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Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that results in serious, permanent effects on the victim. A catastrophic injury often impacts the spine, spinal cord, or brain and usually happens suddenly, without any warning.

These types of injuries can severely devastate a family emotionally and financially. The serious nature of these accidents often requires significant ongoing medical treatment and personal care. In addition, the expense of a lifetime of rehabilitation and medical bills can add serious financial stress on a family. Your health is most important to us—our personal injury law firm is dedicated to helping families adjust to the life changes that develop. Our team can provide legal relief if you’re seeking a lawyer due to serious injury.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries:

Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Serious head injuries
  • Traumatic brain Injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Accidental amputation
  • Eye injury
  • Severe internal bleeding
  • Serious neck injury
  • Severe burns
  • Damage to organs
  • Paralysis

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Catastrophic Personal Injuries May Require A Person To:

  • Require full-time assistance
  • Experience a change in personality
  • No longer move voluntarily
  • Lose the ability to work
  • Have speech problems
  • Have comprehension problems
  • Have chronic pain

You Can Recover Costs For:

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future wages
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • General damages

What Can HSPRD Do For You?

  • Ensure proper medical care.Your health and well-being are our number one priority. We will ensure that you are receiving the proper medical attention.
  • Visit at home and/or the hospital.If your injury affects your ability to come to us, then we will come to you. Our on-staff investigators will travel directly to your home or hospital to make your recovery as easy as possible.
  • Get results. We will provide the best opportunity for the insurance company or jury to appreciate the permanent effects the catastrophic injury has had on you and your family.

We are available on a 24/7 basis. Give us a call at 312.719.0507

Call our Chicagoland personal injury law firm to get the claim you are entitled to.

Frequently Asked Questions


When it comes to making this decision we ask our clients to keep in mind that defendants frequently have teams of attorneys on staff prepared to find ways to pay out as little as possible on every claim. So why not hire an accomplished team of attorneys who focus on personal injury litigation and workers’ compensation to level the playing field for you?

The value of your case depends greatly on the evidence provided. You may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages caused. Some of these damages may include:

  • Past medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

In most cases, yes, your personal injury lawsuit has to be filed in a courthouse within a certain period of time or it is forever barred in Illinois. A typical personal injury case must be filed within two years. Exceptions to that rule include filing against a municipality, which must be filed within one year, or filing a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, which has to be filed within three years. It is important to get an attorney involved as early as possible so we can best advise you.

Yes, you can file a case if you are undocumented in the workers’ compensation department as well as the personal injury department. We can defend your rights and recover fair compensation for you.

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Negligence is the main cause of the majority of accidents we see. You may be faced with teams of attorneys defending someone who is clearly in the wrong. Don’t wait, let HSPRD’s personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers help you get the compensation you deserve. We are available 24/7 and you can reach us at 312.719.0507.

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