At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote in Oklahoma City, our skilled legal team could provide the experienced legal representation you need to navigate your case and maximize compensation. Without proper legal counsel, you may be in danger of having your insurance claim denied or settled for less than it is worth. Contact our law office today to schedule a consultation with the firm to get started on your case.

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What are catastrophic injuries?

Many types of injuries are considered catastrophic. These injuries are so severe that the victim may face the future with disabilities or require many months or years to recover to a reasonable state of health. If they were caused by another person's negligence, intentional misconduct, or other wrongdoing, you may have grounds for a claim. One of our personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma City could help improve your chances of obtaining compensation that could help you cope with the consequences of these devastating injuries. At Law Offices of Stipe & Belote, we frequently handle serious injury claims that are related to all types of accidents, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents 
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Dangerous drugs or defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse

Types of catastrophic injuries in OKC

Catastrophic injuries are a type of injury that results in serious physical damage to the body. In most cases, survivors must deal with permanent consequences, and a full recovery is impossible. These are some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries:

  • Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis
  • Amputation injuries
  • Severe, disfiguring burns
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of sight
  • Severe organ damage
  • Brain injuries
  • Facial injuries resulting in deformity
  • Neurological damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Mesothelioma and other severe occupational illnesses

If you suffered a permanent or long-lasting injury that substantially impacts your quality of life, it could be classified as a catastrophic injury. Due to their permanent and severe nature, these injuries often result in higher settlements or verdicts since compensation would factor in the lifelong care and assistance these injuries often require.

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Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

Although compensation for catastrophic injuries essentially covers the same damages provided for in other personal injury claims, the stakes are higher due to the nature of these injuries.

For example, medical expenses in a catastrophic injury case could be substantial since a victim, in this case, would have lifelong costs that could exceed a million dollars.

Compensation could also include the following:

  • Lost wages, including foreseeable lost future income, if you were disabled as a result of the injuries.
  • The immense pain and suffering caused by catastrophic injuries, including psychological trauma and lost quality of life.
  • Out-of-pocket costs, including legal expenses, medical care, surgeries, rehabilitation, and other hard costs.

Reach Out to Our Law Office in Oklahoma City to Get Started on Your Catastrophic Injury Case

At the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote in Oklahoma City, we could provide the legal representation you need to improve your chances of recovering financial damages that could cover the full extent of the injuries and losses you experienced in a serious accident. We welcome you to contact our offices at your earliest convenience to learn how we could help you during a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us today to take the first step toward holding the at-fault party liable for your suffering.

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