Seattle Catastrophic Personal Injury Attorneys

How and When to Get Help after a Catastrophic Injury

Most injuries have immediate, short-term physical, emotional, and financial impact on the lives of victims. Catastrophic injuries devastate lives. They leave victims with permanent injuries and disabilities, along with the inability to work or make a living. When these injuries are caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, injured victims can seek compensation for their injuries, damages, and losses.

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are typically a result of someone else's negligence. They are completely unpredictable in the way that there is no single nature of these accidents; they can happen anywhere, at any time, and in any number of circumstances. Car accidents, defective products, dog attacks, and slip and falls are just a few examples of circumstances that can result in catastrophic injuries. There's a huge variety of specific catastrophic injuries that might be sustained as a result of these incidences, but a few of the most common are:

Many of these injuries are permanent. While some of the symptoms can be treated with physical therapy or rehabilitation, victims of these injuries often need assistance, round-the-clock care, and supervision.

Proving Your Seattle Catastrophic Accident Claim

Unless you have a deep familiarity with Washington personal injury law, you should not represent yourself. The claims process is a lengthy one and can be incredibly complex. Get in touch with an experienced Washington catastrophic accident attorney here at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. and if the initial review shows a strong case, we'll conduct a thorough investigation right away.

In order to prove a Seattle catastrophic accident claim, documentation is crucial. You will need:

  • Accident reports
  • Police reports and records
  • Witness statements
  • Documentation of damages (copies of medical bills, quotes for property or car repairs, etc.)
  • Doctor and medical reports

Once these are collected, your personal injury lawyer will work with you to speak to insurance companies on your behalf, investigate the site of the accident, and further examine and analyze your case. Combined, all of these tactics and documentation will help prove who caused your injuries, how severely you were injured, and what compensation you are entitled to receive.

Compensation for Victims of Catastrophic Injuries in Washington

Besides the physical and mental pain commonly associated with serious injuries, victims of catastrophic injuries often struggle with financial problems. This is why victims of catastrophic injuries and their families need to explore their legal options. Depending on the cause of the accident, it may be possible to pursue financial compensation from at-fault parties for damages and losses.

If you've suffered a serious injury, you may be able to seek compensation for:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Changes to your home to accommodate your physical disabilities, such as installing wheelchair ramps
  • Required physical and occupational rehabilitation
  • Lost current and future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of life's enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Damages due to emotional stress

The most important thing to do after a catastrophic accident is to focus on your physical and mental health and well-being, and legal and financial issues will only get in the way of that. With the help of a reliable Seattle injury attorney, you can receive the support you need to stay secure during your recovery. Call us, the compassionate and experienced Seattle personal injury lawyers at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. today. You can call us at (888) 228-3860 toll-free. You can fill out our online form, or speak to a live representative immediately. We're waiting to hear from you, so we can try and help you through this.

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Our Case Results

Degloving Injury$2,400,000
Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.
Wrongful Death$1,925,000
Wrongful Death
from head-on van accident.
Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
Wrongful Death
from highway design defect.
Car Accident$595,000
Car Accident
injuries to 47-year-old woman.
Wrongful Death$460,695
Wrongful Death
oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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