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Catastrophic Injuries

Detroit Lakes Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Catastrophic Injury Claims Managed with Care

When you are catastrophically injured, your entire future can seem uncertain. You can always depend on the reliability, professionalism, and compassion of Maring Williams Law Office and our Detroit Lakes catastrophic injury lawyers. As soon as you can after being in a devastating accident, call us at (218) 228-6332 to let us know what happened. If we can begin your claim early, then we can take the initiative and possibly catch insurance companies off-center.

Identifying Catastrophic Injuries: What Qualifies?

While every type of injury is a serious situation, only certain types of injuries are considered “catastrophic.” In most legal and medical terms, an injury is catastrophic if it causes the victim to suffer an immediate disability or if it is never expected to fully heal.

With this definition in mind, catastrophic injury claims often involve:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): A person living with a brain injury can experience any number of serious health complications. Memory loss, mood swings, and reduced musculoskeletal control are all common symptoms of a TBI, but there are many more.
  • Spinal cord injury: Even low-speed collisions and falls from short heights can cause a severe spinal cord injury. If the spinal cord is injured severely, then it may cause immediate and permanent paralysis.
  • Third-degree burns: Severe burn injuries are not only extremely painful, but they are also life-threatening. Survivors of third-degree burns are often disfigured for the rest of their lives, which can trigger mental health difficulties long after the burn heals as much as possible.
  • Amputations: Violent car accidents and caught-in/between accidents can result in an amputation of a limb. Many amputation injury claims originate from industrial settings, like oilfield accidents involving heavy machinery and equipment.

Advanced Medical Care for Catastrophic Injury Recovery

To try to lessen the lasting effects of a catastrophic injury, extensive medical care can be used. For example, someone with a spine injury might undergo various intensive surgeries. Or people with a brain injury might require months or years of physical therapy to regain certain abilities, like dexterous control of their hands. Intricate diagnostic testing can also be used to determine the extent of a catastrophic injury if it is not already known.

While these medical procedures are useful, they are also expensive. Your healthcare insurance will likely hit its cap well before you are ever given a doctor’s approval to explore testing and treatment options. To make the most of your situation and utilize as many forms of medical care as possible, you should file a claim against the party that caused your catastrophic injury, effectively putting the cost of your care on their shoulders.

Securing Full Compensation for Catastrophic Injury Victims

We will want to secure every cent to pay for your damages, including:

  • Emergency medical care and hospitalization
  • Lifelong medical treatments, as mentioned previously
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Pain, suffering, and emotional trauma
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Lessened life expectancy

While you do your best to recover, we can dig into the details of your claim to carefully calculate your total damages. This level of care has been shown to all of our clients ever since we first opened our doors. It would be our honor to be able to support you in this way as well.

You can begin your claim with a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.

Successful Verdicts & Settlements

Victories On Behalf of Our Clients & Community
  • Oilfield Accident $1.8 Million Settlement

    Our client experienced a catastrophic ankle injury resulting in multiple surgeries while working on a work over rig in the Bakken Oilfields. He suffers from permanent damage to his right ankle and this recovery will help defer the cost of future treatment and decrease in future earning potential.

  • Rear-Ended Car Accident $2.35 Million

    Our client was rear-ended while stopped on the highway and sustained significant injuries to his back, ribs and lung.

  • Car Accident and Tractor-Trailer Accident $2.25 million

    Our client was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with a semi-tractor on a highway.


Our Values

How We Provide Exceptional Legal Service to Our Cleints
  • Integrity

    We abide by a strong code of ethics in serving our clients & our communities.

  • Respect

    We respect our clients & their time, & we are committed to being responsive to their questions & needs.

  • Compassion

    We care about every client who walks through our doors and will stop at nothing to fight for them.

  • Professionalism

    We have more than 150 years of combined experience - and we're just getting started.

  • Excellence

    We are proud to be one of the region's most-trusted and respected personal injury law firms.

  • Commitment

    We are committed to not only fighting for your recovery, but to guiding you through the entire process.

Client Testimonials

Success Stories From Members of Our Community
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    - Donna L.
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    - S.A.
  • “I really enjoyed working with Jim and team!”

    - Nicole A.
  • “The insurance companies would never treat us fairly without great attorneys like you and your team at Maring Williams Law Office!”

    - M.B.
  • “Everything was explained to me in detail and I felt just as much apart of the legal process as he was. I can't recommend the Maring Williams enough. Amazing people.”

    - H.D.