Catastrophic Injuries

Billings Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Suffered a Catastrophic Injury Caused by Negligence?

When you are injured in an accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. However, if you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be facing a lifetime of medical treatment and care. 

At Hoyt & Blewett PLLC, we understand the unique challenges faced by those who have suffered catastrophic injuries, and we are prepared to maximize your entitled compensation.

Call (406) 233-1302 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Billings catastrophic injury lawyers.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is one that is so severe it results in long-term or permanent disability. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and care, including multiple surgeries, physical therapy, and more. In many cases, catastrophic injuries prevent victims from returning to work and earning a living, which can make it difficult to pay for the necessary medical treatment and care.

Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These can lead to paralysis, loss of sensation, or impaired motor function below the site of the injury.
  • Paralysis: Paralysis can result from spinal cord injuries or other trauma to the nervous system, causing loss of muscle function and sensation.
  • Amputations: The loss of a limb due to accidents, severe trauma, or medical conditions can significantly impact a person's mobility and quality of life.
  • Severe Burns: Extensive burns can damage skin, nerves, and tissues, leading to prolonged recovery, scarring, and potential disability.
  • Blindness: Trauma to the eyes or head, as well as certain medical conditions, can cause partial or complete loss of vision.
  • Hearing Loss: Severe trauma, exposure to loud noises, certain diseases, or genetic factors can lead to partial or complete loss of hearing, significantly impacting communication and quality of life.
  • Brain Injuries: These can result from trauma, such as concussions or more severe head injuries, leading to cognitive impairments, memory loss, and changes in behavior or personality.
  • Organ Damage: Severe trauma or accidents can damage internal organs, leading to impairments in their function and potentially requiring ongoing medical treatment or transplant.
  • Multiple Bone Fractures: Extensive fractures or breaks in bones can lead to long-term mobility issues, chronic pain, and impairment in the affected areas.
  • Crush Injuries: These occur when a body part is severely compressed, often leading to damage of muscles, nerves, and tissues. They can result from accidents involving heavy machinery, collapsed structures, or vehicular accidents.

These injuries often result in permanent disability, which can make it difficult or impossible to perform everyday tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and eating. In many cases, catastrophic injuries require around-the-clock care, which can be incredibly expensive.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

We handle all types of catastrophic injury claims, including those involving:

Recovering Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

In cases involving catastrophic injuries, individuals may seek compensation through legal action. Damages available in catastrophic injury claims typically aim to provide financial support for the various losses and hardships resulting from the injury.

These damages fall into several categories:

Economic Damages: These are tangible, quantifiable losses that have a specific monetary value. They can include:

  • Medical Expenses: Costs associated with hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, medications, therapy, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Earnings: Compensation for the wages or income lost due to the inability to work after the injury, including future earning potential.
  • Property Damage: If the injury was caused by a specific incident, compensation for damage to personal property (e.g., a vehicle in a car accident).

Non-Economic Damages: These cover more subjective losses that are not easily quantifiable in monetary terms:

  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish caused by the injury.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Compensation for the inability to participate in activities and enjoy life as before the injury.
  • Loss of Consortium: Damages awarded to a spouse or family member for the loss of companionship, support, or intimacy due to the injury suffered by the victim.

Future Damages: Catastrophic injuries often result in long-term or permanent effects, and compensation can include anticipated future expenses such as ongoing medical care, future lost earnings, and adaptive equipment or modifications to accommodate disabilities.

How Our Firm Can Help

At Hoyt & Blewett PLLC, we understand the unique challenges faced by those who have suffered catastrophic injuries, and we are prepared to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. Our Billings catastrophic injury attorneys have a proven track record of success, and we are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you.

When you choose our firm, you can expect:

  • Compassionate, personalized legal services: We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family, which is why we are here to provide the compassionate, one-on-one legal guidance you need and deserve. We are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns, and we will keep you updated on any and all developments in your case.
  • Aggressive advocacy from start to finish: Our team is not afraid to take on large corporations, insurance companies, and other powerful entities. We have the resources to handle even the most complex cases, and we are prepared to fight for you in and out of the courtroom.
  • Proven results: We have a long history of success, and we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. While we cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, we can guarantee that we will fight tirelessly for you every step of the way.

Contact us today at (406) 233-1302 to learn how we can help you make the best possible recovery from catastrophic injury.

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At Hoyt & Blewett, we understand the devastating impact of personal injuries and wrongful deaths. With over 100 years of experience, our Billings personal injury attorneys are here to provide compassionate and skilled legal representation. 

We have obtained numerous top personal injury verdicts in Montana, including 18 jury verdicts surpassing $1 million.

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