TBI should seek medical treatment immediately.
In addition to extreme heat from fires, burn injuries can be caused by exposure to chemicals, electricity, and scalding liquids. The degrees of burn injuries people experience differ depending on the extent of the damage to the person’s skin and underlying tissues, and range from first degree burns, which involve only the epidermis, to fourth degree burns, which are the most severe burns involving muscle, tissue and ligaments. Burn injury victims can also suffer from smoke inhalation, which can cause asphyxiation or pulmonary irritation, wherein the tissues of the bronchi become injured and inflamed.
Seek Experienced Representation
To ensure that you are fully compensated for your catastrophic injuries, consult a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney at Blake Law Firm today for a free initial consultation.