Long hospital stays, with their attendant astronomical medical bills, maybe the first big challenge. That could lead to an extended absence from work or school, physical adjustments, and even years-long physical therapy. For some people, getting back to ‘normal’ after a catastrophic injury may be years away, if at all.
That is why, in the aftermath of a catastrophic injury, it makes sense to seek legal counsel. If you are not at fault in an accident and have suffered a catastrophic injury as a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our catastrophic injury lawyers in St. Louis can help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. Call the team at Schultz & Myers, LLC today: 314-444-4444.
Types of Accidents That May Cause a Catastrophic Injury
Accidents happen every day to people. But there are larger injuries that can produce devastating consequences to a person’s emotional, physical and financial well-being. These injuries are called catastrophic injuries. Definitions of catastrophic injuries differ, but the injuries usually involve at least some of the following attributes:
- Severe or permanent damage to a person’s ability to function
- The devastating impact on a person’s bodily systems (heart, liver, breathing, etc.)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries, amputations, paralysis
- Broken bones, internal organ damage
- Body punctures, skin cuts
If you have any of these types of injuries caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Our catastrophic injury lawyers in St. Louis want to help you recover it. Call us today for help: 314-444-4444.
Time Limits on Filing Catastrophic Injury Claims
One of the considerations for a person who has suffered a catastrophic injury is the time frame to file a claim for damages. Time limits to file a claim vary from state to state.
Each state has a different statute of time limitations to file a claim following a catastrophic accident. According to the Missouri Revisor of Statutes, Missouri has a five-year time limit for people to file personal injury claims (including catastrophic injury cases).
The Other Party Should Cover Your Damages
If another party caused your injuries, they—not you—should be responsible for your damages. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, miscellaneous expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Loss of Income and Lost Earning Capacity Are Common in Catastrophic Injury Cases
If you have been involved in a life-altering situation from a car crash, a construction accident, or something similar, your ability to earn an income might be devastated. This loss of income is an area in which you may be able to seek compensation. It refers to the salary, wages, and benefits you have lost because of your injury. In the majority of cases, people who have lost income in a catastrophic injury accident, through no fault of their own, should be able to recover those lost wages.
Another area to seek damages in a catastrophic injury is “lost earning capacity”. That is any future income you may have earned if you had not sustained the catastrophic injury.
Steps to Take to Understand Your Legal Options
When you suffer a catastrophic incident that was not your fault, you should explore your legal options. If you are in serious danger of losing your job and income as a result of the injury, then it is important to move ahead on next steps to heal your body and mind, find a way to recover losses, and seek a path to receive possible compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Schultz & Myers, LLC is the St. Louis, Missouri law firm to contact if you are in this situation. We put our clients first. We will give you a free consultation when you contact us following a catastrophic injury. We mean that. Your initial consultation is on us. You will not receive an invoice for the initial consultation.
Once you decide to work with us, our team of catastrophic injury lawyers in St. Louis will start to go to work for you. We will look at the evidence, witnesses, the situation of the incident and more. We will assign several professionals to your case, including an attorney, case manager, paralegal, and others as required. Your case manager will be your primary point-of-contact and will keep you updated on your case as it progresses.
The Difference We Provide for Clients
We care for our clients. You can see this in their client review videos. Clients speak of the attention and care they received from our team. That is part of our difference from other catastrophic injury lawyers in St. Louis. While you are healing from your injuries, we are moving professionally behind the scenes to present your case in ways that make sense for the jurors.
Our Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Are Here for You
Stephen Schultz & Josh Myers are the founders of Schultz & Myers, LLC. We handle clients in Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas. If you have multiple injuries from an accident, then it is important for you to seek representation from a St. Louis personal injury lawyer.
Call us today to discuss your situation. We will listen, review and try to understand the options for you to pursue legal options. The consultation is free: 314-444-4444.