Catastrophic Injury Attorney In Phoenix

You can hardly prepare for the most challenging situations you encounter in life. Catastrophic injuries can lead to life-long pain and suffering or even permanent disability. Because of this, it is important that you receive the proper compensation to make sure your expenses, medical bills and suffering is accounted for. 

If you or a loved one was in a major accident that led to a catastrophic injury, then it is important to contact an injury attorney as soon as possible.  We offer free consultations at Zazueta Law so that you can understand what your next steps should be in receiving compensation for your injuries. 

You Must File Claim Within Two Years

If you or a loved one are dealing with a catastrophic injury, generally, you’ll want to make sure you file a claim within 2 years of the accident. The time is “tolled” If the person is a minor and legally incompetent (in a coma). Although Arizona’s statute of limitations requires injury compensation filings to happen within 2 years, there is an exception called the “rule of discovery.” This rule explains that if the victim was unaware of their injury, the statute of limitations would begin on the date the victim discovered the damage.

What Is Considered A Catastrophic Injury?

Any injury that leaves the victim with life-altering changes and likely requires long-term care may be classified as “catastrophic.” Typically catastrophic injuries consist of severe injuries to the brain, spinal cord, or spine and include everyday injury accidents. Here are some examples of the different types of catastrophic injuries:

  • Amputation
  • Back and neck injury
  • Brain injury
  • Blindness and eye injury
  • Loss of hearing
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis
  • Neurological injury
  • Permanent joint damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement

There are virtually no limitations to what can cause a catastrophic injury because it has to do with the severity of the damage incurred and not necessarily the cause. Therefore it’s normal to expect life-long medical care and treatment after an injury of this magnitude. Recovery time can be prolonged and not guaranteed, unfortunately. Because there is a possibility that the damages will be permanent, this demonstrates the need to recover just compensation.

Catastrophic Injury Compensation

Be aware that Insurance companies could try to offer an unfairly low compensation or even deny your claim entirely. Your attorney will work with you in collecting all the evidence needed to support a convincing claim. At Zazueta Law, we take a skillful approach to guiding our clients through the litigation process to ensure the maximum settlement possible. Even if you are at fault, you may still be entitled to recover damages in proportion to your percentage at fault. The compensation covers the following expenses:

  • Current and future medical bills and expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Emotional damages
  • Permanent disability
  • Therapy and physical therapy
  • Medication expenses
  • In-home care
  • Nursing care
  • Assistance expenses
  • Any other costs related to treating the catastrophic injury

Contact Our Experienced Catastrophic Attorney

At Zazueta Law, PLLC, we are devoted and determined advocates. Our goal is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by others' negligent conduct and to help alleviate the devastating physical, emotional, and financial burdens they suffer. Zazueta Law will demonstrate unsurpassed preparation and relentless dedication to clients who put their trust in Zazueta Law.

Our firm serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear, Surprise, Queen Creek, and Tucson, Arizona.

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