Catastrophic injury is a term reserved for those injuries so severe that victims suffer serious, long-term repercussions in addition to immediate physical harm. Victims may lose their ability to earn a living or to perform the routine tasks of daily life. Family members may be left with the lifelong burden of providing comprehensive care to a loved one – and family relationships and finances may suffer as a result.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a catastrophic injury in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Edmonds, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Renton, Lynnwood, Federal Way, Burien, Everett, Auburn, Kent, Issaquah, Tacoma or anywhere in Washington State, and you need legal representation or advice, contact Kenneth Selander, Jr. today by calling toll-free at 1-800-734-0404 or submit an online contact form.
What types of injuries are considered catastrophic?
Catastrophic injuries can include a number of different injury categories. The main medical conditions that meet the description of “catastrophic” include:
- Spinal Cord Injury – may cause paralysis, impaired limb and impaired breathing functions, often requiring breathing tubes or other assisted breathing devices.
- Traumatic Brain Injury – may cause loss of certain body functions, including limb function and brain damage, or impaired emotional and mental functioning.
- Serious Burn Injuries – may cause significant facial scarring and disfigurement, painful skin conditions, and the inability to regulate body temperatures.
- Limb loss including amputation – causing impaired or lost mobility, and often requiring prosthetics or other replacement devices.
Kenneth Selander, Jr. of Selander O’Brien PLLC has represented injury victims in Washington for more than two decades, and we know that catastrophic injuries caused by negligence or wrongful behavior demand justice. We’ve worked with victims of TBI (traumatic brain injury) who have lost their ability to perform even the most basic mental and physical functions – and we’ve seen the burden placed on their loved ones.
Caring for victims of catastrophic injuries is no small task, and treatment costs can quickly add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Family finances can be decimated by injuries caused by dangerous working conditions, car accidents, and other preventable incidents. Your family shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s negligence. If a catastrophic injury caused the death of a loved one, a wrongful death suit can hold the liable parties legally accountable and help provide financial security for your family.
With more than 20 years of experience in all kinds of injury claims, Kenneth Selander, Jr. has built his reputation aggressively and ethically fighting for the legal rights of victims and their families. In fact, Washington Law & Politics Magazine has named Kenneth Selander, Jr. a SuperLawyer. That honor is conferred on only the top 5% of attorneys in Washington State.
When you contact the law firm of Selander O'Brien PLLC, you ensure that your case receives the full commitment of a skilled legal team. We have earned high marks from our clients. Here's what one client had to say: "Every decision we made on my case was done in partnership and I felt a sense that he was not just an attorney in it for the money. My experience of Ken is one of professionalism with a lot of personal caring and attention to the details."
We handle each case on an individual level, and we treat you and your family with the respect and compassion you deserve. We also do not charge attorney fees unless we recover damages for your case. If you or a loved one has suffered from a catastrophic injury in Seattle or the surrounding communities, contact Kenneth Selander, Jr. today by calling 1-800-734-0404 toll-free or submit an online contact form.