Have You or a Loved One Suffered a Catastrophic Accident?

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A catastrophic injury suffered in an accident has the potential to change a person’s life forever. Catastrophic injuries often cause victims to become disabled, affecting not only their normal way of life, but also reducing their ability to work and earn a living.

Coping with a catastrophic injury and a resulting disability is never easy for the victims or members of their family. A catastrophic injury can cause devastating financial and emotional harm. Catastrophic injuries are even more challenging when they are caused by an accident that results from another person’s negligence or recklessness.

At Marasco & Nesselbush, our personal injury attorneys work hard to ensure clients who are dealing with catastrophic injuries receive just compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses and damages.

If you’ve suffered a catastrophic personal injury that was someone else’s fault in Rhode Island, we can provide the experienced, quality legal counsel and representation you need to obtain the full compensation you deserve.

We offer a free review of your case, contact us for free advice about your legal rights.

Receiving Just Catastrophic Injury Compensation

A catastrophic injury suffered in an accident has the potential to change a person’s life forever. Catastrophic injuries often cause victims to become disabled, affecting not only their normal way of life, but also reducing their ability to work and earn a living.

Coping with a catastrophic injury and a resulting disability is never easy for the victims or members of their family. A catastrophic injury such as paralysis can cause devastating financial and emotional harm. Catastrophic injuries are even more challenging when they are caused by an accident that results from another person’s negligence or recklessness.

At Marasco & Nesselbush, our personal injury attorneys work hard to ensure clients who are dealing with catastrophic injuries receive just compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses and damages.

If you’ve suffered a catastrophic personal injury that was someone else’s fault in Rhode Island, we can provide the quality legal counsel and representation you need to obtain the full compensation you deserve.

Contact us now for a free review of your case.  advice about your legal rights.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Among the common types of catastrophic injuries and the accidents that often cause them are:

Spinal cord injuries, caused by direct damage to the spinal cord itself or indirectly from trauma affecting adjacent bones, tissues or blood vessels. A spinal cord injury can result in loss of mobility or use of limbs because of chronic pain or paralysis. Victims of paralysis – paraplegia or quadriplegia (tetraplegia) – may also lose function of bodily organs or systems, such as respiratory or circulatory functions. 

Spinal cord injuries are frequently caused by car accidents, falls, industrial accidents and other incidents.

Brain injuries, caused when the head violently strikes or is struck or penetrated by an object, or when a sudden jolt violently shakes the head. Whether people with head injuries have suffered minor concussions or severe brain trauma (traumatic brain injury or TBI), they may experience various functional short-term and long-term changes that adversely affect thinking, sensation, memory, language and emotion. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of costly medical care and therapy.

TBI most often results from falls, car accidents, and construction or industrial accidents.

Burn injuries, caused by fire or explosions, or by exposure to hot surfaces, hazardous chemicals or toxic gases. Burn injuries are extremely painful and can affect the skin, lungs, eyes and other organs. Fire, extreme heat and explosive or corrosive materials can cause severe scarring and disfigurement. Someone who has been badly burned may lose the ability to move or use affected limbs. The risk of infection after a severe or widespread burn is significant. 

Burn injuries occur in structure fires, car accidents and workplaces, such as industrial, manufacturing and construction sites, and food service or kitchen operations.

Amputation or loss of limb, or “traumatic amputation,” is the loss of a body part – usually a finger, toe, arm or leg – as the result of an accident or injury. In many cases, a limb is amputated surgically after an accident because it has been damaged too badly to be saved. Many amputation patients do well with prosthetic limbs, but the loss of a limb or other body part will cause significant physical as well as mental pain and suffering regardless of the long-term outcome. 

Traumatic amputations often occur in car accidents, and construction and industrial accidents, and may result from medical or surgical errors, as well as other types of accidents.

Permanent disfigurement includes significant scarring or loss of the use of a limb or other body part, such as through paralysis or amputation. In addition to the physical pain associated with an injury causing permanent disfigurement, victims often suffer significant psychological damage, such as loss of self-esteem and depression. Family members can also be psychologically scarred by a loved one’s disfigurement. 

Injuries leading to permanent disfigurement often occur in car accidents, industrial and construction site accidents, fires, animal attacks and because of surgical or other medical mistakes. 

An Experienced Rhode Island Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Can Help

Catastrophic injuries require extensive medical care and treatment. In addition to medical bills, which may be ongoing, severely injured accident victims may be unable to work to support themselves and their families.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, contact the personal injury team of attorneys at Marasco & Nesselbush in Rhode Island today.

We have successfully resolved many catastrophic personal injury claims and invite you to review some of our representative case highlights.

Call us now at 401-274-7400 or fill out our online contact form for a free initial consultation.