Catastrophic Injury

Phoenix Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Catastrophically Injured in Arizona

Dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic injury can be overwhelming physically, emotionally, and financially. These injuries are the most severe that you can sustain, are life-changing, and generally permanently disabling. Those who suffer such injuries may require ongoing medical care, assistive and rehabilitative therapies, and at-home personal assistance throughout their lives. They may also require renovations made to their homes or vehicles to accommodate their disability. Besides the devastation of their physical injuries, the financial costs associated with such lifelong injuries can be staggering. 

At Rack Law Group, we understand the gravity of having suffered such an injury and how profoundly it can impact your life and your family. When you have sustained such injuries due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you deserve to be fully compensated for that impact. Our team is here to provide compassionate counsel and representation to injury victims in the wake of catastrophic accidents.  Since we focus on nothing else but personal injury law in the greater Phoenix area and Florida, we are highly skilled and qualified to take on the legal process on your behalf, seeking compensation that reflects the full scope of your losses and damages. 

Book a free initial consultation with a Phoenix catastrophic injury attorney at Rack Law Group by contacting us online or at (602) 661-6300. Hablamos español.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

The most common cause of catastrophic injuries is car accidents, followed by other traffic accidents, such as those involving motorcyclists, pedestrians, large commercial trucks, and bicyclists. They can additionally be caused while playing contact sports, such as football, soccer, and hockey, as well as in construction and industrial accidents or criminal attacks.

These are injuries that require professional legal action to ensure that you secure all of the compensation you will need going forward in life. Because of their severity, these injuries cost more and take longer to treat, cause longer-lasting or permanent disability, result in earning inability, are generally more painful in duration and intensity, may lead to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other emotional problems, and can result in permanent disfigurement or impairment.

Common Examples Of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries result from accidents or events that cause significant physical harm, usually requiring extended hospital stays and rehabilitation. These are injuries from which you may only partially recover, or that may permanently affect you, resulting in a substantial decrease in quality of life, earning capacity, and personal independence.

Examples of these types of injuries can include: 

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): This is caused by a blow to the head or penetration of the skull, resulting in brain swelling, bleeding, and damage. This can result in a coma, amnesia, cognitive dysfunction, personality changes, and other mental, emotional, and physical injuries.
  • Spinal cord injury: When the spinal cord is bruised, damaged, or severed, it can result in bodily dysfunction below the affected area, such as paralysis, loss of sensation, loss of control of organs, and more.
  • Severe burns: Burns are among the most painful of all injuries and can result in deadly infection and permanent scarring. They often require surgeries to repair damaged skin and tissue.
  • Paralysis due to neck or back injuries: Fractures and damage to these parts of the body commonly cause paralysis from which recovery may not occur.
  • Amputation: Some limbs are so damaged in accidents that they must be removed to save the life of the victim. This leads to the need for rehabilitation and prosthetics.
  • Nerve damage: Severe nerve damage can result in loss of sensation and function in the affected area.
  • Organ damage/failure: Damage to internal organs, such as the kidneys, liver, lungs, stomach, and more, can result in the need for lifelong treatment and permanent impairment.
  • Loss of vision or hearing: Losing one’s sight or hearing can severely diminish one’s quality of life and earning ability and require additional rehabilitation to function in society. 

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Catastrophic Injury Claim?

The damages recoverable in a catastrophic injury claim are extensive and tailored to address the victim's unique challenges. Potential damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses: The costs associated with catastrophic injuries are astronomical. We diligently work to recover compensation for current and future medical bills, rehabilitation, surgeries, and any necessary adaptive equipment or modifications to the home.
  • Lost Wages and Future Earnings: Catastrophic injuries often lead to long-term or permanent disability, hindering the ability to work. We recover lost wages and secure compensation for future earning capacity, ensuring financial stability for our clients.
  • Pain and Suffering: Beyond tangible costs, victims endure immense physical and emotional suffering. We strive to obtain compensation for pain, suffering, and the diminished quality of life resulting from catastrophic injuries.
  • Loss of Consortium: Catastrophic injuries impact not only the victim but also their loved ones. We work to recover damages for the loss of companionship, support, and intimacy suffered by family members.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances involving gross negligence or intentional misconduct, punitive damages may be pursued to penalize the responsible party and deter similar behavior in the future. We meticulously evaluate each case to determine the viability of seeking punitive damages.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Catastrophic Injury Claims in Arizona?

Time is of the essence when pursuing a catastrophic injury claim in Arizona. The statute of limitations helps establish the timeframe within which legal action must be initiated. Failing to file within this period may jeopardize your ability to seek compensation.

In Arizona, the general statute of limitations for personal injury, including catastrophic injury claims, is two years from the date of the incident. However, it is imperative to consult with our experienced attorneys promptly, as exceptions and nuances could apply based on the circumstances of your case.

Contact Our Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Phoenix Today

Our team of experienced attorneys has successfully represented clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries in and around the greater Phoenix area. Our goal is to make sure you recover maximum damages for your current and future needs associated with the injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else's negligence, contact us today for a free consultation. We are confident we can help you get through this difficult time by securing financial compensation from all liable parties.

Contact Rack Law Group today to get started with our Phoenix catastrophic injuries lawyer.

Why Choose Rack Law Group?

  • We Focus Only On Personal Injury Cases
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  • Available 24/7/365 & Can Even Travel To You
  • We Handle Property Damage and Rental Cars
  • We Accept Cases On A Contingency Fee Basis
  • We Collect All Medical Records & Bills
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    My wife and I got in an accident in March 2022 and we called Rack Law Group to help us with the medical bills and guide us through the process of filing the claim to make sure it got done right!

    - Miguel R.
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    When my husband and I were in a car accident in March, our first call was to Anthony & Adam at Rack Law Group & it was the best decision we made. Anthony & Adam go above and beyond for their clients.

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    Adam and Anthony were compassionate, caring, and intent on getting me the care that I needed for my injuries after being rear ended by a dump truck.

    - Kim B.