Catastrophic Injury Lawyers St. Louis

Catastrophic injuries can result from various types of accidents. These are injuries that are so severe they can render a victim disabled which dramatically impacts his or her life. They often involve injury to the spinal cord or brain. If your company is being sued for damages related to catastrophic injury, you need the best legal defense possible. Our St. Louis lawyers at Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC have decades of trial experience and a history of success for our clients.

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Catastrophic injuries can result from various types of accidents. These are injuries that are so severe they can render a victim disabled which dramatically impacts his or her life. They often involve injury to the spinal cord or brain. If your company is being sued for damages related to catastrophic injury, you need the best legal defense possible. Our St. Louis lawyers at Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC have decades of trial experience and a history of success for our clients.

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Catastrophic Injury

What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?

Injuries are considered catastrophic when they happen suddenly, without warning and impact the victim with life-changing, long-term consequences. Types of injuries often classified as catastrophic include:

  • Spinal cord injuries involving paralysis
  • Severe traumatic brain injury
  • Amputations
  • Crush injuries
  • Severe nerve damage
  • Disfiguring facial injuries
  • Birth injuries

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries have many causes. Severe, life-altering injuries can result from different types of accidents, including:

  • Falls from heights on construction sites
  • Crush injury accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Slip or trip and fall accidents on business premises
  • Large truck collisions
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Violent crime due to negligent security

Damages in Catastrophic Injury Claims

Damages involving catastrophic injuries are typically much higher than in other types of personal injury claims. Catastrophic injury damages are sought under the legal theory of negligence. Plaintiffs pursue two types of actual damages:

  • Special or economic damages: These damages are measured in specific dollar values that have been paid or will be paid for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, lost ability to perform household services, and other specific costs. Catastrophic injuries are disabling injuries that often require extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation services that may continue for years to come. Damages for loss of income and future earnings can be significant. There are no caps on special damages in Missouri.
  • Pain and suffering or noneconomic damages: Pain and suffering damages are designed to compensate the injured person for the sum total of physical and emotional pain and suffering, grief, mental anguish, etc., resulting from catastrophic injuries. These damages can be substantial.

Contact Our St. Louis Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Our seasoned trial lawyers at Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively defend our clients in a range of personal injury matters, including catastrophic injury claims. For example, we handle cases involving:

  • Premises liability accidents
  • Third-party crime on premises
  • Transportation accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Product liability claims
  • Toxic torts
  • Fires and explosions
  • Medical malpractice

We have decades of trial experience, along with deep industry knowledge. We get results for our clients. Contact us as soon as possible if your company is being held legally liable in a personal injury claim for catastrophic injuries.

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Quality

The quality of our work comes from years of experience, knowing what works and out-working our opponents to get the job done.

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The lawyers of GOT place respect for the courts, the Bar and the legal profession as their highest obligation.

Experience

Together, the founders of GOT have tried nearly 250 jury trials to verdict. With that level of experience comes an entirely different perspective on civil litigation which few other firms can match.

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Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in attorney ratings, as AV rated, their highest ranking for strong legal ability and high ethical standards, along with Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers as top performers in their fields.

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