Veteran Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Catastrophic injuries are severe and life-altering injuries that result in long-term or permanent disabilities. These injuries often have a significant impact on the victim’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Catastrophic injuries can occur in various situations, including car or truck accidents, workplace incidents, medical malpractice, sports accidents, and more.

Catastrophic injuries are typically severe and result in a substantial loss of function or mobility. They often involve extensive damage to vital organs, the spinal cord, brain, or multiple body systems. Further, catastrophic injuries generally lead to long-term or permanent disabilities that require ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, and adaptive equipment or modifications to support the individual’s daily living needs.

These injuries can significantly diminish a person’s quality of life, limiting their ability to perform basic activities of daily living independently and engaging in activities they once enjoyed.

Common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is a sudden impact or jolt to the head, causing damage to brain tissue, resulting in cognitive, sensory, and motor impairments, affecting memory, speech, and/or motor function.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged. This can lead to partial or complete paralysis below the injury site, affecting mobility and often requiring assistive devices like wheelchairs for mobility.
  • Amputations: An amputation is a surgical procedure in which a part of a person’s limb is removed. The loss of a limb, whether traumatic or medically necessary due to injury or illness, significantly affects a person’s mobility and independence.
  • Severe Burns: Extensive burns can cause permanent disfigurement and disabilities, often requiring multiple surgeries and ongoing medical treatment.
  • Multiple Fractures: Severe accidents may lead to multiple bone fractures, which can cause long-term complications and impairments.
  • Organ Damage: Catastrophic injuries can result in damage to internal organs, such as the heart, lungs, or kidneys, leading to life-long health challenges.

Our personal injury law firm is uniquely suited to represent seriously injured victims of catastrophic accidents, because we have defended these types of injury claims for 50 years.

Why Choose Our Oregon Personal Injury Firm for Catastrophic Injury Accidents?

 Defending Insurance Companies for 50 Years

The first rule of a successful negotiation is: Know Your Opponent. In an injury case, your opponents are (1) the insurance industry, and (2) their highly skilled defense law firms.

Fortunately for Spooner Staggs clients, no law firm knows the insurance industry better than we do―we spent 50 years as one of the insurance industry’s top defense firms for their biggest, toughest cases. We’ve walked in their shoes, analyzed thousands of cases for them, and encouraged fair outcomes for literally thousands of catastrophic injuries.

This rare experience has given us an insider’s knowledge and understanding into how the insurance industry analyzes, evaluates, prices, and settles cases. We’ve walked in their shoes, so we know all their tools, tricks, and techniques. We know the buttons to push and the levers to pull to motivate them to settle cases more quickly and for more money.

With an unparalleled understanding of insurance companies cultivated through years of defending them, we bring a uniquely powerful advantage to those seeking justice after a tragic, catastrophic injury.

Fierce Catastrophic-Injury Trial Lawyers

Boasting a track record of successful jury trials that few Oregon firms can equal, we are relentless advocates for our clients. We are always ready to take cases to trial, ensuring that our catastrophically injured clients receive genuine justice.

Insider Knowledge

Understanding the mindset of insurance companies is crucial when seeking fair compensation. We possess a nuanced insight into how insurers operate, evaluate cases, and make settlement decisions. This knowledge allows us to strategically leverage that insight to ensure our clients receive the maximum settlement for their injuries.

Trial Mastery

In an era where fewer cases proceed to trial, we stand as fierce and effective trial lawyers. With a track record of successful jury trials that few law firms in Oregon can equal, we’re ready to expertly take your case to trial if necessary. Our commitment to real justice for injured accident victims sets us apart from “paper tiger” lawyers who shy away from the courtroom.

Catastrophic injuries are severe, life-changing events that have profound effects on a person’s physical abilities, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. These often lead to significant medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and ongoing care needs. In some cases, victims may be unable to work or pursue their previous careers, leading to a loss of income.

Proper medical care, rehabilitation, and emotional support are crucial to help individuals with catastrophic injuries adapt to their new circumstances and regain as much independence as possible.

In claims involving catastrophic injuries, assessing the complexity of the injury and any causation issues are crucial for seeking compensation for injuries and damages from the responsible party.

If someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions caused the injury, then the injured party may pursue a personal injury claim against the at fault party’s insurance company to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs, such as compensation to help the injured party cope with the physical, emotional, and financial challenges resulting from the catastrophic injury and to support the injured party’s ongoing care and rehabilitation needs.

Our firm has defended serious personal injury claims, including those involving catastrophic injuries, for the last five decades. Now we’re here to use our inside knowledge to help those who have sustained serious injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct. If you’ve sustained a catastrophic injury in an accident, then call us to discuss your case with one of our friendly and caring attorneys.