Any accident that causes a serious physical injury and disability can have catastrophic ramifications and wreak havoc on every aspect of a person’s life. An injury that keeps you out of work and requires ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation requires you to have a “heavy weight” law firm fighting for you.
When a negligent party causes you to suffer an injury that will have a significant long-term impact on your life, you can file a lawsuit against them. In a civil lawsuit, you can seek to recover compensation for all the economic and non-economic losses you suffered due to the accident.
Founding Partner Jon Ostroff has spent over 30 years fighting for clients dealing with life-altering injuries. Managing partner Rich Godshall has spent the past 18 years focusing specifically on multi-million dollar catastrophic injury cases.
In a past case, Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers recovered $5.7 million on behalf of a client who struck the side of a tractor-trailer and suffered complex facial fractures and a brain injury. Jon Ostroff organized our client’s medical team to ensure she was diagnosed and treated properly.
In various other types of PA injury cases that left victims with catastrophic injuries, our experienced personal injury attorneys secured over $21 million for victims of a highway bus crash, over $7 million for victims of a van crash and $10 million for a catastrophically injured victim of a highway truck crash.
What Constitutes a “Catastrophic” Injury?
There is no strict legal definition for a “catastrophic” injury. That said, legal professionals, civil courts, and insurance providers all generally agree that an injury becomes “catastrophic” if it has permanent and debilitating consequences.
Some of the most common types of life-altering injuries include:
- Head and brain trauma
- Spinal cord damage and paralysis
- Severe burns
- Neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Limb amputation
Talk to a seasoned Norristown lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers to discuss your legal options after suffering a catastrophic injury.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident in Norristown
After a severe accident, you may never fully recover from your injuries. Even if you can make a complete physical recovery, the financial, emotional, and social consequences of such an incident will impact you for a lifetime.
As such, it is important that your personal injury claim seeks compensation for all your past and future losses. A severe accident attorney can help you recover for the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost income, including lost work opportunities
- Property damage
- Loss of life’s pleasures
- Cost of accessibility equipment
Deadline for Seeking Compensation
According to the statute of limitations set out by 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §5524, there is a two-year filing period for personal injury claims. If you wish to file a lawsuit, you must properly file your pleading against all parties you wish to hold liable within two years of the accident, or you may lose the opportunity to recover compensation. Your team at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will help you keep track of these types of important deadlines.
Get in Touch with a Norristown Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today
Catastrophic injury claims can be substantially more complex than typical personal injury cases. Consequently, it may be a lot more challenging to get fair compensation. Schedule a free consultation with a Norristown catastrophic injury lawyer today.