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Catastrophic Injuries

What Is Considered Negligence in Personal Injury Cases?

When you are injured in an accident, you are probably wondering how to go about making a claim and seeking compensation for your injuries. After you obtain a personal injury attorney, it will be their job to prove negligence from another party and how this negligence directly caused your injuries. Once they are able to do this, you will then be able to seek compensation to help pay for the

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Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Secure $38.5 Million Jury Verdict for Victim of Catastrophic Injury

After a five-day jury trial, a Cherokee County, Kansas jury returned a verdict for Kara Hansen on February 2, 2018, for $38,500,000.00. Roger Johnson and Anna Pace of the law firm Johnson, Vorhees, and Martucci represented Ms. Hansen, a 20-year-old resident from Riverton, Kansas. Ms. Hansen was catastrophically injured on April 9, 2014, when her custom 1966 Ford Mustang was struck in the rear by Corbin Hamilton, formerly from Pittsburg,

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What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?

After a particularly violent accident – whether it be a car accident, motorcycle accident, medical malpractice incident, and so on – a person may be said to have suffered catastrophic injuries. For many people, the thought of being injured seriously in any way can seem catastrophic. Why, then, is this distinction sometimes made? By medical and legal definitions, a catastrophic injury is an injury that immediately causes significant harm to

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Common Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Treatments

A spinal cord injury is a type of serious injury that causes damage to the collection of nerves in a person’s spine, causing varying levels of paralysis. It is estimated that approximately 12,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries each year, equating to about 30 injuries per day. Injuries of this type often occur as a result of trauma from auto collisions, slip and falls, gunshots, sports-related accidents, and birth injuries,

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Damages in a Catastrophic Injury Claim

A personal injury of any type can set you back financially as well as cause you undue pain and suffering. Litigation surrounding a standard personal injury case can still be complex and require a careful eye for detail and a tenacious lawyer by the plaintiff’s side. By definition, catastrophic or serious injuries are personal injuries that last a lifetime, cause total debilitation of the victim, or damage the spine or

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