Catastrophic injuries have a devastating impact on both victims and their loved ones. These types of injuries tend to require extensive and very costly medical treatment, which can be a serious financial strain on families. Additionally, the physical and emotional toll of a catastrophic injury cannot be overstated.
If you or your loved one suffered a severe, life-altering injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, our firm can help. At The Mellino Law Firm, we have more than 30 years of experience. Our Cleveland catastrophic injury attorneys have the resources, knowledge, and skill to help you fight for your right to fair compensation.
Contact us online or call (440) 276-3535 to learn more about how our legal team can help you. We offer free initial consultations.
What Are “Catastrophic Injuries?”
Generally speaking, catastrophic injuries are those that are so severe in nature, they limit a person’s ability to return to his or her normal, pre-injury life. Often, catastrophic injuries prevent a person from returning to work or obtaining any gainful employment at all.
Examples of common catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Loss of vision/hearing
- Severe burns
This list represents just some of the most common types of catastrophic injury; any injury that limits a person’s ability to live his or her life may be categorized as catastrophic.
Long-Term Effects of Catastrophic Injuries
While all injuries have an effect on the victim, catastrophic injuries are particularly harmful. In fact, the impact of a catastrophic injury can last a lifetime and often affects the victim’s family members and loved ones as well. The lifetime cost of medical treatment for a traumatic brain injury, for example, can range from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. This does not even take into account the physical and emotional impact of such an injury.
In many cases, family members must alter their lives to care for someone who suffers a catastrophic injury. Many spouses, children, parents, and other loved ones must become part- or full-time caregivers, particularly if the victim suffered cognitive disabilities as a result of the injury. The loss of income coupled with the cost of treatment can place an enormous burden on families.
At The Mellino Law Firm, we work to help individuals and families recover compensation for the following:
- Medical bills incurred for immediate emergency treatment
- Ongoing medical costs, including those for physical and cognitive rehabilitation therapy
- Lost income/wages for time taken off work to receive treatment/care for a loved one
- Pain and suffering, including physical pain and emotional distress
- Loss of life quality, disfigurement, inconvenience, and loss of companionship
Our firm focuses on helping victims of very serious injuries. By limiting the number of cases we accept, we are better able to provide each of our clients with the attention and care they deserve.
How The Mellino Law Firm Can Help
If you were severely injured or your loved one suffered catastrophic injuries due to another person, company, or entity’s negligence, reach out to our experienced legal team for a free consultation. We have helped numerous clients recover million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts and, while compensation cannot undo the suffering you have been through, it can assist with the cost of your damages. Our team not only works to help you recover the compensation you are owed, but we also strive to hold negligent parties accountable.
Find out how our firm can help you with your case—call our Cleveland catastrophic injury lawyers at (440) 276-3535 or contact us online for a free consultation.