Hawaii Catastrophic Injury Attorney:
Modern medicine has developed adept and often astounding methods of dealing with serious accidents and related injuries. Despite these medical strides, some injuries and disease are still untreatable. These types of injuries are what we call catastrophic injuries.
There are three general criteria to use when defining catastrophic injury; severity, permanency, and extent of financial burden. A catastrophic injury not only is immediately disastrous, but can affect the entire life of an individual. Injuries such as a brain injury, or a debilitating spinal cord injury would fall under this category because the extent and severity is not limited to the present but affects the entire future life of the injured party. These types of accidents, specifically, can cause impairment that precludes future mobility, employability, cognitive awareness and general enjoyment of life.
Because catastrophic injury can be so disastrous to both the injured individual and loved ones, it is important to acknowledge and seek out legal representation to help determine if negligence was involved in causing the catastrophic injury. If the negligence of a third party was involved, the victim of a catastrophic injury has the right to recover monetary compensation for damages. Due to the permanency of catastrophic injury claims, the damages include the effect on future conditions including the cost of future medical treatment, loss of wages due to an inability to work, social cost of disfigurement, loss of family consortium, and diminished enjoyment of life.
Catastrophic injuries are unfortunate and unseemly difficult. No amount of financial compensation can return victims to a pre-accident condition, but it can help. If you or a loved one has been catastrophically injured in Hawaii, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation. To schedule an appointment, please call or text (808) 348-7800 or if you prefer to submit your inquiry via email please complete the "Contact Our Firm" box to the right. We look forward to speaking with you.