Cleveland Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim in Ohio
In the legal world, extremely severe, life-altering injuries are referred to as “catastrophic injuries.” While any injury can change your life, catastrophic injuries have particularly devastating effects. Often, victims and their families suffer immense physical and emotional pain, as well as devastating financial challenges in the wake of a catastrophic injury.
If you or someone you love was catastrophically injured due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, future medical expenses and lost earnings, lost quality of life, pain and suffering, and more. At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we represent severely injured clients and their loved ones in all types of catastrophic injury cases. Throughout our decades in practice, we have successfully secured over a billion dollars for our clients; we have what it takes to fight for you, and we know how to win.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
As previously mentioned, any injury that is very severe and/or has life-altering effects is typically considered a “catastrophic injury.” However, some types of injuries are more often catastrophic than others.
Examples of common catastrophic injuries include:
Certain severe fractures, internal organ damage, and soft tissue damage can also be considered catastrophic injuries. If you sustained any type of injury that has severely impacted your life, including your ability to work or care for yourself, or lost a loved one resulting from a serious injury, reach out to our Cleveland catastrophic injury attorneys as soon as possible to learn how we can help.
Who Can Bring a Catastrophic Injury Claim?
Like other types of personal injury claims, there are certain elements you must prove to have grounds for a catastrophic injury claim. Namely, you must prove that another person or party was negligent or acted unlawfully and that this was the proximate cause of your injuries and damages.
You may have grounds for a claim if you suffered catastrophic injuries due to:
- A motor vehicle accident
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- A workplace accident
- Unsafe property conditions
- A bicycle or pedestrian accident
- A boating or ATV accident
- Police misconduct
- Unsafe drugs or defective products
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, our experienced legal team can help you determine if you are eligible to file a catastrophic injury claim or lawsuit. We are committed to maximizing our clients’ recoveries and will do everything in our power to help you secure the full, fair compensation you are owed.
Catastrophic Injury Claim Deadlines in Cleveland
The typical deadline for catastrophic injury claims is two years from the day of the accident/incident. There are a few exceptions, including cases with minors or those who are mentally incompetent, or involving exposure to hazardous/toxic chemicals, drugs, or medical devices.
Why You Need an Attorney with Experience in Serious Injury Cases
Although catastrophic injury claims may seem no different than standard personal injury cases—and, to be sure, they have many similarities—catastrophic injury cases have numerous unique complexities that often make them more challenging than typical injury claims.
For one thing, catastrophic injury claims tend to be high-value cases. Because of this, insurance companies are likely to fight very hard to dispute, devalue, or deny these claims. It is in their best interests to avoid paying out high-value claims, so they will often resort to a variety of tactics to get victims to accidentally admit fault, downplay their injuries, or make other mistakes that jeopardize their cases.
You need an attorney that knows how to fight back. At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we have successfully tried—and won—numerous catastrophic injury cases over the years. We know how to anticipate the insurance company’s tactics, and we know how to build solid claims and present the evidence to a judge or jury in the most effective light. Throughout the process, we will work directly with you and provide consistent communication so you can remain up to date on the status of your case.
Request a Free Consultation Today
We know that getting back on your feet after a serious injury can be extremely difficult. You may even face new challenges that prevent you from ever returning to your normal, pre-injury life. However, with the right legal team by your side, you can fight to secure the fair compensation you need to handle current financial hardships and go on to live a meaningful life.
We encourage you to reach out to our firm at any time of day or night to discuss the next steps with a member of our team. We offer free initial consultations and do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Get in touch with us today to get started with a complimentary case evaluation: (216) 600-0114.
History of Excellence
Our firm has been helping individuals since 1946 and has secured billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
We go the distance for you and your future fight to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our trial attorneys have tried hundreds of cases and are not afraid to take your case to trial.
We offer one-on-one attention and detailed counsel. To us you are not just another case number.