Louisville Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Over $500 Million Recovered for the Injured in Kentucky
A catastrophic injury will affect every aspect of a person’s life. It will also impact the lives of family members and loved ones in a number of ways. With these cases, it is not only about immediate losses but the cost of ongoing or lifelong medical care and support.
Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC is committed to representing the interests of people across Kentucky who have had their lives impacted by catastrophic injuries. We handle catastrophic injury cases across the state involving car accidents, truck accidents, defective and dangerous products, railroad accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
The first step toward fair compensation is a free initial consultation with one of our friendly, knowledgeable professionals. Call (502) 242-8872 to get started.
Why Hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?
With catastrophic injury claims, complete compensation is essential because it gives the victim and their family the chance at a more stable, bright future. Unfortunately, getting complete compensation for your losses may be a battle. The more severe your injury, the more compensation you are owed and the more motivated the negligent party (and their insurance provider) might be to fight your claim. A skilled catastrophic injury attorney can help protect your rights.
Our Louisville catastrophic injury lawyers know how to take on the most formidable opponents and are passionate about securing complete compensation. Our goal is always to pursue a settlement or award that provides for our client for life.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
While the exact definition can vary depending on your state and insurance provider, a catastrophic injury is typically defined as one that has life-altering consequences – and will prevent the injury victim from seeking gainful employment. These injuries usually require surgery at a minimum, and many catastrophic injuries will also lead to lifelong disabilities, loss of basic bodily functions, or paralysis.
The most common types of catastrophic injuries are:
- Severe burns
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Electrocution and electrical injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Closed head trauma
Regardless of the specifics, catastrophic injuries have a far deeper impact than the average injury and will lead to many years of medical treatments and long-term care for the victim.
Catastrophic Injury FAQs
What damages can I seek in a catastrophic injury case?
In a personal injury lawsuit, the victim (referred to as the “plaintiff”) can seek damages after suffering serious financial and emotional losses due to another party’s negligence. These damages take the form of monetary compensation and are intended to “make the plaintiff whole again,” meaning that the level of compensation should reflect the scale of the injury and restore the victim’s quality of life (as much as possible.)
Damages for catastrophic injuries typically cover for losses like:
- Medical expenses, including for hospitalization and ER visits, doctor’s visits, lab and diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, prescriptions, and post-operative treatment
- Medical devices and equipment (walkers, wheelchairs, prosthetics)
- Long-term care and rehabilitative therapy
- Counseling and psychotherapy
- Home remodeling costs for disabilities
- Past and future lost wages
- Occupational re-training
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
How long do I have to file a catastrophic injury claim?
Here in Kentucky, plaintiffs have a very short window to file a catastrophic injury claim: From the date of your accident, you only have 1 full year to file a lawsuit, otherwise your case may be barred from ever appearing before a court. This is also true for claims filed against a government agency.
Serving All of Kentucky for Over 30 Years
Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC has served Kentucky’s injured for over 30 years and has a reputation for handling the most challenging cases. In fact, many attorneys turn to us with particularly complicated claims involving catastrophic injuries because they know we have the skill, experience, and desire to take these cases.
Contact our Louisville offices today at (502) 242-8872 for a free consultation. There are no upfront costs for our representation and no fees unless we win.