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Catastrophic Injuries

Accidents and Serious Injuries in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Fenton, Eureka, Hillsboro, High Ridge, Union, Pacific and the Surrounding Areas in Franklin and Jefferson Counties, Missouri.


Some types of accidents are so serious that they cause catastrophic injuries, some of which require a lifetime of medical care. These injuries will forever change the victim’s life, and the lives of their loved ones. Catastrophic injuries are debilitating and life-threatening, resulting in lifelong disability and/or disfigurement. Brain injury, spinal cord injury, birth injury, and burn injury all may qualify as catastrophic.

Talking to an attorney at The Miller/Salsbury Law Firm as soon as possible is one of the most important things you can do in the wake of a serious accident. Whether you were involved in an auto accident or slip and fall accident, suffered a serious dog bite or were injured due to medical malpractice, and experienced Missouri injury lawyer at our firm can evaluate the circumstances of your particular situation and determine how to help. Most victims of negligence are not thinking about “winning the lawsuit lottery”: they want justice and compensation for what has been taken from them because of someone else’s negligence. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will evaluate the worth of your claim and then take action to attempt to negotiate an out of court settlement. If negotiations with the responsible party and their insurance company are unsuccessful, your lawyer can take your case to civil court to seek a judgment on your behalf.


Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries in Missouri


Under Missouri personal injury law, a victim who has sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident caused by someone else may be able to seek and recover financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional trauma. Due to the extent of injuries sustained in catastrophic injury cases in particular, victims are usually able to seek more for medical care (as continued or lifelong medical assistance may be necessary) as well as higher amounts for pain and suffering and emotional trauma. The loss of enjoyment of life, depression, and anxiety may all result from debilitating or disfiguring injuries. We work with experts who are trained in calculating life care plans to help us understand the long-term financial and challenges and burdens that victims of catastrophic injuries face.