The attorneys at Beam-Ward, Kruse, Wilson & Fletes, LLC have extensive experience representing victims of catastrophic injury and clients who have lost loved ones to wrongful death. We aggressively represent victims of catastrophic injury so that they can recover the damages necessary to cover medical bills, loss of wages, and emotional and physical trauma. Because catastrophic injuries oftentimes result in lifelong afflictions, we believe that the goal of our attorneys should be to recover the maximum amount of financial compensation that the client is legally entitled to. Clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries suffer not only financially, but emotionally as well. The unquantifiable damage caused by a catastrophic injury to the brain or spine cannot be reversed with a financial settlement, but our clients can take solace in knowing that a large settlement might prevent the same accident from happening to somebody else.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, or if a family member was killed as a result of another party’s negligence, we may be able to help.
Victims of brain injuries suffer a wide range of afflictions depending on the severity of the trauma. Minor brain injuries can cause headaches, memory loss, speech impediments, general confusion, and nausea. More severe brain injuries can result in permanent mental disabilities, victims remaining in unresponsive states for extended periods of time, and death.
Brain injury victims who are put into an unresponsive state as a result of their injuries can usually be placed in one of three categories. In a vegetative state, a person is unconscious and completely unaware of his or her surroundings but still in possession of a regular sleep-wake cycle and some level of alertness. An individual is said to be in a persistent vegetative state after remaining in this state for an extended period of time. The most severe stupor is a coma, in which an individual is unconscious, unaware, and unmovable. A coma can last weeks or years and affects not only the individual, but his or her family as well. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact an attorney from our office today. We may be able to help you obtain fair and just compensation for your injury.
In some extreme cases, a catastrophic injury can result in the death of the victim. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent and reckless actions of another party, you may be eligible for damages that will cover your pain and suffering, loss of a family member, burial costs, and loss of income, including future income. If a family member has been killed due to another party’s actions, our attorneys can help determine who is liable and hold the parties responsible for the death accountable.
At Beam-Ward, Kruse, Wilson & Fletes, LLC, we understand that the time following the death of a loved one can be very difficult and trying. We want nothing more than for our clients to be able to work through the grieving process without having to worry about legal obligations. That is why our aim is to take care of the legal tasks that must be performed to secure compensation for your loss while you and your family continue mourning.
If you have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, contact an attorney from our office to schedule a free case review. Our compassionate, experienced attorneys will be able to explain your legal rights and options to you so that you can decide how best to proceed.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury can result in life-altering harm to an individual. A debilitating spinal cord injury can cause a temporary loss of motor functions, partial paralysis (paraplegia), or complete paralysis of all four limbs (quadriplegia). The severity of such an injury can permanently alter the quality of a person’s life and limit his or her ability to live independently or even manage the most basic of bodily functions. Though rare, some cases of paralysis are so severe that even involuntary bodily functions, such as breathing, are no longer regulated by the brain. In such cases, medical care and supervision are required for the remainder of that person’s life.
Most spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, but a catastrophic spinal cord injury can also be caused by a fall, an act of violence, or a sports injury. At the law offices of Beam-Ward, Kruse, Wilson & Fletes, LLC, we are here to help victims of catastrophic spinal cord injuries. Whether you have suffered an injury resulting in a temporary loss of motor functions or are permanently disabled because of the negligent and reckless actions of another party, our attorneys are available to provide sound legal counsel.