Utah Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Legal Support in Utah & Throughout the United States
A catastrophic injury to someone in your family will affect everyone’s future. A traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury, or multiple fractures that require surgery can completely change a life. Fighting for the full and fair money damages from the party responsible for the accident means that your lawyer will need to understand the total financial impact of the injury over the course of a lifetime. Our own attorney, Jeff Metler, spent part of his childhood in a wheelchair and understands the complicated emotions you may be feeling.
If someone in your family has been in an accident and suffered life-changing injuries, you need a personal injury lawyer who cares about how your family will face the future. Jeff Metler and his team care and are dedicated to helping the catastrophically injured fight for the full compensation they deserve.
What Are Catastrophic Injuries & How Do They Occur?
What separates catastrophic injuries from other injuries is that they’re longer-lasting and often transform the lives of victims. Someone who suffers whiplash in a car accident, for example, can heal in a matter of days or weeks, but someone who receives a blow to the head may experience brain damage and lose their memory, cognitive abilities, motor functions, and more.
Any accident can cause catastrophic injuries if it’s serious enough, but motor vehicle accidents are frequently associated with these claims. Individuals involved in trucking accidents are much more likely to suffer from catastrophic injuries because of the massive size of trucks. Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians caught in a car crash also tend to experience the most debilitating injuries because of their vulnerability. It’s not uncommon for some to experience internal organ damage or loss of limbs.
Contact Jeff Metler for a free consultation so he can fight to recover money damages for catastrophic injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Closed head injury
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Herniated disc
- Loss of limbs
- Multiple fractures
- Internal organ damage
- Severe burns and scarring
Symptoms of Internal Bleeding
One of the most dangerous aspects of some catastrophic injuries is that they’re not always obvious. Some injuries, like loss of limbs in accidents, are instant and require immediate medical attention. However, some victims walk away from their accidents feeling “fine” and don’t seek medical help, only to wake up the next morning or week in severe pain. The longer you go without treating your injuries, the more serious and painful they can become. Internal bleeding is a catastrophic injury that is often not felt at first.
Below are some of the symptoms most associated with internal bleeding. If you’ve experienced any of the following after your accident, you should seek medical attention:
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blood coming from mouth, rectum, or in your stool or urine
- Bruising around navel area
- Pain in chest or abdomen
- Tingling in hands and feet
- Severe migraines
- Joint pain or swelling
Internal bleeding often occurs in the head, muscles and joints, or in the chest and abdomen. Only a doctor can run the blood work and CT scans needed to diagnose and treat your injuries.
Call Us When the Stakes Are High
Catastrophic injuries are often associated with high costs and damages. Rather than take a risk by handling your case alone or accepting the offer the at-fault party’s insurance company gives you, call Jeff Metler for a professional opinion.
Jeff Metler and his team are known for building strong relationships with clients and getting to know them on a personal level because they want to help. A life-changing head injury brings more than medical bills, pain, and suffering. The victim has an uncertain future and needs the resources to deal with what lies ahead. You may be worrying about how much it will cost over time to hire at-home nursing care to help you with your daily tasks. You may also wonder how you can expect to provide for your family when your injuries leave you disabled and out of a job.
When you meet with us, we can work to understand your situation and offer you options to begin healing.
Call (801) 349-1009 today to meet with Jeff Metler about your catastrophic injury wherever you are in Utah. We’re available to meet with you over video conference to discuss your options.