What is a Catastrophic Injury?
When a person suffers an injury that severely and permanently affects their ability to function, it is considered a “catastrophic” injury. Catastrophic injuries are categorized differently from other personal injury cases because they require lifelong medical care, limit an individual’s ability to make a living, and require massive resources in order to accommodate them. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P., our attorneys are deeply familiar with catastrophic injury cases, and our Reno personal injury lawyers know how to represent them in order to secure maximum compensation under the law.
We handle all types of serious injury case, including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burn injuries
- Harm to internal organs
- Amputated limbs or appendages
- Exposure to toxic chemicals, gases, etc.
- Loss of major sensory ability, such as sight, hearing, smell, etc.
- Clustered bone fractures (or multiple fractures)
These sorts of injuries often occur in cases of drunk driving, accidents involving trucks or other large vehicles, instances of medical malpractice and pharmaceutical error, and so on. In such cases, victims suffer considerable personal harm and may be entitled to compensation for damages. Victims often accrue large medical bills and are kept from working for lengthy periods of time after such injuries, resulting in lost wages and massive medical bills to pay for surgeries, medication, and therapy. As such, the courts can order the responsible parties to foot the bill, including payment for counseling and therapy to help victims cope with the emotional effects of such injuries.
Unyielding Representation for the Seriously Injured
Catastrophic injuries are usually injuries to the spinal cord, back, or brain, as these areas are vulnerable to permanent damage. Injuries in these areas often result in paralysis or inhibited neurological or cognitive function. Representing victims of these injuries requires a great deal of experience, as it requires a thorough understanding of the effects of these injuries both in the present and years into the future.
Our Reno personal injury lawyers have more than 100 years of collective experience handling hundreds of cases. By limiting our caseload, we are able to commit vast resources to every case. For you, this means we invest in medical specialists, accident reconstructionists, economists, financial advisors, and other experts in order to accurately present your lifelong needs to the jury.
Choose Our Award-Winning Reno Law Firm
Since 1998, our firm has represented clients in a wide variety of injury cases, many of them complex and severe. We seek out difficult cases, including severe car accidents, truck accidents, and workplace accidents, as these are often where our attention, resources, and insight can have the most impact. Though we are a deliberately lean firm, we provide representation on par with any large firm because we limit our caseload to offer a high level of focus to each client.
As a result of our work, we have achieved the following:
- Recognition from the National Trial Lawyers
- AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
- Millions of dollars recovered in verdicts and settlements
- Reputation for incredible trial preparation and skill
Client Success Stories
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