Pittsburgh, PA Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Award Winning Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Fight for Accident Victims and Their Families in Pittsburgh and Across Western PA
Catastrophic injuries can change every aspect of a person’s life. Even the simplest of tasks can present a challenge—and many catastrophic injury victims remain unable to work indefinitely. The strain on your mental health, family, and finances can be tremendous. When someone else’s actions caused this dramatic shift in your life, Pennsylvania law gives you the right to pursue a claim for compensation.
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our award-winning personal injury lawyers have been helping clients in Pennsylvania recover the maximum possible compensation for decades. We have used our well-honed negotiation skills and deep knowledge of the law to get fair compensation for hundreds of clients. Our lawyers are here to use those skills to your advantage.
The aftermath of a catastrophic injury can be painful, stressful, and confusing. When facing a long road to physical and emotional recovery, you need a lawyer you can trust by your side. We believe that catastrophic injuries do not spell the end. Our goal is to get our clients fair compensation to help them rebuild. Our lawyers will advocate on your behalf every step of the way so that you can focus on rebuilding your life.
To schedule your free and confidential case review, contact the experienced catastrophic injury lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC today.
Catastrophic Injuries in Pittsburgh, PA
A catastrophic injury is a type of injury that changes your ability to function in some fundamental way. Most catastrophic injury victims require extensive medical care, physical therapy and rehab to move forward in life. Examples of injuries that can be classified as catastrophic include:
Catastrophic injuries are often sustained in accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. Serious accidents can happen in a second and, even though no one intended to cause any harm, can leave the victim’s life permanently changed. Here are some examples of the types of catastrophic injury cases our lawyers handle:
Helping Catastrophic Injury Victims Get Full & Fair Compensation: Evaluating Both the Current & Future Cost of Your Injuries
A catastrophic injury is not something that you recover from after a few months of medical care. Most catastrophic injury victims are lucky to survive. Those who do survive can face years, if not a lifetime, of intense physical and emotional challenges.
Our lawyers fight to hold the responsible parties financially accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Whether through negotiations with the insurance company or by seeing your case through to trial by a judge and jury, we work to get compensation for:
- Current medical costs, including emergency room costs, surgeries, prescription drug costs and more
- Your future medical care
- Physical therapy
- Vocational/occupational therapy
- Long-term care
- The cost of in-home care and in-home modifications
- The cost of medical devices
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life for your family
- Emotional distress, including the cost of counseling for you and your family
- And more
Our lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC work with the best available experts so that we can present the strongest possible claim for compensation in your case. We work with medical experts, life care planners, financial experts and more to effectively convey the full extent of the damages that your family has suffered.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation for everything you did for us and also for the money we received in January.
Paul Lagnese came to my house to talk with me. That wouldn’t seem odd, except for the fact that I lived in Silver Spring, Maryland and he drove from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was very kind to me, considering the circumstances. I felt then, and still do, that he would do his absolute best for me, because he understood.
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Berger & Lagnese, LLC treated me with dignity and respect. I never felt like I was just a case file. I always felt like I was being treated a person. I highly recommend them to anyone who is injured by someone else.
Why Choose Berger & Lagnese, LLC?
Choosing a personal injury lawyer is difficult enough. When you are rebuilding your life after a catastrophic injury, it can be an even more stressful decision. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our lawyers want to make the legal process easier for our clients. We will walk you through your options and make sure you understand what to expect throughout the entire process.
Our lawyers offer:
- Resources to thoroughly investigate your accident and get the respected expert witnesses you need to support your claim for compensation.
- An award-winning staff that has been recognized with a perfect AV-rating by the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service, Super Lawyers and more.
- A proven track record of success, including in recovering some of the largest verdicts in Pittsburgh history for our injured clients.
- Dedication and support—we are proud to stand by your side every step of the way and help you get the assistance you need, including connecting you with respected doctors and specialists who can help with your treatment.
Schedule a Free Case Review with an Experienced Pittsburgh, PA Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Many patients who are recovering from catastrophic injuries are in need of immediate financial help—and might be tempted to take any settlement offer placed on the table. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we understand what you’re going through. We want to help you get your life on track as quickly as possible. We also want to make sure you get a settlement that is fair and won’t leave you in a situation where you need additional financial help in the future.
To learn more about how our Pittsburgh catastrophic injury lawyers can help in your case, call for a free case review today. We can discuss your options without any obligation on your part.
Frequently Asked Questions About Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits
FAQ: I’m already having financial problems and difficulty paying my medical bills. How much will a lawyer cost?
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our lawyers only collect attorneys’ fees if we win compensation in your case. You don’t have to pay us anything up front. This is called a contingency fee arrangement, which is relatively common in personal injury cases. To learn more, call us today.
FAQ: What is a statute of limitations? Does that apply in catastrophic injury cases?
A statute of limitations is the time limit on filing a lawsuit. Yes, the statute of limitations applies in catastrophic injury cases. You have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against the party that caused the accident. Exceptions do exist for minors and in certain medical malpractice cases where you did not know what caused the injury until much later. The severity of your injury, however, does not generally give you extra time.