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Catastrophic Injuries

Manchester Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Handling Cases That Involve Life-Changing Injuries

If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury, you know how difficult it can be to move forward or even just “get back” to how things were before the accident. You might not be able to earn a livable income, continue your education, or even care for yourself. As the problems add up, so can the financial strain. However, if your catastrophic injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be able to demand compensation from them—and Shaheen and Gordon, P.A. can help.

With a team of 50+ attorneys and a firm history dating back to 1981, Shaheen and Gordon is one of New Hampshire’s most trusted law firms. Bring your catastrophic injury case to us, so we can help you figure out the best way to get it started. Using our vast resources and positive reputation, we can investigate the accident that left you severely injured, work with outside experts, and confidently represent you in and out of court. When you’re seriously hurt, rely on serious representation like ours.

To talk to a Manchester catastrophic injury attorney, call (603) 635-4099 and ask for a FREE case consultation.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injury has a variety of medical, legal, and everyday definitions, but it is widely regarded as one that permanently changes the victim’s, patient’s, or plaintiff’s life. Catastrophic injuries can be caused by virtually any serious accident or incident, too, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, boating accidents, trip/slip and fall cases, nursing home abuse, fires and explosions, defective products, dangerous medical devices, unsafe pharmaceuticals, and sexual abuse. Regardless of how your catastrophic injury happened, you can count on Shaheen and Gordon in Manchester to guide you through the case and legal work.

We can handle claims and lawsuits that involve these types of catastrophic injuries and more:

  • Traumatic brain injury(TBI): A traumatic brain injury is sometimes considered the worst type of catastrophic injury. Damage to the brain can cause permanent cognitive impairments and physical disabilities.
  • Spinal cord injury: Even slight damage to the spinal cord can cause permanent paralysis. If the injury is high up on the spinal cord, it can cause paralysis of all four limbs and potentially some internal organs.
  • Severe burns: A third-degree burn has a high chance of causing permanent scarring, potential health complications, and even death.
  • Amputation: Losing a limb in an accident or due to a medical provider’s mistakes is traumatic. Compensation can help you regain financial stability. A positive case result might even include expenses to acquire advanced prosthetics.
  • Soft tissue injury: Injuries to joints, tendons, nerves, and other soft tissues can result in chronic and permanent pain and reduced mobility.
  • Sensory loss: Hearing and vision loss are catastrophic injuries because the loss of such important senses is life-changing.

Psychological Distress Caused by a Catastrophic Injury

As we build a catastrophic injury claim for a client, we consider all the ways their injury has changed their life. While considering physical injuries and disabilities is crucial to making a strong claim, we are also sure to pay attention to the psychological distress caused by a catastrophic injury and violent accident. Many people suffer from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to a catastrophic, life-changing injury; all these mental health concerns can be important factors when building your claim, especially when calculating its value.

What is the Value of a Catastrophic Injury Case?

The value or “worth” of a catastrophic injury claim is how much you should recover as compensation from the defendant based on your injuries and losses.

Compensation in a catastrophic injury claim will typically cover losses related to:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Costs incurred as a result of living with a disability
  • Shortened life expectancy
  • Decreased enjoyment of life

It is common for a catastrophic injury claim’s value to be much higher than the value of a claim involving a less severe injury. The final value of a claim and what can be recovered cannot be guaranteed by any legal team. Every case and the details that go into it are unique, so the case’s value will also be unique. At Shaheen and Gordon, we never make empty promises to our clients, but we do always fight as hard as we can to get the largest amount of compensation possible in every case.

How Shaheen and Gordon Can Help You

You might understandably not want to go to court while pursuing compensation for your injury claim. Our Manchester catastrophic injury attorneys have decades of collective legal experience, so we know how to negotiate for a fair settlement, even against the toughest of defendants.

There will always be a chance that the defendant in your case refuses to settle and won’t accept any responsibility for their negligence and your injuries. If that happens, your catastrophic injury case might escalate to a lawsuit that results in a trial in front of a jury. Shaheen and Gordon has a history of litigation success and our lawyers know how to navigate a courtroom, which not every firm can say. You don’t have to worry about where your case goes because we will always be right there beside you with the experience to handle any situation.

Our complete representation can handle the following and more:

  • Accident or incident investigations
  • Evidence collection and analysis
  • Liability determination
  • Compensation calculation
  • Claim preparation and filing
  • Settlement negotiations
  • In-court litigation

Learn More About Your Options During a Free Consultation

You deserve compensation after a catastrophic injury, as well as compassionate legal counsel that genuinely cares about your recovery. By choosing Shaheen and Gordon in Manchester, New Hampshire, you will place your case in the hands of trusted catastrophic injury attorneys who genuinely want to see you succeed. Fighting for the wrongfully harmed has been our passion since 1981 and we would be honored to fight for you, too.

Call (603) 635-4099 to ask for help with your case today.

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Real Results for Real People

When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting
  • Trucking Accident Causing Death Settlement $15 Million

    $15 Million settlement in trucking accident causing death

  • Wrongful Death Auto Accident $6 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Auto Accident Led to Wrongful Death $2.8 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million

    D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.

  • Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million

    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

  • Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million

    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

  • Car Strikes & Injures Motorcycle Passenger $1.25 Million

    Car runs a stop sign and strikes motorcycle on which plaintiff is riding as a passenger causing serious, permanent injuries.

  • Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million

    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million

    Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.

  • Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million

    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.

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