A catastrophic injury is an injury that is serious enough to cause permanent damage, such as a brain injury, spinal cord injury, severe burns, or the amputation of a limb. If you or one of your family members sustained a catastrophic injury anywhere in Utah, you should speak with a serious injury attorney about the possibility of recovering compensation. Though money cannot undo the harm that has already been done, compensation can help alleviate the financial strain caused by medical bills and loss of income. Even more critically, filing a lawsuit also gives you an opportunity to hold the wrongdoer accountable.
With more than 33 years of experience, Salt Lake City injury lawyer Jay Sheen is available to provide help, support, and aggressive legal representation for injury victims throughout Utah, including Box Elder County, Cache County, Davis County, Morgan County, Summit County, Tooele County, Utah County, Wasatch County, and Weber County. For a free legal consultation concerning your Utah catastrophic injury claim, call the law offices of Overson & Sheen at (801) 618-3580.
Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases We Handle
Any type of injury can cause pain, impairment, and disruptions to your daily routine, in addition to burdening you with medical expenses. When it comes to a very serious injury or catastrophic injury, the physical, financial, and emotional impacts are even more pronounced. These devastating, permanently disabling injuries can have lifelong effects on all aspects of the victim’s life, including his or her career, romantic relationships, psychological state, and ability to live independently.
If the injury was caused by another person, he or she could be liable for providing financial compensation. Jay Sheen can fight to recover compensation for you, not only for pain and financial losses you have already suffered, but also the losses you are expected to sustain in the future, such as expected loss of future income due to the injury.
Unfortunately, there are countless ways that the negligence of others can cause preventable yet debilitating injuries. At the law offices of Overson & Sheen, we handle a wide range of lawsuits and insurance claims involving catastrophic injuries, including injuries that were caused by:
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Dangerous and Defective Products (Product Liability)
- Dog Bites/Attacks
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Property Defects and Hazards (Premises Liability)
- Public Transportation Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Taxi Accidents
- Truck Accidents
As a personal injury attorney with decades of legal experience, Jay Sheen has litigated cases involving a very wide array of injuries. Types of severe injury claims that Jay Sheen can assist you and your family with include:
- Amputation Injury
- Fourth and Third Degree Burns
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Paralysis
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Injuries Resulting in Wrongful Death
Catastrophic Injury Settlements, Lawsuits, and Compensation
State laws provide legal remedies for the victims of accidents and injuries caused by negligence. Negligence involves many factors, but speaking plainly, is the failure to take adequate caution to avoid foreseeable injury, considering the circumstances. If an accident victim can show that his or her injuries were the result of another individual’s negligence, the negligence of a business, or the negligence of a government or public entity, he or she can recover compensation.
Compensation is also called “damages.” Compensatory damages try to make up for a victim’s losses, including the financial, the physical, and the emotional harm that has been suffered. Examples include:
- Burial/Funeral Costs (Wrongful Death Cases)
- Diminished Earning Capacity
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Loss of Income
- Pain and Suffering
- Scarring and Disfigurement
Additional compensation called “punitive” damages may be recoverable in a lawsuit where the defendant acted maliciously.
Unlike many other states, Utah does not impose limits on the amount of compensation that a plaintiff may be awarded by a jury, with exceptions for certain types of damages in malpractice cases not resulting in death. However, in many instances the case never reaches the stage where it is tried before a jury. Rather than going to trial, it is more common for cases to settle outside of court, which involves negotiating an agreement over a course of weeks or months. Our law firm will assess the potential outcomes, obstacles, and other considerations in your case, and pursue the approach that is in your best interests.
Salt Lake City Catastrophic Injury Attorney for Serious Accidents
When you need a serious injury lawyer in Salt Lake City, turn to the Utah personal injury law firm of Overson & Sheen for compassionate, personalized legal representation. We will guide you through every step of Utah’s injury claims process, keep you informed about the details and progress of your case, and make ourselves promptly available to address any questions or concerns you may have about the proceedings. Our mission is to help Utah’s injury victims achieve justice while recovering the maximum compensation for their losses.
Jay Sheen is available to come to your location if your injuries prevent you from traveling. For a free legal consultation about your injury claim in Utah, call the law offices of Overson & Sheen at (801) 618-3580.