Boulder City Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Boulder City Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Dealing with the fallout of a catastrophic injury can be terrifying and infuriating. The experience was painful and unforgettable, and now you have to relive it to seek compensatory damages. It is hard for others to understand the struggle you have had to endure since your injury befell you, but finding peace with yourself is not an easy task. If you have experienced a catastrophic injury in Boulder City, you may want to reach out to a Boulder City catastrophic injury lawyer to see if you can seek any compensatory damages.

Boulder City Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

What Exactly Is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is defined as a form of personal injury that completely changes the victim’s quality of life for the worse. The injury is severe and debilitating, and it results in permanent physical or psychological damage so awful that it impedes your ability to seek employment, possibly forever.

A catastrophic injury is not to be taken lightly and is something the victim will likely have to deal with for the remainder of their life. If it was caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, you can seek compensatory damages from them in a court of law. To prove said negligence, you and your attorney need to gather as much evidence as you can find that supports your claim. In addition, you must also prove the following statements:

  • The defendant owed the plaintiff a certain duty of care.
  • The defendant’s negligent behavior directly breached that duty of care.
  • The catastrophic injury at hand was caused by that breach.
  • The catastrophic injury has since led to a multitude of physical, psychological, and/or emotional health problems for the plaintiff.

Different Types of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury can result in paralysis, disfigurement, permanent disability, physical impairment, and many other traumatic consequences. An injury can be considered catastrophic when it causes permanent or otherwise long-term damage or disability. Here are some of the more common forms of catastrophic injuries that are reported:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can cause irreparable damage to ripple throughout the entire body. The spinal cord itself is surprisingly fragile. The slightest bit of damage to it can cause lifelong health problems that you may not recover from. The spinal cord’s job is to send signals from the brain to the rest of the body. If that system is impeded in any way due to an injury or a fracture, it can cause full or partial paralysis as well as a loss of certain bodily functions.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause a great deal of damage, some of which you may not heal from. Any kind of brain injury contains the inherent risk of severe long-term damage. A TBI can affect the actual functionality of the brain, resulting in unique, unpredictable consequences. An issue in the brain can cause an issue in other parts of the body. The long-term effects of a TBI have been reported as being similar to the effects of a chronic disease.
  • Amputations: A loss of a limb is a traumatic, permanent injury that results in a lifetime of adjustment. Losing any body part requires a great deal of physical therapy to adjust to a new, unexpected normal. Prosthetics can help an amputee adjust in the long run, but certain activities may no longer be possible to participate in.


Q: What Are the 4 Classifications of Injuries?

A: In personal injury cases, the four classifications of injuries are:

  • Catastrophic Injuries – These demand immediate attention and will likely alter someone’s quality of life permanently.
  • Non-Catastrophic Physical Injuries – These injuries are often not permanent or particularly life-threatening, but they do result in physical harm, such as a broken limb or whiplash.
  • Emotional Injuries – A traumatizing event can cause emotional distress.
  • Chronic Injuries – These injuries cause constant reverberations, even after they have healed.

Q: How Much Can You Sue for Emotional Distress in Nevada?

A: In Boulder City and throughout Nevada, there is no set limit on how much you can sue for emotional distress, also called NIED (Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress). The jury will ultimately decide how much your claim is worth in compensatory damages, taking into account all the evidence and the extent of your injuries, both physical and emotional. The only real limit is on the jury, in that the compensation must be considered fair and reasonable.

Q: What Is the Maximum for Pain and Suffering in Nevada?

A: Much like for emotional distress, there is no maximum payout for pain and suffering under Nevada state law, except for medical malpractice cases. A jury will decide exactly how much your claim is worth in compensatory damages by considering all the facts of the case, including the evidence you have presented, the extent of your injuries, and the other specifics of the case. The only limit is that the jury must present a number that is considered fair and reasonable.

Q: What Types of Damages Can I Seek in a Catastrophic Injury Case?

A: In a catastrophic injury case, you can seek damages for anything that you have had to pay for as a result of your injuries. These can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy
  • Loss of future income
  • Costs of additional care
  • Live-unprofessional healthcare help
  • Loss of quality of life
  • A shortened lifespan

A jury may also award you punitive damages, which are an additional punishment for the defendant and extra compensation for your injuries. Although these are rare, they can be argued for if the defendant was particularly negligent, grossly indifferent, or actively hostile when they caused your injury.

Reach Out to a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Today

Dealing with the fallout of a catastrophic injury can be just as emotionally devastating as the injury itself in some cases. Regardless, it is important that you take the proper steps to legally protect yourself and seek compensatory damages if possible. At Easton & Easton, we are dedicated to helping you find justice in such a trying time and providing you with sound legal counsel. Contact us to schedule a consultation. We want to listen to your story and find ways to help you.

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They are the best law firm in Orange County period. Choosing them to represent me was the best decision of my life.
My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
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