Catastrophic injuries take many forms – burns, falls, collisions, organ damage, and fractures are just a few. All of them have one element in common: they drastically change your life. If you are the victim of a catastrophic injury, take the following steps toward recovery and justice:
Call the Police
The benefits of calling the police are two-fold. First, a paramedic team will also be notified to arrive at the scene and they will take you to the emergency room if needed. Second, the police will gather evidence, talk to witnesses, document the scene, and create a police report. Having notes and documentation from law enforcement officials will help you solidify your case.
Continue Your Medical Care
Your doctors will give you medical instructions to follow once you’re discharged. Instructions such as signing up for physical therapy or taking certain medication will help you recover. It’s imperative to follow their instructions and keep receipts of all medical-related bills. You will likely be reimbursed for all medical bills related to your injury.
If your injury occurred due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation. A catastrophic injury will likely put you out of work for a lengthy period of time. You’ll need compensation to cover the lost wages, future wages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and more. We know that compensation can’t erase the pain or trauma that the injury caused. But, it will help lessen the burden of financial loss that you may endure.
Contact Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore
Concerning such a life-altering event, you want a skilled set of attorneys by your side. The WHGM attorneys have extensive experience helping victims of catastrophic injuries navigate their lawsuit. Allow our team to help you through this trying time.