Pascagoula Lawyers Work to Obtain Payment for Mississippians Suffering Catastrophic Injuries
Dedicated attorneys press to hold negligent parties responsible for traumatic accidents
Any accidental injury can leave you with pain, suffering and economic loss in the near term, but some injuries are so serious that you never completely heal. If you suffer a catastrophic injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, the accomplished Mississippi law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick in Pascagoula will work vigorously on your behalf to win the damages you deserve from the liable parties.
What is a catastrophic injury?
An injury you suffer may be considered catastrophic when it is so severe that it permanently prevents you from performing any gainful work or enjoying the lifestyle to which you are accustomed. Examples include:
- Traumatic brain injury — A blow to the head could result in a coma, loss of mental function, painful headaches, dizziness, among other harmful effects.
- Paralysis — Damage to your spinal cord may cause you to lose the use of certain body parts. If the shock results in quadriplegia, you will be unable to move below your neck.
- Loss of limbs — Amputation may occur during the accident itself or as a necessary lifesaving medical procedure.
- Organ damage — An accident could leave you blind or deaf, or you could suffer damage to essential internal organs, any of which may severely limit your abilities, tie you to life-preserving medical equipment or shorten your life.
If you suffer any kind of catastrophic injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can count on our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys to pursue an appropriate verdict or a just settlement.
Causes of catastrophic injury
Any kind of accident can result in catastrophic injuries, but some are more likely to do so than others. Common causes of such injuries include:
- Traffic accidents — You can suffer catastrophic injury in any auto accident, but it is more likely when you are a pedestrian or riding a bicycle or motorcycle.
- Slip and fall accidents — Whether you fall from a height or onto a hard surface you’re standing on, slip and falls can have terrible consequences for your quality of life.
- Construction accidents — Workers at construction sites are particularly susceptible to catastrophic injuries from falls and accidents involving heavy equipment. Bystanders, especially children, also face a severe risk if they are at or near a site.
- Medical malpractice — A botched operation, missed diagnosis or other medical mistake can lead to permanent physical harm.
Potential damages in a catastrophic injury case go well beyond temporary medical bills. You can rely on us to seek payment to cover extended healthcare costs, lost current and future ages, nursing care, home modifications and other negative consequences of your catastrophic injury.
How catastrophic injuries can affect your life
Catastrophic injuries can devastate your life in many ways. They can cause serious pain and suffering, at least in the short term, and perhaps for the rest of your life. They substantially diminish the quality of your life, preventing you from enjoying sports, hobbies and interests that used to be a part of your life. You might even be bed-ridden or wheelchair-bound. Returning to work might be difficult or impossible, resulting in financial hardship. All of this can cause stress and physical problems that can complicate your marital and family life, as well as psychological problems that can leave you depressed and unable to adjust. If we represent you, we will seek damages for all of the compensable effects of your catastrophic injuries.
Call a resolute Mississippi catastrophic injury attorney today
At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we advocate for Mississippians who suffer catastrophic injuries in accidents. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, call 866-461-1591 or contact us online.