Some injuries are so severe that they have a truly life-changing impact on the victims. These injuries permanently alter the course of a person’s life and can bring limitations in performing even the most basic mental and physical activities. They can even cause the development of related, severe medical problems such as respiratory illness or heart disease, and may lead to death due to secondary results like pneumonia or heart attack. Catastrophic injuries have many causes, including heavy truck or 18-wheeler crashes, gun accidents, oil and gas field or rig accidents, hunting accidents, off-road vehicle accidents, farm and ranch accidents, car accidents, falls, choking, medical carelessness, defective products, and workplace accidents. When a catastrophic injury is caused by the negligence of another person or business, Jon L. Anderson Law Office helps victims obtain the funds you or your family need to cope with the lifelong effects of the injuries.
A lawyer qualified in personal injury can obtain expert testimony addressing the otherwise invisible mental and emotional damages that don’t show up on an x-ray. A victim can appear perfectly normal but be anything from it.
It takes skill and experience to paint the picture for the jury. Care over the life of an injured person can be a significant financial burden to the family. Loss of wage earning capacity, physical impairment, medical expenses, and pain and suffering are all elements of damage that can be argued.