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Washington Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Washington Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Experienced Washington Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Fighting to Protect the Rights of Accident Victims with Serious Injuries In King County, Lewis County, Pierce County, Thurston County, and Throughout WA 

Unlike other types of injuries, catastrophic injuries often result in permanent impairment and can drastically alter your life or that of your loved one. Not only do these injuries often result in severe or chronic pain but also may cause permanent disfigurement as well as long-term psychological trauma. Catastrophic injuries may prevent you from returning to work or from earning money in the long term. Your relationships with your loved ones may suffer a great deal as a result of a catastrophic injury. With so much at stake, it’s important that you have the support, guidance, and representation of an experienced and knowledgeable Washington catastrophic injury lawyer. 

The team at Smith Duran Law is experienced in handling a wide range of personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries. We understand how serious and far-reaching the consequences of a catastrophic injury are. We’ve seen the impact that catastrophic injuries can have on the victim as well as their loved ones. We are committed to fighting on behalf of accident victims to recover the compensation that is rightly theirs. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and suffered catastrophic injuries, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our legal team will help you better understand your rights and how to pursue financial compensation for your case. We’ll work to maximize your compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. 

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries that a Washington Catastrophic Injury Lawyer from Smith Duran Law Deals with 

Catastrophic injuries are defined as those injuries that have permanent or long-term consequences. These injuries may affect the victim’s ability to live and work normally. It is impossible to fully recover from these injuries. Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include: 

  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Neck damage 
  • Internal damage 
  • Broken bones 
  • Burns 
  • Disfigurement 
  • Amputation 
  • Paralysis 
  • Loss of eyesight
  • Loss of hearing 

Our attorneys have successfully represented accident victims that have suffered a wide variety of catastrophic injuries. Because these cases are addressed prior to their long-term effects being seen, our legal team anticipates the long-term impact of our client’s injuries with the help of medical experts. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients get the best outcome in their cases. We fight to ensure that victims are compensated for the long term effects of catastrophic injuries such as: 

  • Permanent loss of function – this includes paralysis, loss of sight, loss of hearing, and loss of certain motor skills. 
  • Permanent disfigurement or scarring 
  • The need for lifelong care – includes care provided in the home or in an institution. It may include hiring a caregiver to assist with day-to-day tasks. 
  • A decline in emotional or mental health 
  • Inability to maintain or find gainful employment 

You can rely on our team to fight for just compensation. 

Contact Smith Duran Law to Consult with an Experienced Washington Catastrophic Injury Lawyer from Our Law Firm 

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of an accident caused by another party, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, at Smith Duran Law. Schedule an appointment with us to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Washington catastrophic injury lawyer. Our free, no-obligation consultation is a great opportunity to learn more about your rights and options. You can also learn how our firm can assist you in the claims process. Our legal team will fight to recover maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. 

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Catastrophic Injuries in Washington

Do I need an attorney for a catastrophic injury?

Catastrophic injuries and their effects are often more obvious than less severe injuries. However, this doesn’t mean that you will automatically get huge compensation for your injuries. You may even be denied compensation if you’re not careful. 

Cases involving catastrophic injuries are often more complex than cases involving less severe injuries. this is because these cases attract larger compensation than other cases. At-fault parties and their insurance providers will more than likely be resistant to paying compensation in these cases. They may do all they can to avoid suffering significant financial losses. 

Having an attorney will help to ensure that you do not settle for less than what your case is worth. An experienced Washington catastrophic injury attorney from Smith Duran will fight to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. We will work to ensure that you recover the compensation that is rightly yours.

How can I help my attorney in recovering compensation for my catastrophic injury?

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you can help your attorney build a strong case on your behalf in the following ways: 

1. Keep all receipts of expenses related to the injury. These may include receipts for the purchase of medical equipment, medical treatment, physiotherapy sessions, transport to doctor’s appointments, long-term care services, and much more. 

2. Keep a record of daily activities and how the injury is affecting your life or the life of your loved one. For example, if your loved one is having trouble eating or sleeping, record this as evidence of the effect of the injuries. 

3. Be open and honest with your attorney. Your attorney will only be able to assist you if they know everything. You should therefore strive to be open and honest about your accident, the circumstances surrounding your accident as well as the consequences thereafter.

4. Follow the instructions your attorney gives you. It will only serve to harm your case if you fail to follow your attorney’s instructions. For example, if your attorney has instructed you not to speak with the insurance company, be sure to follow this instruction. You may say something to the insurance company’s representative that may damage your case. You can avoid all this by simply following your attorney’s instructions.

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    The Department of Labor and Industries manages claims for injuries at work. You are entitled to money for lost wages, medical treatment, vocational retraining, loss of body function, and in some cases a pension

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