After suffering an injury that is someone else’s fault, especially a serious injury, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries and emotional trauma. A serious injury could occur after a car crash, a workplace accident, or a slip and fall accident.
This type of injury is not your fault. Someone else behaved negligently, leading to the situation that caused your injury. In a case like this, you may want to rely on a Mississauga catastrophic injury lawyer to represent your interests and protect your right to seek compensation for your injuries.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we know how to defend the rights of our clients. We may be able to protect your interests against the insurance company, both in the negotiation phase and in court, should the case go to trial. Contact us at (416) 364-2000 as soon as possible as we are ready to begin working on your behalf.
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Catastrophic Injury Examples
Under the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) § 3.1(1), a catastrophic impairment meets certain requirements. Though, Ontario and Canadian law changes regularly regarding what exactly defines a catastrophic injury. This may lead to some disputes with insurance carriers, as they may disagree about whether your injuries are catastrophic.
Some of the potential injuries that may be considered catastrophic include:
- Amputation of a limb
- Total loss of use of a limb
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- Traumatic brain injury
- Brain impairment, as determined by the Glasgow Outcome Scale
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Meeting Qualifications for a Catastrophic Injury Case
In some of these injuries, the victim must have a certain percentage of impairment or disability to qualify as a catastrophic injury. All of these definitions may be difficult to understand for the victim.
A Mississauga catastrophic injury lawyer is ready to stand by your side. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we may be able to help you figure out whether you have a case that meets the criteria for a catastrophic injury. If not, you still may bring a personal injury lawsuit that may compensate you for medical costs.
Call us at (416) 364-2000 today. Understand that lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries may take a long time to come to a settlement, but we are here with you through the entire process.
Circumstances Leading to Catastrophic Injuries
Many different types of accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries. The accidents we have listed here do not always rise to the level of catastrophic, but they sometimes do. Additionally, other types of accidents we did not list could be considered catastrophic.
Motor Vehicle Accident
A serious car accident may result in catastrophic injuries. If another driver is behaving recklessly, he or she could cause a crash, leading to potential injuries. Some of the ways drivers may cause injuries considered catastrophic include:
- Careless driving
- Drunken driving
- Distracted driving
A motor vehicle accident may involve trucks, cars, and motorcycles. A motor vehicle could hit a bicycle or a pedestrian in this type of accident.
Job Site Accident
An accident at the job site could result in a catastrophic injury to the victim. Perhaps a worker falls from a height during a construction job, resulting in a potential head injury.
A malfunctioning piece of equipment could lead to a catastrophic accident at the job site too.
To receive compensation in a catastrophic injury case, you and your injury lawyer may need to prove that the other person behaved negligently or failed to take any action that could have prevented the accident.
In some cases, the court may find that the actions of both the other party and the victim contributed a certain percentage to the cause of the accident. As the victim, you could see your damages in the case reduced by the percentage at which you were found to be at fault.
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We Can Help You Understand Catastrophic Injury Law
If you have suffered a significant injury in an accident, you are entitled to seek compensation. Should your injuries rise to the level of catastrophic, you can seek further awards for the extra care you require to deal with your injuries.
Call us at (416) 364-2000 as soon as possible. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, we do not charge fees for our services until we reach a satisfactory settlement. Our fees come from the settlement amount. If your injuries prevent you from traveling, we may be able to come to your location.