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Las Vegas Catastrophic Injury Attorney

It is terrible to sustain any type of injury in an accident as a result of an act of negligence. However, some injuries are more devastating than others. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries through the negligence of another party, contact The Janda Law Firm in Las Vegas today. Our experienced catastrophic injury lawyer will give you the dedicated legal representation you need.

Why Choose Our Firm

  • We prepare all our cases as though they were going to trial, with thorough, well-researched legal strategies, comprehensive in their intent to secure the maximum compensation available.
  • Our medical experience enables us to determine the exact costs associated with your injury and assess the full extent of your damages.
  • We are well aware of defense strategies and how to counter them in court or settlement negotiations.

What Is Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a personal injury of catastrophic proportions, with long-term consequences for the victim. “Catastrophic” can be defined as causing or involving sudden, great damage or suffering. Catastrophic injuries lead to permanent pain, disfigurement, or disability, or deprive victims of one of their senses. These injuries are severe enough to leave the victim permanently damaged, with an impact on short and long-term functional capabilities.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Types of injuries that may be classified as catastrophic include:

  • Spinal cord injury and paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Severe traumatic brain injury
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Internal injuries, including ruptured spleen, kidneys, liver, or bowels
  • Traumatic orthopedic injuries (fractures and dislocations that require multiple surgeries to correct)
  • Injuries causing blindness or deafness

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injury

There are many causes of catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common include:

What Are the Damages in a Claim for Catastrophic Injuries?

Each case is unique, and damages in your claim will depend on your particular losses. Common damages in catastrophic injury claims include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Short or long-term care
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Lost wages or earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Who Is Liable?

Under Nevada state law, all negligent parties may be held liable for damages relating to your injury. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Nevada is a comparative negligence state, which means you are entitled to partial compensation, provided another party or parties bear at least 51% of the fault.

Why You Need an Attorney

Catastrophic injury claims are high-stakes cases and proving liability can be complicated. The responsible party’s insurer will have a team of defense lawyers to fight your claim. They are likely to offer a settlement that falls far short of the compensation you need to move forward. Our attorney has the knowledge and resources to protect your interests and fight effectively for the compensation you deserve.

Connect with The Janda Law Firm

If you or your family member has suffered catastrophic injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, you will need to pursue the maximum compensation available under the law to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, and other damages. Contact The Janda Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule a consultation with our Las Vegas catastrophic injury lawyer. We handle all our cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us no fees until we recover compensation for you.