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Catastrophic Injuries

Chicago Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Ready to Help with Severe Injury Cases

Walner Law in Chicago is used to handling serious injury cases for our clients. If you have been catastrophically injured, then you know you can count on us to build your case and pursue the most compensation possible in your name. It could be possible that you are owed tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars from the party that caused your injury. Some catastrophic injury cases are worth even more. Don’t leave that money unclaimed by not handling your case correctly. Leave it up to us!

Call (312) 313-2888 now to speak to a Chicago catastrophic injury attorney.

Catastrophic Injuries Defined

All injuries will feel serious when they happen to you. But not all injuries are catastrophic by definition or when considered in the context of a personal injury case.

A catastrophic injury can be defined as an injury that:

  • Prevents the victim from holding gainful employment; or,
  • Permanently disabled the victim in a significant capacity; or,
  • Potentially threatens the life and livelihood of the victim.

There are many types of catastrophic injuries when considering these definitions. Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations are among the most common and severe catastrophic injuries. Chronic illnesses, sensory loss like blindness or deafness, and permanent scars in visible areas are also catastrophic.

Significant Compensation for Catastrophic Injury Claimants

Catastrophic injuries will call for significant medical treatment. They can also disrupt all aspects of a victim’s life for years if not permanently. When both of these issues are considered, the value of a catastrophic injury claim can be steep.

Economic damages available in a catastrophic injury claim can include:

  • Years or a lifetime of lost wages and reduced income capacity.
  • Medical costs for all treatments, including those that are necessary for the future.
  • Nursing care costs if you require daily or frequent assistance from an in-home nurse.

Non-economic damages available in a catastrophic injury claim can include:

  • Pain and suffering you have endured due to the injury or illness.
  • Hardships you will endure due to permanent disabilities.
  • Your overall loss of enjoyment of life due to the troubles caused by your injury.

Our law firm will want to take ample time to calculate all of your damages as accurately as possible. We don’t want to leave a dollar behind, so you can demand the most compensation needed to give you a comfortable recovery and future. On the other side of the case, though, the opposing insurance company will not be happy that we are so careful with our damage calculations. It will want to give you the least amount of money possible, which might even mean no money at all. It will put up a serious fight as the value of your case climbs, but we will be ready.

We Know How to Hold Defendants Liable

Since 1961, our Chicago catastrophic injury attorneys have been there for people who have suffered unthinkable injuries due to the negligence of others. Let us put our decades of collective legal experience to good use for your case. We can move your claim forward and demand the most compensation available in your name, whether the case can be settled in a conference room or must go to court for litigation.

Speak with our law firm. Start by arranging a free consultation today.

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OUR VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

There Is No Substitute for Results
  • Loss of Legs in a Conveyor Belt Accident $23.5 Million
  • Permanent Spinal Cord Injury from Auto Accident $21 Million
  • Wrongful Death of a Mom with 4-Year-Old Child $11 Million
  • Loss of Foot After Cement Truck Accident $10 Million
  • Wrongful Death in Swimming Pool Accident 7 Figures

    Swimming pool accident causing the death of a 12-year-old child.

  • Severe Brain Injury from Unmarked Dump Truck 7 Figures

    Verdict against a utility company and a municipality for leaving a dumpster on the street without any reflectors or lights, causing the client’s vehicle to strike the dumpster and our client to sustain a severe brain injury.

  • Mass Tort Against Municipality & Chemical Company 7 Figures

    Lead counsel in a mass tort action against a municipality and a chemical company.

  • Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000
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WHY HIRE WALNER LAW?

How We Make the Difference for Our Clients
  • Experience on Your Side

    Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.

  • Thousands of Clients Helped

    Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our firm has recovered over $100 millions for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.

  • Client-Focused Approach

    We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.

  • An Extensive Network of Support

    Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
  • “Mr. Walner I am so grateful for your passion dedication and professionalism.”

    - Herbert
  • “Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”

    - Monica
  • “I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”

    - Denise