Any injury can be considered “catastrophic” to your friends and loved ones. However, in the courtroom, “catastrophic injury” is a specific legal term reserved for some of the worst injuries resulting from an accident.
Catastrophic injuries often incur for those involved in a trucking accident. To ensure you receive the help you need to get your life back on track, you’ll need a personal injury lawyer.
Insurance companies and large trucking companies have huge legal teams that can make getting the compensation you deserve extremely complicated and confusing. Our lawyers at Laird Hammons Laird can help you through the process of settling legal issues after a trucking accident, and have the experience and the knowledge to assist you and your family get the compensation you deserve as soon as possible.
What is a catastrophic injury?
Catastrophic Injury is a legal term used to describe a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, broken bones, severe burns, or brain–but it can also pertain to spinal fractures. These injuries are the type which cause permanent damage with long-term repercussions, changing life for you and your loved ones forever.
What causes a catastrophic injury?
There are many things which cause catastrophic injuries, including car wrecks and other vehicle collisions, sporting accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, animal attacks, violence, and many others. Workplace accidents can happen as well, especially in construction or industrial environments.
How are catastrophic injuries different from trucking accidents?
When you are in an accident with a big rig, the injuries are often severe due to the difference in the size of the vehicles. The injuries sustained from this type of accident can be the most serious types of catastrophic injuries, sometimes even resulting in death.
How to Handle Catastrophic Injury Claims
As soon as you or your family are stable from your injuries, contact a personal injury lawyer. There are many reasons why the truck could have caused the incident. The quicker investigators start collecting evidence, the stronger your case will be.
Depending on the severity of injuries sustained, the cause of the accident, how many people were involved, as well as several other factors, your claim may be handled differently. Securing the services of a lawyer or firm you can trust is essential to ensuring the success of any lawsuit.
Let Laird Hammons Laird Help YouWe’re your fellow Oklahomans and we know getting your life and the lives of your family and friends back on track is your number one goal. We’ve got the skill set to help you reach the finish line. A good place to start is checking out our frequently asked questions page to find answers to some of your burning questions.
Time is the most important aspect of any truck-related case. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, call 405-703-4567 or contact us today for a free consultation.