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Matters of catastrophic injury and the law
For the expeditious handling and legal representation of catastrophic injury cases it is well advised that victims engage the services of reputable law firms to represent them in court. Such firms should have the requisite knowledge and experience to convincingly present these often complex cases before juries in a manner that will be beyond doubt. Catastrophic injury cases are often protracted matters involving the submission of complicated medical evidence. As such, the designated law firm should have adequate financial and professional resources to successfully see the case through to a desired finish.
Some of the most common catastrophic injury cases that catastrophic injury attorneys represent in courts of law include amputations, loss of hearing or eyesight, burns, paralysis, spinal injuries, and head and brain injuries. The gravity and implications of such injuries on the victims more often than not involve lots of physical and psychological therapy, extensive rehabilitation, and by extension huge medical bills. It is the task of the representing attorney(s) to seek for the most favourable compensation for the victim within the boundaries of the law.
The above sentiments are given credence by the fact that most people who suffer catastrophic injury will never fully recover from the trauma. Many victims have however been undercompensated thanks to pieces of law that cap the so-called ‘non-economic’ damages. Studies in law indeed confirm that catastrophic injury victims rarely get hefty jury verdicts. The onus is therefore on catastrophic injury victims to get law-savvy, if only for their own good.