Answering Your FAQs Surrounding Catastrophic Injuries
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, you may wonder what to do. You may have a lot on your mind and feel unsure about what your next move should be or how to pursue compensation.
To help you gain a better understanding of your injury, your situation, and how to move forward, we’ve compiled some of the questions our attorneys at Ori Law Group hear the most from clients.
These are our answers:
How do I know if my injury is catastrophic?
Suffering any injury in an accident can result in setbacks. However, catastrophic injuries are often ones that stay with you for life. You or your loved one may have suffered a catastrophic injury if either of you have:
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Cognitive defects
- Blindness or damaged eyesight
- Loss of mobility
- Organ damage
If you are experiencing any of these issues, contact your medical provider today and they can help you determine whether your injury is catastrophic. Then, contact our personal injury team. Call 312-985-0299 today, and we can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Do I have any chance of recovering from a catastrophic injury?
Depending on the circumstances, you or your loved one may be able to recover from a catastrophic injury. However, in many cases, it can have a profound impact on you for the rest of your life and limit your ability to live and function normally.
How can obtaining compensation help me with my catastrophic injury?
It can help:
- Cover your short-term and long-term medical expenses.
- Cover any mental health treatment like therapy and counseling.
- Provide a stable income to support your family if you can’t work.
- Pay for occupational training if your injury prevents you from doing your previous job.
- Cover in-home care costs like cooking or cleaning.
The amount of compensation you can receive can depend on numerous factors. Plus, the journey to obtaining it can come with challenges, as insurers aren’t always willing to pay you what you deserve. Speak with one of our attorneys today to learn how we can help you navigate these challenges.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a catastrophic injury claim in Illinois?
You have two years from the accident date to file a catastrophic injury claim in Illinois. Those are specifically for claims involving car crashes, product defects and premises liability injuries like slip-and-falls.
The rules can vary depending on how and where you were hurt. Speak with one of our attorneys to determine how state statutes of limitations apply to your situation.
Don’t Suffer In Silence – We Can Help.
A catastrophic injury can uproot you or your loved one’s life. You deserve compensation to help you tend to your wounds, provide for your family, and return to your routine. Knowing the answers to these frequently asked questions can help you pursue your claim with confidence and peace of mind.
We take cases across the Chicago metro.