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Catastrophic Injury

Montana and Oregon Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Personal injury law allows an accident victim to file a civil lawsuit to recover damages. After an accident, Montana and Oregon law gives accident victims a chance to recover losses by filing a personal injury claim with the party or parties responsible for the accident. This claim aims to get the liable party to financially compensate the injured person; the idea is to restore the injured to as whole a condition as possible.

Sometimes an injury is so severe that it results in permanent disability and impairment. These are typically referred to as “catastrophic” injuries because you may never fully recover or rebuild your life to its pre-injury state. Injuries of this magnitude require a law firm that understands their long-term implications for you and your family. Retaining the services of our Montana and Oregon catastrophic injury attorneys at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. ensures that you will have the best chance of recovering the money you need to handle future surgeries, complications, and disabilities.

Contact Bliven Law Firm, P.C. at (406) 625-0100 to schedule a free consultation.

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries are life-threatening and life-changing injuries from which you may never fully recover. If you can no longer work in the same capacity as you used to, cannot work at all, must work with pain, are unable to engage in normal life activities, or are unable to enjoy recreational activities, you have likely suffered a catastrophic injury. 

Individuals who have sustained these injuries often need lifelong medical care, specialized medical equipment, medications, ongoing rehabilitative treatment, renovations to their homes and vehicles to accommodate their disability, or personal assistance to accomplish daily tasks. In these cases, you are entitled to additional settlement money from the at-fault party or insurance company to finance these permanent needs. 

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

What are Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries can occur in any number of circumstances, whether you are at work, driving around town, or at home. The most common causes of catastrophic injuries in Montana:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: The force of impact sustained in a car or truck accident can easily cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal damage, broken bones, and crush injuries.
  • Falls: Whether you slipped on an icy sidewalk, or fell at a construction site, falls often result in broken bones and injuries to the head.
  • Sports injuries: Contact sports such as football and hockey cause a number of traumatic brain injuries every year, despite the heavy amount of protective gear.
  • Explosions: Montana is well known for its oil and gas production. Unfortunately, these drill sites can be very dangerous. Explosions can cause severe burns, brain injuries, and more.

If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, contact Bliven Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible. Our skilled catastrophic injury attorneys can evaluate your case during a free consultation and help you determine your next course of action.

What Compensation Can Be Recovered for a Catastrophic Injury?

We know that no two accidents are ever the same. Permanent injuries affect everyone differently and the damages you suffer are unique to you. That is why we work with your medical team and other experts to determine how your injuries will adversely affect your entire life. We use this knowledge to seek the maximum compensation that will accommodate all of your needs. 

Catastrophic injury compensation can include damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Long-term medical care
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of future earnings
  • PTSD
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Anxiety and depression

Sometimes injuries are so severe, that they can be fatal. When this occurs, grieving families may not know where they can turn for help. Fortunately, Montana and Oregon law allows family members to file a wrongful death claim to collect compensation for their losses and the pain and suffering their loved ones endured before their death.

How Our Team Can Help

Getting help from the experienced and qualified permanent injury lawyers at our office can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. We have the experience to evaluate the full settlement amount of money you should receive. Our firm has been remarkably successful in recovering permanent injury awards or, in the legal term for Montana, Course of Life awards in catastrophic injury claims. We also pursue loss of consortium claims for the loss of intimacy that may result from a catastrophic injury. Talk to one of our Montana and Oregon permanent injury attorneys for assistance with your case.

Book a free consultation with a Montana and Oregon catastrophic injuries attorney by contacting Bliven Law Firm, P.C. via our website request form or calling (406) 625-0100.