While all serious injuries are in some respect catastrophic, some require more extensive future medical and rehabilitative components. Any situation involving amputations, paralysis, extended oxygen depravation or traumatic brain injury can be considered catastrophic. Future medical costs in these cases can run into the millions of dollars. These cases are likely to be litigated intensely because the stakes are so high. You need an experienced attorney not only to make sure you obtain the necessary compensation, but also to make sure the family has long term protection in how it uses any recovery.
Catastrophic cases come in a variety of situations- products liability, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, just to name a few. What we do know is that these cases are not likely to end in a quick settlement and immediate offers from the insurance companies. These cases will require a variety of expert witnesses to establish both liability and the damages that are claimed. Fritz and Paul have handled these types of cases and know how to effectively prepare and try your case. We have contacts with experts throughout the country with experience across a large number of fields including, engineering, accident reconstruction, OSHA safety, medical malpractice, environmental contamination, elder care, vocational and rehabilitative services. Anticipation of the issues and dealing with them head on and early puts one in a position to maximize compensation. Let the experience at Jekel-Doolittle work for you.