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Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Denver

Experienced Legal Advocacy for Severe Injury Claims in Denver

Backed by decades of legal experience, the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. can help victims of others’ carelessness or recklessness fight for their right to fair compensation. If you or a loved one have sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident, our attorney can provide high-quality and comprehensive legal representation. We understand how devastating catastrophic injuries can be for accident victims and their families, and we are committed to helping you maximize your compensation and minimize your liability.

Need a Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Denver? Contact the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. today—call (720) 809-8262

Understanding Catastrophic Injuries and Their Impact

As defined by 42 U.S.C. § 3796, a catastrophic injury is an injury that “permanently prevent(s) an individual from performing any gainful work.” In simpler terms, catastrophic injuries include injuries that have a long-term, profound impact on the victim’s daily life and ability to work.

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Birth injuries (i.e.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Internal organ damage
  • Severe burns
  • Amputations
  • Permanent loss of vision and/or hearing
  • Permanent disfigurement

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries in Denver

A person can sustain a catastrophic injury in any type of reckless or negligent accident. Common causes of these injuries are: 

  • Inadequate security incidents. Property owners should take steps to protect their guests and/or proprietors while on their property; this protection includes guests’ physical safety. If property owners do not have adequate security measures on their property, people can sustain TBIs, internal organ damage, or other injuries, in an attack (i.e. robbery, assault, etc.)
  • Medical malpractice. Hospital patients may sustain injuries, such as burns, internal organ damage, (wrong limb) amputations, or paralysis because of negligence.
  • Motor vehicle accident. Vehicular accidents can cause any number of catastrophic injuries. The type of injury sustained will depend on the type and size of the vehicles involved in the collision as well as how fast the vehicles were traveling, whether the victim was wearing a helmet or seatbelt, and other case specifics.
  • Pedestrian accidents. If a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle or cyclist, they can suffer serious injuries, including paralysis, spinal cord damage, TBIS, or internal organ damage.
  • Product defects. Dangerous or poorly manufactured products can cause severe burns, vision or hearing loss, and/or internal organ damage (depending on the type of product involved as well as the circumstances of the accident).
  • Slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accident victims can sustain TBIs, spinal trauma, or amputations.
  • Workplace accidents. People can be injured at their place of employment in slip-and-fall accidents, violence-related accidents, and other job-specific incidents. For instance, a food service employee can suffer severe burns in a frying accident; while a firefighter or construction worker can suffer from an amputation injury because of falling objects.

Seeking Full Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries in Colorado

Victims can be compensated for their economic and noneconomic damages in their catastrophic injury cases. Financial compensation may cover:

  • Ambulance fees
  • Emergency room fees
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium (for family members)
  • Ongoing and future medical treatment bills
  • Loss (or diminished) earning capacity
  • Mental distress
  • PTSD

It is important to note that noneconomic damages (i.e. pain and suffering, mental distress, and other damages with no clear price tag) are capped in personal injury cases. Under Colorado Revised Statute § 13-21-102.5, unless the court has “justification by clear and convincing evidence,” non-economic damages will be capped at $250,000 in civil suits excluding medical malpractice claims. The non-economic damages cap in medical malpractice cases increases to $300,000 (see C.R.S. § 13-64-302).

Local Resources and Support for Catastrophic Injury Victims in Denver

Living in Denver, we understand the unique challenges that come with navigating the aftermath of a catastrophic injury. The Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. is deeply familiar with the local landscape and the resources available to support you during this difficult time. Denver is home to several reputable medical facilities, such as Denver Health and the University of Colorado Hospital, which provide top-notch care for severe injuries. Additionally, local government entities like the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment offer various support services that can be invaluable for injury victims.

One of the significant pain points for Denver residents dealing with catastrophic injuries is the financial burden. Medical bills can quickly pile up, and the inability to work can exacerbate financial stress. Our firm is committed to helping you seek full compensation to cover these expenses, including ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, and lost wages. We also understand the emotional toll that such injuries can take, and we strive to secure compensation for pain and suffering, mental distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Denver's bustling urban environment can sometimes contribute to the risk of accidents. Whether it's a motor vehicle accident on I-25, a slip, and fall in one of the city's many high-rise buildings, or a workplace injury in the thriving tech and service industries, we know the local factors that can lead to catastrophic injuries. Our deep understanding of these local dynamics allows us to build a strong case tailored to your situation.

At the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C., we are not just your legal advocates; we are your neighbors. We are committed to leveraging our local knowledge and legal insight to help you navigate this challenging period and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Choose Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. for Your Catastrophic Injury Case in Denver

Catastrophic injuries can have lifelong repercussions on you and your family, and you don’t need the added stress and worry that comes with trying to handle a catastrophic injury suit on your own. You can trust the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. to support you throughout the entire case and fight to achieve the best possible case results.

Advantages of Hiring Our Denver Injury Law Firm:

  • Our attorney has over 25 years of legal experience.
  • We have handled thousands of cases and hundreds of trials, and we can put this experience to use in developing an individualized case strategy for you.
  • Our past clients trust us and are pleased with our services—see what they have to say for yourself.
  • We offer each client personalized attention and counsel.
  • We are committed to excellence and believe all clients are entitled to high-quality representation.
  • We can handle the “heavy lifting” (i.e. the case legalities) while you take time to rest and recover.

Book Your Free Consultation with a Trusted Denver Injury Attorney today by calling (720) 809-8262

Commonly Asked Questions

How can the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. assist with catastrophic injury claims?

The Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. offers comprehensive legal representation for victims of catastrophic injuries in Denver. With over 25 years of legal experience, our firm can develop a personalized case strategy, handle the complexities of the legal process, and fight for maximum compensation while clients focus on recovery.

What types of compensation are available for catastrophic injury victims in Colorado?

Catastrophic injury victims in Colorado may be eligible for economic and noneconomic damages. This can include compensation for ambulance fees, emergency room fees, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, ongoing medical treatment bills, and mental distress, among others.

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