Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Some accidents have life-changing consequences. They cause injuries that permanently change the way a person moves, thinks or behaves. The injuries may ultimately prevent a person from being able to work and enjoy life as he or she did before. Family members can also feel the impact of the injury.

At Kendall Law Firm, we help people to overcome the challenges that these injuries bring into their lives. We know that we cannot undo the harm that a catastrophic injury victim has suffered. However, we can help the victim to seek compensation that will help to lift the burdens they are facing.

Kendall Law Firm has provided quality legal services with a distinctly personal touch to clients in Charlottesville and surrounding communities in Virginia. If you or a family member has suffered catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys today and let us provide a free review of your case.

Our Experience with Catastrophic Injury Victims

Kendall Law Firm represented a young boy from Harrisonburg and his family in a case that resulted in a $2,375,000 settlement. The child suffered a closed head injury while riding on a school bus that was struck by a bob-tailing truck.  We worked with a life-care planner and an economist, who provided insight on the child’s medical needs and future loss of earnings. The case settled on the second day of trial.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

In some accidents, victims suffer only minor cuts or bruises. Catastrophic injuries are different. They involve severe physical harm and, in most cases, emotional harm as well. These injuries often lead to long-term or permanent disability. They can exact a devastating financial toll on victims and their families as well. They often require extensive and costly medical treatment and lead to a loss of income.

Some of the common catastrophic injuries that we encounter at Kendall Law Firm include:

  • Head and brain injury – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause a person to suffer permanent cognitive and motor deficits as well as behavioral changes.
  • Spinal cord injury – In the most severe cases, victims experience partial or total loss of feeling and control in their limbs (paraplegia or quadriplegia).
  • Severe burns – Depending on the degree of the burn, a victim can sustain permanent damage to skin, muscle, bones and nerves. Severe burns can also lead to life-threatening infections.
  • Amputation – A person can lose a limb in an accident or require surgical amputation due to complications that arise from an injury.
  • Loss of eyesight and hearing – Blindness can result from objects or substances getting into a person’s eyes during an accident or from blunt force trauma to the head. Many people experience hearing loss or a “ringing in the ears” due to head trauma or exposure to a loud noise.
  • Fractures – Some fractures take a long time to heal or lead to lifelong pain and complications. Hip and pelvis fractures can be especially devastating.

Attorney David B. Kendall and our legal team understand that many people in Virginia who experience catastrophic injuries also struggle with psychological harm such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We work hard to seek compensation that addresses the full extent of harm that a person has suffered.

What Are Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?

Unfortunately, many catastrophic injuries are completely preventable. They result from the careless and reckless actions of others. The personal injury attorneys of Kendall Law Firm assist people who have suffered catastrophic injury due to:

  • Motor vehicle accidents – Any type of motor vehicle accident can cause severe, debilitating injuries. However, the risk of catastrophic injuries increases when motorcyclists, pedestrians, bicyclists or large commercial trucks are involved in the crash.
  • Falls – Slip and falls often occur due to property owners’ failure to keep their premises safe for visitors. Falls in nursing homes are a special concern. Elderly victims can suffer potentially deadly hip fractures.
  • Workplace accidents – Construction workers can suffer catastrophic injuries if they fall while working from roofs, ladders or scaffolding.
  • Medical malpractice – Patients can face permanent harm when doctors, nurses and other medical professionals fail to provide treatment that meets a recognized standard of care.

If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another person, business or government agency, Kendall Law Firm will work closely with you to hold that party accountable for your losses.

How Can Our Law Firm Help with Your Catastrophic Injury Claim?

Kendall Law Firm will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of what happened to you. We will work hard to determine why your catastrophic injury occurred and who should be held responsible.

We also will review your medical records and consult with experts who can help us to understand the medical issues in your case. We will get a true understanding of:

  • The nature and extent of your catastrophic injury
  • The medical treatment you will need as you move forward
  • How your injury will impact your ability to work and enjoy life.

We often work with life-care planners and economists. These experts can help us to assess a catastrophic injury victim’s medical needs and diminished earning capacity, which plays a major role in determining the amount we seek on a victim’s behalf.

We will aggressively seek a settlement from the party (or parties) that caused the catastrophic injury in your case. Although we often resolve cases through settlements, Kendall Law Firm will be ready to present a well-prepared case in court if your case goes to trial.

We will handle your catastrophic injury case on a contingency basis. So, you will pay no fees unless we secure a settlement or verdict for you.

Contact a Charlottesville Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today

Attorney David B. Kendall offers more than 30 years of experience with helping catastrophic injury victims and their families in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Winchester, Staunton, Woodstock and communities throughout Virginia. He will deal with the insurance company and pursue full and fair compensation for you, which will allow you to focus on your health and your recovery. Contact us today and learn more in a free consultation.

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Kendall Law Firm

259 Hydraulic Ridge Road Suite 103
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 296-2378
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Harrisonburg Office

52 E Market St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 208-0909
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Winchester Office

21 S Loudoun St
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 431-3351
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Staunton Office

9 S. Augusta Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: (866) 582-0772

Woodstock Office

753 S. Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
Phone: (866) 582-0772