Today we sit down with attorney Daniel Chaidez to discuss injury cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries. Virtually any kind of accident can result in serious, long-term injuries on victims. These cases require a trained eye to collect all necessary evidence and skillfully advocate for full and fair compensation. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, believe in seeking justice for these life-altering accidents.
Question 1: What would you say constitutes a serious or catastrophic injury?
Daniel: Serious or catastrophic injuries are those injuries that are life-changing, debilitating, and permanent. These are injuries that require a significant amount of medical treatment over a long period of time. Also, these can be injuries that are so severe that no meaningful recovery to pre-injury status can ever be achieved. Wrongful death is the worst of all serious and catastrophic injuries.
Question 2: What types of accidents or incidents would you say typically cause these types of injuries?
Daniel: Serious and catastrophic injuries can happen from many incidents, including medical malpractice, car crash, motorcycle crash, construction site injury, work injury, and premises liability. Medical malpractice can involve surgical errors, childbirth errors, and failure to diagnose serious conditions that lead to catastrophic injury, such as an impending stroke or heart attack.
Question 3: What are some of the most common types of injuries you see?
Daniel: The most common serious and/or catastrophic injury we see is brain injury. Brain injury or brain damage can be incredibly debilitating and can lead to a lifetime of limitations, disability, pain, rehabilitation, and medical expense. Other serious injuries include spinal cord injuries and vertebra injuries that require surgical treatment.
Question 4: Is there any general advice you’d like to give?
Daniel: If you or someone you love sustains a serious or catastrophic injury, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your right to recover. Oftentimes after a serious or catastrophic injury, the patient or their family are unable to even think about talking to an attorney because of the chaos, but it is vitally important to take some time to speak with an attorney who will help answer your questions, calm your fears, and protect your right to financial recovery.