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Widely renowned malpractice and personal injury attorneys addressing the long-term disabilities and needs of victims of catastrophic injury

Any act of negligence — from texting while driving to negligent medical treatment — can cause injuries that change victims’ lives forever. The long-term or permanent disabilities caused by catastrophic injuries take a profound emotional toll on both the victims and the family members who love and care for them. In addition, the related expenses are financially devastating.

Anyone who suffers debilitating injuries that could have been avoided with a reasonable degree of care has the right to hold negligent parties responsible through legal action. Catastrophic injury claims require a law firm with in-depth legal knowledge and medical resources to develop a compelling and effective legal case. Each attorney at the law firm of Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC is part of a legal team that combines in-house medical professionals, a network of additional medical resources and 200 years of collective experience. The Olender law firm has the extra distinct advantage of employing a physician/lawyer and nurse/lawyer to help us prepare the case and point us in the right direction. We are dedicated to helping victims seek justice in these complex cases.

Common types of catastrophic injuries

Any severe injury may be a catastrophic event that qualifies for full compensation of past, current, and future anticipated expenses, pain, suffering, disabilities, lost earnings capacity, etc. The most common catastrophic personal injury claims involve:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI): Although not all head injuries are severe, those that result in catastrophic damage to the brain can cause long-term or permanent changes to thinking, language and sensory abilities. They also increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other age-related brain disorders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the year 2000 alone, TBI cost Americans about $76.5 billion in medical and indirect costs.

Spinal cord injury (SCI): The delicate spinal cord contains nerves that transmit signals between the brain and the rest of the body. As such, SCI damage can leave victims with temporary or permanent paralysis or loss of control over virtually any bodily function. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates lifetime costs ranging from $500,000 to $3 million per person.

Catastrophic injury victims deserve full compensation under the law. People who suffer any form of catastrophic injury caused by the negligence of others should not have to pay out of pocket for the expenses related to the injury. The law allows victims to pursue expenses and losses such as:

  • Past, current and future anticipated medical and therapeutic treatments
  • Lost time from work as well as the loss of future income due to disability
  • Costs of personal health and home care
  • Psychological costs to victims and family members
  • Pain and suffering, disfigurement, bodily and mental and emotional disabilities

Catastrophic injury legal actions require attorneys with the skills and experience to prove liability and the full extent of damages. The legal team at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC has an impressive track record of success pursuing these complex claims for injured clients.

Let our team help you

Contact us to see the difference our exceptional legal team can make in your case and in your life. There is no risk in calling, as the firm does not charge a consultation fee and generally works on a contingent (percentage) fee arrangement, where no legal fees are paid if money is not recovered on your behalf. We practice in District of Columbia and Maryland courts.

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