Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injuries
The attorneys at Brass & Cordova in Salt Lake City assist clients in claims involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries, working with strength and compassion to help accident victims and their families recover maximum compensation for their losses.
Wrongful death actions are meant to compensate surviving heirs, including spouses, children, parents, and other dependents, for their losses resulting from the death of a family member or provider. These losses may include:
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of anticipated earnings
- Loss of medical benefits
- Loss of pension or retirement benefits
- Loss of household support
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages
If you have lost a family member due to the negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing of another, it is important to retain legal representation as soon as possible. Utah law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim, and valuable evidence may be lost if an attorney is not actively working on your case. We can help you handle the legal issues surrounding your loss, while you focus on your emotional recovery.
In some cases, personal injury claims involve injuries that require long-term medical treatment, permanent disabilities, and other life-altering consequences. Examples of catastrophic injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries - Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when a sudden physical impact or shaking damages the brain. Severe TBIs can result in a permanent vegetative state or coma.
- Spinal Cord Injuries - Potentially caused by a traumatic force bruising or tearing the spinal cord, spinal cord injury (SCI) may result in loss of feeling and functionality in the limbs, as well as respiratory problems. The most severe SCIs can lead to paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia.
- Fractures - While minor fractures may not be considered catastrophic injuries, serious fractures may require surgery and extensive physical therapy to regain mobility. The time it takes for fractures to heal can limit a person's capabilities at work and home for weeks or even months.
- Severe Burns - Severe burns are exceedingly painful and often debilitating. It is especially important to assess both current and future damages in burn cases because treatment may require long hospital stays, rehabilitation, and reconstructive surgery.
Personal injury claims involving these types of injuries can be extremely complex, requiring a thorough understanding of both medical and legal issues involved. Our attorneys possess the knowledge and experience to handle claims involving catastrophic injuries.
Seek Experienced, Steadfast Representation
If you have lost a loved one in a tragic accident, or if you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic injury due to another person's intentional or unintentional wrongdoing, please contact Brass & Cordova for a free consultation. We can help you receive the compensation you need and deserve for your losses.