Catastrophic Injuries

Salt Lake City Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic Injury Claims in Utah

A serious accident can result in devastating, life-altering injuries. Known as “catastrophic injuries,” these injuries often lead to permanent impairment and significant physical, emotional, and financial hardships.

If you or your loved one has been catastrophically injured, you are likely going through a lot right now. Just trying to make sure you get the proper medical attention you need can be overwhelming. You shouldn’t have to also deal with the insurance company and fight for the fair compensation you are owed.

At Steele Adams Hosman, we have more than 35 years of combined experience representing individuals in complex personal injury claims. Our Salt Lake City catastrophic injury lawyers are prepared to handle every legal detail of your case, allowing you to focus on healing and moving forward with your life.

Did you suffer a severe injury as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct? Call Steele Adams Hosman at (801) 999-1506 to discuss your legal options during a free consultation.

What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic?”

Although any injury can greatly impact a person’s life, some are so severe they result in permanent, life-altering effects. These are known as “catastrophic” injuries.

Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation/loss of limb
  • Hearing loss
  • Eye injuries/vision loss
  • Bone fractures
  • Severe burns

Generally speaking, catastrophic injuries are those that lead to significant and/or permanent disfigurement, disability, dismemberment, or impairment. In Utah, catastrophic injuries typically meet the state’s “serious injury” threshold. This means that an individual who has suffered a catastrophic injury due to a motor vehicle accident can go outside the state’s no-fault car insurance system and file an injury claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company or bring a lawsuit directly against the liable party.

How Are Catastrophic Injury Claims Different Than Regular Personal Injury Claims?

Catastrophic injury cases are similar to standard personal injury claims with some key differences. Like regular personal injury claims, catastrophic injury claims can arise from any type of accident or traumatic event.

Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:

The main difference between typical personal injury claims and those involving catastrophic injuries is the severity of the damage. In turn, more severe injuries have several effects.

Specifically, victims of catastrophic injuries typically experience:

  • Higher medical expenses
  • Greater loss of earning capacity
  • More extensive lost wages/income
  • Profounder pain and suffering

Overall, catastrophic injury cases tend to be higher in value than standard personal injury claims. As a result, victims are likely to experience considerable challenges in recovering fair compensation. Insurance companies do not like to pay out high-value claims and will often do everything they can to dispute, devalue, or deny these claims.

Why You Need an Experienced Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Due to the complexity of these cases and the likelihood of challenges when working with the insurance company, it is important that you work with a knowledgeable attorney if you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury. What’s more, you should seek out an attorney with specific experience handling these types of claims.

At Steele Adams Hosman, our Salt Lake City catastrophic injury lawyers have helped countless clients navigate the legal process. We are tenacious when it comes to fighting for every penny our clients are owed, and we are always prepared to go to trial if that’s what it takes to secure a fair result. Our team can guide you through each stage of the process and handle every last detail so that you can focus on getting the medical attention you need. You can trust our team to be there for you every step of the way, providing the compassionate, personalized representation you deserve.

Learn How Our Firm Can Help You with Your Case

We recognize that no amount of financial compensation can undo the trauma you have been through or the challenges you are facing. However, we believe that you deserve justice, and we have seen firsthand how a fair settlement or jury verdict can provide catastrophically injured individuals and their families with the monetary resources they need to move forward with their lives.

When you trust your case to Steele Adams Hosman, you will receive the dedicated legal support you need. We always offer direct communication from your attorney; you will never be passed off to a paralegal or assistant.

Contact us online or call our office at (801) 999-1506 today to request a free consultation. Hablamos español.

Let Our Firm Fight For You

At Steele Adams Hosman, we are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. Call our team today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. There is no fee unless we win your case!

Millions Recovered For Our Clients

Let Us Fight For the Recovery You Deserve
  • Jury Trial $2.8 Million

    Trial verdict in excess of $2.8 Million.

  • Motion for Summary Judgment $800,000

    Judgment for $800,000.

  • Medical Malpractice $775,000

    Our attorneys tripled the initial offer in this case.

  • Motor Vehicle Crash $300,000

    Settlement for our client that was injured in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Motor Vehicle Crash $97,000

    Jury verdict in minor impact soft tissue case.

  • Motor Vehicle Crash Confidential Settlement

    Settlement for our client that was 10x the initial offer.

  • Motor Vehicle Crash Confidential Settlement

    Our attorneys were able to settle this case for 25 times the initial offer.

  • Motor Vehicle Crash Confidential Settlement

    Our team settled this case for 4x the insurance policy limits.

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What Our Clients Are Saying
  • “Justin was very professional and transparent to what was going on with the case. I would recommend Justin or anyone he associates with in a heartbeat.”

    - Nate L.
  • “Jeff walked me through the whole process, making it pleasant and painless. I would recommend this law firm highly to anyone and everyone.”

    - Jon A.
  • “We have used Chase Adams extensively as our legal counsel for the past several years. I have recommended Chase to family and friends who are in need of legal services. He is very organized and efficient, and understands the law & does his research.”

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  • “Justin and Chase are amazing attorneys. There’s not many attorneys that will keep your best interest in mind, but they are definitely the ones.”

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  • “Justin turned my sleepless nights and sick stomach to a level of comfort. I feel he went above and beyond what is expected of your attorney. Thanks Justin!”

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Why Choose Steele Adams Hosman?

  • Millions of Dollars in Compensation Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • We've Helped Hundreds of Satisfied Clients
  • We Offer Free Initial Consultations, and There is No Fee Unless We Win Your Case
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