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Catastrophic Injuries

Committed Virginia Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Pursue Justice for Clients

Hampton Roads law firm aids individuals who suffer serious harm due to another party’s negligence

Catastrophic injuries can inflict tremendous physical, emotional and financial harm to victims. People who suffer such injuries may require ongoing medical treatment, long-term nursing care and assistance with the basic tasks of daily life. When you’ve been seriously hurt due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to get compensation for medical bills and other effects stemming from the incident. Since 1986, Hunter Law Firm has aided people who have been catastrophically injured in vehicle accidents and other types of incidents. Our committed attorneys represent clients throughout the Hampton Roads region from our offices in Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester, Williamsburg and Chesapeake.

Types of catastrophic injuries

Catastrophic injuries are the most severe of all injuries. They can result in physical and mental disabilities and may be life-threatening. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries from blows to the head or objects penetrating the skull
  • Spinal cord injuries from trauma to vertebrae, discs and nerves in the spine
  • Birth injuries, including neurological damage from oxygen deprivation and paralysis from forceps use that damages the spinal cord
  • Amputations of limbs severely crushed or burned in accidents
  • Disfiguring facial injuries and loss of eyesight or hearing from head trauma, electrical shocks, explosions and other incidents

No matter what type of catastrophic injury you or your family member has sustained, our personal injury attorneys can help you understand your legal options if another party was liable for the incident.

Common causes of catastrophic injuries

Catastrophic injuries happen in a variety of ways and in various settings. Some of the most common causes of these injuries include:

  • Cars accidents and other motor vehicle crashes, including collisions caused by distracted, drunk or reckless drivers
  • Workplace accident such as falls, being caught in between equipment and electrocutions
  • Malpractice by doctors and other hospital personnel during childbirth, surgeries and other medical procedures
  • Slip and falls on hard surfaces or stairs, in parking lots and elsewhere
  • Consumer products that malfunction and cause injuries due to defective design or manufacturing

When you have been seriously injured due to negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. Our Hampton Roads attorneys can counsel you about damages in your case and file the claim for you.

The financial cost of catastrophic injuries

The financial cost of catastrophic injuries can be astronomical. As just one example, traumatic brain injuries cost the United States economy over $76 billion annually in medical expenses and other costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On an individual level, people who suffer catastrophic injuries may require multiple surgeries, extensive rehabilitation, 24-hour in-home or nursing home care, expensive prescription drugs and wheelchairs and other equipment. Victims might lose wages and their earning capacity for the future. Costs may rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Once we learn the details of your case, we can advise you about an appropriate demand amount.

Contact our Virginia law firm when you have sustained a catastrophic injury

At Hunter Law Firm in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, our experienced attorneys advocate for people who have sustained catastrophic injuries in car accidents, in hospital settings, at work and in other ways. To schedule a consultation, call our firm at 757-825-0400 or contact us online.

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Newport News
12610 Patrick Henry Drive
Suite B
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: 757-LAW-FIRM
Fax: 757-825-9389

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910 West Mercury Boulevard,
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Hampton, Virginia 23666
Phone: 757-825-0400
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6834 Coleman’s Crossing Avenue
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Hayes, Virginia 23072
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Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
Phone: 757-393-1110
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Williamsburg, VA 23185
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