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Catastrophic Injuries

Pittsburgh Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

The term "catastrophic injury" refers to a broad variety of serious injuries. Typically, an injury is considered "catastrophic," if it has some type of life-altering effect on the victim. An injury that reduces one's life expectancy and requires lengthy hospitalization or physical therapy, or results in the complete loss of a bodily system or function would be considered catastrophic. Some examples of catastrophic injuries include the following:

Birth Injuries
While the birthing process is meant to be joyous, there are unfortunately many situations which can result in severe trauma to the child. Restricted oxygen, excessive use of force or even the misuse of forceps can all result in a child suffering severe birth injuries, which may be permanent in nature.

Broken Bones
A common injury, broken bones involve the splintering or fracturing of the bone itself. Depending on the severity of the break and the location of the injury, this could be something that heals in a manner of weeks or may even cause months or even years of rehabilitation.

Burn Injuries
Burns are not only incredibly painful, they can also result in scarring and disfigurement, which can result in severe psychological damage. For this reason, victims deserve to be compensated to cover damages that include medical bills, lost wages, as well as emotional pain and suffering.

Soft Tissue Injuries
An injury that affects the muscles, tissues, tendon and ligaments is known as a soft tissue injury. This is typically something that will result in a sprain, strain or contusion. Symptoms, however, may not show up for several days after an accident – underlining the need for immediate medical care.

Back and Neck Injuries
Few injuries can wreak as much havoc in your life as a back or neck injury. These injuries can make staying at your job or carrying out ordinary household tasks unbearable. In these instances, you should fight for the compensation you deserve! If you are suffering from a herniated disc, whiplash or any injury along these lines, click the link above to find out more of the information you need.

Spinal Cord Injuries
Due to their permanent nature, damage done to the spinal cord can be extremely costly, as well as painful for the victim. In extreme cases, it may even result in paraplegia or quadriplegia, where the victim is left with limited or no ability to move their body. This could be partial or total paralysis.

Traumatic Brain Injury
One of the most severe injuries that can be sustained involves ones that target the brain. As one of the most important organs in the entire body, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can leave a victim with everything from dizziness and memory problems to personality changes and more.

Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

Attorney Frank Walker is committed to helping individuals and families recover compensation for catastrophic injuries that have been caused by serious accidents. Our firm has been providing legal assistance for many years, and has a track record of excellent results to show for it. Unlike many other law firms, we are willing to provide you with information about the cases we have won or lost, so that you can see our results for yourself. Our firm is aggressive in protecting clients' rights, and we will utilize that same approach in pursuing maximum compensation for your catastrophic injuries.

If your catastrophic injuries have been caused by negligence, carelessness, or recklessness on the part of another, you will be able to file a claim for damages with the responsible party's insurance company. A successful claim can result in compensation for many of the costs related to your accident, including medical bills, mental/emotional pain and suffering, rehabilitative therapy, loss of employment, loss of income, and a reduction in quality of life. Being represented by a skilled Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer can give you an improved chance of recovering full compensation, rather than a "low ball" offer from an insurance company or a denied claim.

Contact Pittsburgh attorney Frank Walker today for real experience and real results.

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