Catastrophic injuries are just that: catastrophic. Unfortunately, these life-changing injuries can permanently keep a person working or enjoying those everyday activities they used to because of the negligence of another person or business. Long-term effects or disabilities include limb loss, amputation, extreme burns, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, lost or damaged organs, or brain injuries. Fortunately, the Norristown, PA., catastrophic injury attorneys at The Weitz Firm have more than 25 years of trial experience fighting for the compensation their clients in the Philadelphia area deserve.
There are a variety of ways these catastrophic injuries can happen in the Philadelphia area, including medical malpractice or premises liability cases, workplace injuries, legal events, product defects, and accidents by way of commercial truck, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, or boat.
The cause? Reckless drivers, negligent people or places of business, and incompetent doctors or hospitals. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were 10,688 car accidents in Philadelphia County in 2009; 10 years later, that total increased by 4 percent to 11,120. With about 185,000 amputations reported in the United States each year, according to the Amputee Coalition, that adds up to more than $8.3 billion in hospital costs.
That is where catastrophic injury litigation can help those who are injured claim the money needed for those hefty hospital costs, like any necessary surgeries, medical equipment, medicine, and more. These attorneys can also give their clients the peace of mind that those responsible for their injuries will not do it again – and that others in the future will be protected from it happening to them as well.
If you are suffering from a catastrophic injury, you have a legal right to pursue a personal injury claim to be compensated for any medical bills and lost wages. It is our job at The Weitz Firm to prove that the injury was preventable. Compensation can be awarded for a number of reasons, including:
We know what it takes to succeed in proving that the other party is at fault.
Our Norristown, PA., catastrophic injury attorneys at The Weitz Firm are standing by to stand up for your rights in your time of need. As one of the top boutique civil trial firms in the Philadelphia area, we have extensive resources and experience guiding our clients through the entire process, from comprehensive investigations into the malpractice or accident, to managing the complex injury claims and challenges from insurance companies, to standing by your side in the courtroom if needed. It is all an effort to recover maximum compensation for each and every one of our clients who have already endured too much. Call our offices at 267-587-6240 to get a free consultation.