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Lakewood Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Safety advances in vehicles have saved millions of lives, but innovation and sophisticated technology also create new potential for failures that cause auto accidents and worsen their outcomes.

After a serious car, trucking or motorcycle accident, the cause may be disputed or challenging to determine. Injuries or a fatality may be related to the performance of the vehicle and its components, creating liability for the manufacturer. To get a proven attorney involved in investigating your case and evaluating the best way to get the compensation you need, call our Lakewood personal injury attorney James L. Finegan’s office at (303) 980-5511.

Why Choose Us?

It is essential to work with a lawyer who will evaluate whether your vehicle or another one involved in the crash failed in some way — whether due to a design defect or the negligence of an auto service or repair company.

Attorney James L. Finegan has extensive insight into:

  • SUV and van rollover accidents caused by overall vehicle design shortcomings, tire defects and other factors
  • Failures of safety components such as defective seat belts, door latches and air bags
  • Child car seat defects that can allow ejection or otherwise expose children to catastrophic injuries in an auto wreck
  • Defective brakes, gas pedals and other components that can eliminate driver control of a vehicle
  • Improper tire mounting or other shoddy repairs that cause serious accidents

You can depend on Attorney James L. Finegan to call on quality experts, follow up on evidence and indicators that an auto defect may be involved, and build a compelling case on your behalf, regardless of the size and resources of the auto manufacturer or another liable party involved.

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What Injuries Are Considered Catastrophic?

Catastrophic injuries permanently change the life of the victim. They can result in the loss of an important bodily function, for example, or long-term physical disability. Catastrophic injuries can have massive implications for a victim on multiple levels. One concern is paying for ongoing medical treatments, rehabilitation and therapies. Catastrophic injuries often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in lifetime medical care. 

Another issue is the mental and emotional consequences that can come with life-changing injuries. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a catastrophic injury, the various changes to your life are why it is important to hire a lawyer to fight for justice on your behalf. Examples of catastrophic injuries that can be involved in accidents include:

At James L. Finegan, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have represented thousands of injured victims over the years, including many with catastrophic injuries. Our attorneys know what these cases need to succeed, such as qualified medical experts and aggressive settlement negotiation tactics. We have what it takes to get you the results that you deserve. We can also help if your family lost a loved one to a fatal injury in a traumatic accident.

How Can Catastrophic Injuries Impact a Victim’s Life?

The right attorney will understand how your catastrophic injuries will impact your life, from the related expenses to the day-to-day lifestyle changes that accompany a long-term injury. Getting to know you will allow your lawyer to fight for the financial compensation that you deserve.  While an insurance company may underestimate the impact of your injuries on your life and try to devalue your claim, your lawyer will help you collect as much compensation as possible. A lawyer can demonstrate how a catastrophic injury will affect you to an insurance company or the courts, including: 

  • Loss of work
  • Lost capacity to earn in the future
  • Loss of consortium
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Strained relationships with others
  • Expensive (and ongoing) medical bills
  • Physical, occupational or speech therapies
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

Catastrophic injuries are devastating for a victim in more ways than one. It is possible, however, to rebuild your life in many ways – especially with help from top doctors and specialists in Lakewood. Our attorneys can connect you to the help that you need to pick up the pieces and move forward after a life-altering accident. We care about our clients and will be there for you during this difficult time.

What Compensation Can Be Recovered for Catastrophic Injuries in Colorado?

Seeking justice for catastrophic injuries requires demanding fair and full financial compensation for all of your losses from the at-fault party or parties. The value of your case will depend on the circumstances, but injury severity is counted among the determining factors when settlements are calculated. In general, injuries that are serious to catastrophic are worth more in financial compensation than minor injuries, to pay for a lifetime of costs and losses. 

In Colorado, the financial damages available are organized into three different categories:

  • Economic. Economic damages cover all of the financial losses connected to the accident. These can include medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, specialists, treatments, surgeries, counseling, medications, medical devices, property repairs, lost wages, and other financial effects. 
  • Noneconomic. These damages pay for the intangible losses connected to catastrophic injuries, such as mental and emotional harm, psychological damage, permanent disability, lost enjoyment of life, loss of consortium., and grief.
  • Punitive. Some catastrophic injury cases involve punitive or exemplary damages, which are awarded to punish a defendant for gross negligence or malicious intent to harm a victim. These damages are not awarded often, however.

You can trust your lawyer in Lakewood to fight for maximum compensation for all of your past and future damages connected to catastrophic injuries. While no dollar amount is enough to make up for an injury that has significantly or permanently impacted your life, a lawyer can negotiate for the best possible case results on your behalf. Obtaining just compensation can allow your family to pay for necessary care and move forward with less financial stress.

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Contact Us

If you have been involved in a rollover accident or any other type of crash you suspect may be related to vehicle design or performance, please get in touch with Attorney James L. Finegan today. He will take your case seriously, and he always treats his clients with compassion while working tenaciously to find the best path to recovery.

The Lakewood catastrophic injury lawyers at our firm assist injured clients in metro Denver and throughout Jefferson County from its office in Lakewood.