Catastrophic Injury

St. Louis Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Injury Victims

If you or a family member were seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, then you need an advocate you can trust to get you the compensation you deserve for your losses. Our St. Louis catastrophic injury lawyers are dedicated to winning your case and making sure you get more than enough money to cover your medical care, pay your bills, and have plenty left over to help you through your pain and suffering.

At SWMW Law, we have dedicated our careers to serving the needs of our clients suffering the physical, mental, and emotional trauma of catastrophic injuries caused by negligence. We recognize that this may be the first time you may have had to deal with the legal system, so we will take the time to explain each step of the process, answer questions, and help guide you to justice. Our team is made up of passionate, driven professionals who fight to hold accountable those responsible for harming you. 

Many of our attorneys have prior experience defending insurance companies against people who were injured and will use this insider knowledge to your benefit. We have developed strategies and tactics to successfully hold these companies accountable, and with over $750 million recovered for our clients to date, our track record speaks for itself. 

Catastrophic Injury Cases We Handle

When you first meet with us, we will carefully review what happened, determine who is liable, and walk you through all available legal options for recovering compensation. 

Our St. Louis catastrophic injury attorneys have handled cases involving:

Call (855) 744-1922 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation today. 

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    - John L.
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    - Lois M.
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    - Jeanne M.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a severe injury that results in long-term or permanent damage to the victim's body or mind. These injuries often have significant and life-altering consequences, impacting the individual's ability to perform daily activities, work, or maintain relationships. 

Common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can result in paralysis, loss of sensation, and impaired motor function. These injuries often lead to permanent disabilities and may require extensive medical care and rehabilitation.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): TBIs occur when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Depending on the severity, TBIs can lead to cognitive impairment, memory loss, personality changes, and physical disabilities.
  • Loss of Limbs: Amputations or severe limb injuries can occur due to accidents, trauma, or medical conditions. Losing a limb can significantly impact a person's mobility, independence, and quality of life.
  • Severe Burns: Burns that cover a large portion of the body or penetrate deep tissue can cause long-term physical disabilities, disfigurement, and psychological trauma. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment, including skin grafts and reconstructive surgery.
  • Multiple Fractures: Injuries involving multiple or complex fractures to bones can result in chronic pain, limited mobility, and long-term disability. Fractures may require surgical intervention and prolonged rehabilitation to regain function.

What are the long-term effects of catastrophic injuries?

The long-term effects of catastrophic injuries can vary depending on the type and severity of the injury. They may include chronic pain, permanent disabilities, loss of mobility, cognitive impairment, emotional distress, and decreased quality of life.

How do catastrophic injuries impact daily life?

Catastrophic injuries can significantly impact an individual's ability to perform daily activities, work, and engage in recreational pursuits. They may require assistance with tasks, modifications to living spaces, and ongoing medical care and support.

What are the financial implications of catastrophic injuries?

Catastrophic injuries can lead to substantial financial burdens due to medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and ongoing care needs. In some cases, individuals may also face expenses related to home modifications, assistive devices, and specialized treatments.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Missouri?

You must file your injury lawsuit against the negligent party before the statute of limitations expires. In Missouri, the statute of limitations is generally five years, so you have five years from the date you were injured to start the legal process. In cases involving wrongful death, you have three years from the date of the victim’s passing to file a claim on their behalf. If your case involves a government defendant, you usually only have 90 days to pursue a claim. You will be barred from recovering compensation if you miss the applicable deadline, so do not wait to discuss your options with a legal professional.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover in a Missouri Injury Claim?

In Missouri, compensatory damages are divided into three categories: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Economic damages compensate victims for financial losses that can be easily calculated, while non-economic damages are awarded for intangible consequences. Punitive damages are rare but are intended to punish the defendant beyond what is necessary to compensate the victim and discourage similar behavior in the future. We can help you understand how these distinctions apply to your case and what you can expect to recover.

Our team will fight to obtain full and fair compensation for all of your losses, including:

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • American Association for Justice
  • MATA
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

What to Expect When You Choose SWMW Law

We believe that accountability matters, and our legal professionals are committed to making the process of getting justice through an injury claim as easy, convenient, and painless as possible. We will be there to support you throughout each stage of the legal process and make sure you are fully informed about what we are doing to protect and advance your interests. 

When you choose us, you can expect the following:

  • We will come to you if you cannot come to us.
  • You will pay no legal fees unless we secure a favorable verdict or settlement.
  • Our team will work quickly to investigate your situation and proceed with filing a lawsuit, often within two weeks of our first meeting. 
  • Our attorneys will always seek maximum compensation.
  • You will have our full attention, and we will make ourselves available to respond to any concerns that may arise. 
  • We will treat you and your family with compassion and respect.

By hiring our team, you not only get an experienced group of legal professionals but also skilled advocates who care about your story. Contact us online or call (855) 744-1922 to explore your legal options today.

Because We Are Different.
  • Decades of Cumulative Experience
    Our team is comprised of dozens of highly talented and experienced attorneys ready to fight for your best outcome.
  • Thousands of Clients Represented
    Over the course of our firm's experience, we have helped thousands of victims and their families recover.
  • National Reach
    We come to you wherever you are in the United States to help you and your family recover.
  • Resources + Personal Attention
    A senior partner of our firm will be involved in your case, utilizing a team approach with massive resources uniquely applied to your case.
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