Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Fairfax, Manassas, Centreville and Front Royal VA
Attorneys pursue substantial payment for victims of life-changing injuries
A catastrophic injury results in the long-term or permanent loss of a body part or function. Many of these cases involve impact to the spinal cord and can leave the victim with partial or permanent paralysis. Blows to the head, severe burns and incidents where limbs are crushed can also change a person’s life forever. Pikrallidas & Probasco has offices in Fairfax, Manassas, Centreville and Front Royal to help catastrophic injury victims obtain the financial compensation they need to rebuild their life under drastically changed circumstances. We represent clients in Virginia and Washington, D.C. so they can pay current and future medical bills, make needed modifications to their homes and replace the income that they lost after suffering devastating physical harm.
Incidents that frequently cause catastrophic injuries
There are many was that a person might suffer a catastrophic personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence or willful misconduct. Despite seatbelts, air bags and other safety features installed on modern cars, auto accidents still serve as a prime source of life-changing injuries. The size and weight of a commercial vehicle increases the likelihood of catastrophic harm in a trucking accident. Conversely, pedestrian accidents and motorcycle accidents are also frequently associated with extreme injuries because the victims lack the protection that someone has inside a car or truck. Vehicle collisions are not the only incidents that cause devastating medical harm. Numerous catastrophic injures are attributable to workplace accidents, construction errors and defective products.
Firm aids victims of brain injuries, burns, amputations and paralysis
If the impact has enough force, a blow to any part of the body can trigger permanent harm. Your catastrophic injury claim might involve damage to the nervous, muscular, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory or reproductive system. Some of most severe involve:
- Traumatic brain injuries — When someone is struck on the head, they might not be immediately aware of how their injury will affect their life. Though concussion symptoms sometimes go away, there are traumatic brain injuries that cause degeneration in the victim’s brain. This can cause a wide range of harm, including emotional damage, dizziness, loss of balance, dementia and psychological problems.
- Paralysis — The spinal cord is the body’s nerve center and if it is damaged, the victim could lose use of their arms, legs or both. These cases require substantial care as a settlement or lawsuit demand should address major changes to the plaintiff’s home and lifestyle that need to be made as a result of their injury.
- Loss of limbs — Crush injuries and accidents that lead to a loss of blood flow might make amputation of a limb necessary to save the victim’s life. Alternatively, a body part might be severed in a vehicle or industrial accident, requiring the victim to use a prosthetic device for the remainder of their life.
- Severe burns — Burns from fires or chemical exposure inflict short- and long-term harm on individuals, including permanent disfigurement. Many severe burn injuries could have been avoided had proper precautions been taken.
Settling for less than you deserve in a catastrophic injury case can make an already difficult situation much worse. Before you decide what to do, you should speak with a knowledgeable attorney who can give an informed assessment of the potential value of your claim.
Contact a Virginia catastrophic injury lawyer to set up a free consultation
Pikrallidas & Probasco represents victims of catastrophic injuries throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C. You can reach us at our offices in Fairfax, Manassas, Centreville and Front Royal by calling 703-267-2600 or contacting us online. We have served area clients since 1992 and offer free consultations. Hablamos español.