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Catastrophic Injury, Catastrophic Impact


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A catastrophic injury can come out of nowhere, at no fault to yourself, and permanently and irrevocably change your life for the worst. Even the most careful and responsible person cannot predict when tragedy will strike and leave them with lasting disabilities that forever alters the rest of their life.

There are so many different types of injuries that can harm a person. There are repetitive stress injuries, birth injuries, injuries to the back or arm. However, catastrophic injuries are a specific subset of injury that has far-reaching and long-lasting negative effects on your life. Some of the more common types of catastrophic personal injuries I have seen in the nearly forty years that I have been serving the Cleveland, Ohio, area include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Burn injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputation or loss of limb
  • Permanent loss of vision or other senses

While each one of these injuries are unique in their presentation, they all have one thing in common. They are devastating and require much more than a bandage and an aspirin to get you on your way.

A catastrophic injury is not just a severe wound to your body; it changes you. You change both physically and as a person, as the lasting effects of the injury can linger for quite a long time. Not only are you being deprived of your health, you are also being robbed of your livelihood. A catastrophic injury can negatively impact your mental health, too.

In addition to all of the pain and suffering that results from the injury, you are also looking at a growing pile of medical bills. Many of these injuries require ongoing treatment. You may find yourself in and out of the hospital for surgeries and treatment. Regular trips to the doctor are now part of your day to day life. You may even find yourself in therapy to help you cope with the mental health aspects of your treatment. You’re prescribed medicines to deal with the pain and help you regain full functionality, and these medicines are not cheap.

If someone you love has been affected by a catastrophic injury, then there are no words to describe your grief and suffering. A husband who was once a happy and strong man is now under the care of a full-time nurse and cries himself to sleep at night. The daughter who was blossoming into a young woman is now in a vegetative state, prone to confusion and angry outbursts and must stay in a 24-hour nursing home for her own safety.

A catastrophic injury is not something that you can “just get over”. No, you will have to rearrange your entire life afterward. The mortgage company doesn’t care that you’re now no longer able to work. Your two-story home is no longer accessible with your new disability. Your loved one can no longer feed himself, so you have to quit your job to take care of them.

After a catastrophic injury, you need an ally and an advocate with your best interests in mind, someone who not only understands your suffering, but also understands the law surrounding the injury that you or your loved one sustained. If you or somebody you care about has suffered from a catastrophic injury due to somebody else’s carelessness or negligence, you need to give me a call right now at 1 (877) 944-4373 for a free initial consultation. I will fight for you to not only see that you get the financial compensation you deserve for your injury and pain, but I will also fight to change any policies that were in place that allowed you or your loved one to get hurt in the first place.

If you are dealing with the fallout from a catastrophic injury, then the last thing you need is for your lawyer to be another source of your stress. That is why I will go out of my way to help accommodate you and keep you as stress-free and comfortable throughout this entire process. The first thing I will do is give you my personal cell phone number so that you can reach out to me any hour of the day or night. If you call or text, I will answer. I will also make sure you do not have to go out of your way to meet me. Instead, I will come to you. I have met clients at doctor’s appointments, hospitals, and even in their own home.

Don’t worry about money when I’m representing you. As your lawyer, I will work on a contingency basis, which means that my fee comes out of a portion of your restitution. I will take on whomever has wronged you without hesitation; I take on Big Cases with Big Results. If you have been catastrophically injured, you can trust I’ll get you the compensation that you deserve – and I’ll Make Them Pay!®


DISCLAIMER “Please understand the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with a preponderance of the evidence.”



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