Catastrophic Personal Injury

The trial attorneys at Bottar Leone, PLLC, also handle a variety of catastrophic injury cases that do not easily fit into one category, other than to describe them by the extent of the injury. 

More often than not, a catastrophic injury or illness occurs suddenly and without warning.  Injuries that are considered catastrophic, due to the enormous impact they have on the lives of the individuals who experience them, including permanent and lifelong disabilities. 

Catastrophic injuries can be caused by: 

  • Car accidents;
  • Bus accidents;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Tractor trailer and trucking accidents;
  • SUV accidents;
  • Boating and watersport accidents;
  • Train and railroad accidents;
  • Plane and aircraft accidents;
  • Premises liability;
  • Falls;
  • Construction site accidents:
  • Construction site falls;
  • Falling objects;
  • Scaffolding accidents;
  • Construction machinery accidents;
  • Electrical shock;
  • Construction equipment failures;
  • Construction traffic accidents;
  • Structural failures;
  • Roadway defects;
  • Highway defects;
  • Fires;
  • Explosions;
  • Floods;
  • Landslides;
  • Dog bites; and
  • Assaults;

In the event of a severe personal injury, the injured individual and/or a spouse and immediate family members, may be entitled to recover for:

  • Wrongful death;
  • Past and future medical bills;
  • Past and future lost wages;
  • Loss of future earning capacity;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Mental and emotional disability;
  • Disfigurement and scarring;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life;
  • Loss of society, love and affection;
  • Property loss; and
  • Incidental and out-of-pocket expenses.

While no dollar amount can adequately compensate for a loss, the legal system is structured to permit monetary recovery where the injured party can prove that another negligently caused his/her harm. The amount of recovery is determined either by a jury at trial, or through a fair settlement made prior to trial, that is based upon jury verdicts in similar cases. All claims that are accepted by the firm are actively researched and aggressively pursued to a conclusion.

If you or a loved one have suffered a severe personal injury, we may be able to help.  To contact the catastrophic injury attorneys at Bottar Leone, PLLC, please complete a contact form or call us at (315) 422-3466 or 1-800-336-LAWS (5297).