At Burg Simpson, we represent victims who have suffered serious injuries, and we understand from experience what it takes to convince a jury to award just damages for severe and traumatic accidents. You can be confident in our proven track record and take advantage of our valuable resources. We will work hard to get you the compensation and support you need.
WE HANDLE THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF SEVERE INJURY CLAIMS:
- Wrongful death
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Paraplegia claims
- Quadriplegia claims
EACH OF THESE SERIOUS INJURIES CAN LEAD TO DAMAGES FOR:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental and emotional distress
- Physical therapy
- Loss of income
- Medical expenses
- Permanent impairment
Automobile accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and work-related accidents are just a few examples in which serious or catastrophic injuries can happen. It is important to know that the law firm you choose to represent you has the experience and reputation required to get you the compensation you are owed.
WHAT ARE THE FACTORS TO ACCOUNT FOR IN CASES OF SEVERE INJURY?
If you are involved in an accident and suffer severe injuries, you will likely face immediate physical injuries, pain and suffering, and medical bills from hospital visits and/or doctors’ visits. But serious injuries from accidents cause issues that extend far beyond your first visit to the emergency room. You may find you’ve lost wages, which can take a toll on your future economic well being. You may have to think about the reality of physical therapy, or even moving to a nursing home or care facility. You may need medical devices and supplies on a long-term basis. In addition to these physical needs, the emotional weight can add up quickly.
An important step in starting to recover your losses is to know exactly what you need to recover. During such a strenuous time, you may find it helpful to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer straightaway.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ECONOMIC AND NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES?
Economic damages exist to compensate you for financial losses caused by your injury. They include medical bills, lost wages, and other monetary expenses incurred as a result of your injury.
Non-economic damages exist to compensate you for emotional trauma, pain and suffering, social or familial stress, and other, less tangible losses.
In many cases, courts may also award punitive damages if the responsible party is found to have been acting knowingly or recklessly to cause the accident. Punitive damages are intended primarily as punishment to the person responsible and may be awarded in addition to the economic and non-economic decisions.
WHAT IF THE INJURED PARTY WAS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCIDENT THAT LED TO THE INJURY?
Depending on which state law applies to your potential case, courts may recognize the concept of comparative negligence. Under comparative negligence, both parties share the responsibility of the accident, with each party being assigned a proportion of that responsibility. For example, in some states, if the injured party is found to be 10% at fault and another party to be 90% at fault, the injured party will still recover 90% of the economic and non-economic damages awarded. This concept can vary from state to state, and in some cases be more complex.
Regardless of your circumstance, if you or a family member has been seriously injured or even killed in an accident through negligence, medical malpractice or a defective product, you will need a knowledgeable and serious personal injury lawyer to represent you. Burg Simpson has the experience and the resources to handle the most complex cases.