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Grand Rapids, MI Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Holland catastrophic injury lawyer

Attorney For Victims of Life-Altering, Catastrophic Injuries in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon County

Any unexpected injury can result in inconvenience and a difficult recovery process, but in the most severe accidents, victims can suffer catastrophic injuries that alter the course of the rest of their lives. Catastrophic injuries are extremely costly from not only a financial standpoint, but also a personal standpoint, as they make it impossible for someone to return to the quality of life they enjoyed before the accident happened.

At John D. Tallman, PLC, we know that your life will never be the same after a catastrophic injury, but if your injury was caused by another party's negligence, you deserve to be fully compensated for all the damages inflicted. We have served injury victims in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas for nearly 40 years, and we are committed to helping you get the recovery you need to make your life more manageable. We understand that up-front attorney fees often only add to your stress, so we only require compensation if we are able to achieve a successful result for you.

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury that permanently impacts your health, livelihood, and enjoyment of life is considered catastrophic. Examples of catastrophic injuries for which we can help you seek compensation include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries that interfere with regular mental functions
  • Spinal cord injuries that cause full or partial paralysis
  • Loss of limbs that prevent you from performing activities as you did before the accident
  • Damage to your sight or hearing that affects your ability to work and your day-to-day life
  • Burns, scarring, or disfigurement that permanently impacts your physical appearance

Causes of Catastrophic Injuries in West Michigan

Many kinds of accidents have the potential to be catastrophic, and we have experience with serious personal injury cases resulting from a wide range of situations, some of which include:

Help From a Grand Rapids Personal Injury Attorney

With the extent of the damages caused by catastrophic injuries, you may require an aggressive approach in order to obtain all of the compensation you deserve. When you work with Attorney John Tallman, he can give you the best possible chance at a successful outcome by offering help in the following ways:

  1. Gathering and preserving evidence of the other party's negligence. Whether the at-fault party was a driver, a business owner, a product manufacturer, a dog owner, or anyone else, we can help you identify who was responsible by collecting evidence including pictures and video of the scene of the accident, police reports, business records, and more.
  2. Documenting your injuries and their lasting impacts. Photographs of your injuries at the time of the accident and throughout the following months can help us build your case as well. We will also help you keep track of medical records from emergency care, rehabilitation and therapy, medication, and any other ongoing treatment you have received. Testimony from you and your family and friends can also speak to how your injuries have kept you from returning to your previous quality of life.
  3. Identifying all damages for which compensation may be owed. In the case of a catastrophic injury, you can pursue compensation for all of your medical expenses, but this may only scratch the surface. You also may be entitled to recovery for your lost income and earning capacity if you have been unable to return to work after the accident. Additionally, you can seek pain and suffering damages if you continue to experience chronic pain and emotional distress, or if your injuries have affected your ability to enjoy life or maintain meaningful personal relationships and companionship.
  4. Representing you in negotiations and litigation. Our first approach is usually to attempt a fair resolution through a settlement negotiation with the at-fault parties. However, due to the large dollar amounts involved in catastrophic injury cases, a settlement may not always be possible, in which case we will use our courtroom experience to fight for you throughout the course of a trial.

Contact a Kent County Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

You need an attorney who understands the severity of catastrophic injuries and knows how to build a strong case for full and fair compensation. Contact us today at 616-361-8850 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Grand Haven, and throughout Kent County, Ottawa County, Muskegon County, and throughout West Michigan.

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