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Catastrophic Injuries in Peoria, IL
Our Peoria Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Is Here to Help
All accidents and injuries can disrupt your life and have negative effects, but with some injuries, these effects and disruptions last your entire life. When this is the case, you may be suffering from a catastrophic injury. The bad news is there is nothing we can do to change what happened to you. The good news is we can help you take legal action, access valuable resources, and secure your future.
While life will not be the same, filing a personal injury lawsuit with Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law can help you adapt to your new reality and live a meaningful life despite your injury.
To learn more about what we can do for you, please call us at (309) 271-1118 today.
What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?
Per Title 34 §10284 of United States Code, a catastrophic injury is:
“an injury, the direct and proximate consequences of which permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.”
Simply put, a catastrophic injury prevents you from working and/or living your life as you would have before your accident. In a successful case, the court and/or the defendant recognize your loss and suffering, as well as the cost of the care and rehabilitation you will need going forward. Catastrophic injury lawsuits are meant to compensate you for your medical bills, missed wages, and emotional damages.
Our Peoria catastrophic injury attorney can help you pursue the compensation you are entitled to.
Common Catastrophic Injuries
The most common catastrophic injuries are traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can cause permanent cognitive, sensory, communicative, and behavioral disabilities; and spinal cord injuries often lead to paralysis and loss of sensation, among other complications.
Other common catastrophic injuries include:
- Hip fractures (half of elderly adults cannot live independently after a hip fracture)
- Serious burns
- Injuries to the feet
- Blindness and eye injuries
- Facial injuries
- Organ damage
- Damage to the skeletal system
- Serious illnesses (like cancer)
The injuries above become grounds for a catastrophic injury lawsuit when they are caused by someone else’s negligence. For example, if a defective medication gives you cancer or a car accident causes your spinal cord injury, you have the right to take legal action.
Get the justice you deserve with Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Any accident can lead to a catastrophic injury. Most often, people come to us after car accidents, but some of the most common catastrophic injury cases we see at our firm are related to:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Product liability claims
If any of the situations above seem familiar to you, we encourage you to come into our Peoria, IL office for a free consultation. For your convenience, we can also come out to your home or even visit you at the hospital to discuss your legal rights.
Why Choose Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law?
When you choose our firm, you get a legal team that is 100% committed to you and your goals. Our dedicated Peoria catastrophic injury attorney has more than 25 years of experience handling cases just like yours. Nevertheless, we understand that each case is different, which is why we treat you with personalized care and attention. We will keep you informed and remain available throughout the entire legal process. Simply put, we are by your side every step of the way.
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