Assisting Catastrophic Injury Victims in Gaithersburg, MD
Have You or a Loved One Experienced a Catastrophic Injury?
If you’ve been the victim of a catastrophic injury or know someone who has, the injured person may be entitled to compensation. However, it can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to filing a claim. At Sussman & Simcox, we’ve helped countless people throughout Gaithersburg, MD and the Baltimore area receive the funds they need to recover. Not only do catastrophic injuries put considerable strain on the injured individual, but they also put added stress on the affected family. With the expertise of our attorneys, you can fight for justice and earn the compensation you deserve.
Our Personal Injury Practice
At Sussman & Simcox, we’re experienced enough to handle a wide variety of personal injury claims, including those involving catastrophic injury. We handle claims on behalf of clients in the Gaithersburg area, as well as the entirety of the Baltimore-D.C. corridor. Our attorneys are trained to take care of cases that involve all kinds of injury. In the past, we’ve helped individuals struggling with brain injuries, amputations, paralysis, severe burns, and much more.
What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?
Maryland law defines a catastrophic injury as an injury that directly results in an individual’s loss of the ability to perform any gainful work. This definition seems broad, and that’s for a reason. Under this definition, a broad spectrum of severe injuries is covered. While every injury is different, here are some examples of catastrophic injuries we can handle at Sussman & Simcox:
- Brain damage and other traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limb
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vision and hearing loss
- Nerve impingement
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
Reasons You May Have a Case
If your catastrophic injury came as the result of someone else’s negligent behavior, you might have a case against the negligent party. This party may be a landlord, business owner, or even a hospital. Individuals who are injured on a job site often have to grapple with lifelong damage to their bodies. Some events that might constitute a catastrophic injury case include falling objects, faulty machinery, and working from ladders or scaffolds that aren’t sturdy. Yet other grounds for filing a catastrophic injury claim could be car crashes, sporting accidents, and medical malpractice.
Get Compensation in a Catastrophic Injury Case
Catastrophic injuries are devastating. Not only are you on the hook for costly medical bills, but these injuries may inhibit you or your loved one’s ability to work a stable job or function around the home . Our attorneys are committed to helping victims get the compensation they deserve and need to live a comfortable life. We work with physical therapists, life-care planning specialists, and economists to make sure all our clients’ needs are taken care of. If you win compensation in your case, you may be entitled to any or a combination of the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Home remodeling requirements
- Loss of income potential
- Lost wages/expected future income
- Loss of self-esteem
- Loss of the ability to enjoy life
- Pain and suffering
- Expected future medical expenses and injury-related needs
Other Forms of Personal Injury Claims
While catastrophic injuries are among our specialties at Sussman & Simcox, we’re equipped to handle a range of other personal injury cases and some that don’t involve bodily harm. Our attorneys have worked with clients who have been victims of a car, truck, or boating accident, slip-and-fall accidents, and dog bites. If you’ve been injured by the fault of another, chances are that our lawyers have the skills and knowledge to take your case.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you’re a catastrophic injury victim, it’s time to seek compensation. Whether you’re struggling with a spinal cord injury or an injury that’s left you brain damaged, Sussman & Simcox wants to help with any legal proceedings. You don’t deserve to live with anxiety about your financial situation. Our Gaithersburg, MD attorneys will take every measure to earn you the compensation you need to continue to make a living once you’ve lost the ability to work. Contact us to set up your free consultation today.
Experience On Your Side
- Hundreds of Cases Tried
- Free Confidential Consultations
- 40+ Years of Combined Experience
- Millions of Dollars in Settlements & Verdicts
- Serving Clients across the State of Maryland