Skilled Las Vegas Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Seek Maximum Compensation for Clients
Nevada law firm helps severely injured people pursue legal remedies
At O’Reilly Law Group in Las Vegas, we help people obtain compensation after they have been severely harmed due to another party’s negligence or willful act. Our accomplished catastrophic injury attorneys work to achieve maximum financial recoveries for clients with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage and other debilitating injuries sustained in car accidents, falls and other types of incidents. Our law firm represents clients throughout Nevada and is capable of handling the most complex cases involving detailed medical evidence.
What is considered a catastrophic injury?
Generally speaking, catastrophic injuries are those that have long-term and possibly permanent effects. Treatment for these injuries might last for years, or even a lifetime. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s), which an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are one of the most serious types of catastrophic injuries. Other types of catastrophic injuries include:
- Neck and spinal cord damage
- Loss of eyesight or hearing
- Loss of limbs or other disfigurement
- Burns, explosion injuries and electric shock injuries
- Crush injuries causing loss of function
- Compound bone fractures
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury caused by another party, we will advise you on the compensation you can seek for your doctor bills, lost income, rehabilitation expenses and the pain you have endured.
Long-term effects of catastrophic injuries
Catastrophic injuries can affect people for the rest of their lives physically, mentally and financially. In TBI cases, sufferers may experience memory loss, impaired cognitive function and increased risk of seizures and strokes. People with spinal cord damage may be partially or completely paralyzed. The long-term medical costs of surgeries and other procedures to treat catastrophic injuries can be astronomical, potentially reaching into the millions of dollars. Our attorneys understand how to assess current and future costs accurately when litigating catastrophic injury cases.
How catastrophic cases are different from other personal injury actions?
In catastrophic injury cases, the injured person may need permanent help with basic day-to-day tasks such as dressing, eating and bathing, or they may need to live out their lives in a care facility. In addition to medical treatment costs, all of the daily care required by the victim must be taken into account in pursuing compensation. Additionally, because these injuries are so expensive, insurers might be reluctant to settle, and going to court may be necessary to achieve a fair result. Our catastrophic injury attorneys are prepared to go to trial in order to get clients the compensation they need.
Proving negligence in catastrophic injury cases
To prove negligence in catastrophic injury cases, the plaintiff must show:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff
- The defendant breached that duty of care
- The defendant’s breach was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s catastrophic injuries
- The plaintiff suffered harm because of the breach
Litigating a catastrophic injury case can be complicated, and defense lawyers frequently try to shift the blame to the victim in order to reduce or eliminate what they must pay plaintiffs. We understand these tactics and how to conquer them. When our firm handles your case, we will work diligently to prove the defendant’s fault.
Contact an effective Las Vegas catastrophic injury lawyer to schedule a consultation
The attorneys at O’Reilly Law Group, LLC in Las Vegas pursue maximum compensation for victims of catastrophic injuries across Nevada. To schedule a consultation, call our firm at 702-382-2500 or contact us online.