Catastrophic injury lawyer

Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Puyallup, WA

Most times, clients come through our doors with injuries that heal over time. This time allows most people the ability to return to what their lives were before suffering a personal injury.

Unfortunately, sometimes clients are not able to heal from their injuries suffered in an accident. Sometimes time isn’t enough.

Sometimes people are involved in accidents that are much more severe, resulting in catastrophic injuries.

There is no margin for error when people are told by doctors that they will never be able to walk again, may have to live life with a prosthetic limb, or may not be able to return to what their lives were before they were victims of an accident.

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At the Law Office of Sofia Miguel, we understand that time does not heal all wounds when facing catastrophic injuries. Our experience will help guide you through this period to help ensure that the times ahead are ones to look forward to.

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Attorney Sofia K. Miguel guarantees that you will never write a check to our office under Sofia’s “No Fee Guarantee.” Any initial consultation is free and if your case is selected, then Sofia will also cover all court costs as they accrue during your case.

Common Types of Catastrophic Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury or TBI happens when a person’s brain is damaged because of an impact, some type or injury, or the deprivation of oxygen. Sometimes these injuries can lead to lifetime cognitive or motor impairment, or even a coma state.

Spinal Cord Injury

An injury to a person’s spinal cord can damage the ability for the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. When that happens, people can be paralyzed in different areas of the body or could result in total paralysis. A litany of accommodations will need to be made for victims of spinal cord injuries in the form of mobility devices and the need for home care.

Loss of Limbs

The loss of an arm or a leg is not only a physical injury, but also a mental one. Things that were once routine and normal are no longer so when someone loses a limb as the result of an accident. People who lose a limb will have to adapt to lost mobility and new challenges because of the use of prosthetic limbs.


Burns can vary in severity from mild to severe. Burns, however, are usually injuries that do not ever fully heal. Burns can lead to permanent health complications, physical limitations, and permanent disfigurement.

Organ Failure

When people suffer internal injuries in an accident, they can have devastating results. Organ failure is one of those devastating results. An injury like this might be one that you may not be able to see, but its effects cannot be avoided.

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Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Auto Accidents

Accidents that involve cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buses are the most common that we see every day on the road. In 2019, out of just over 100,000 car accidents, nearly 2000 of those accidents resulted in serious and catastrophic injuries in the state of Washington.

Bicycle Accidents

The placing of bicycles on the same road as cars routinely puts cyclists at serious risk for a catastrophic injury. What would be a minor accident between two vehicles could be catastrophic for a cyclist involved in the same type of accident with a vehicle.

Bus Accidents / Truck Accidents

Riding the bus has its dangers, and the most serious danger may be the risk of a serious accident. Being on the road also puts you at risk from large trucks. Trucks and Buses take up a lot of road and have the ability to injure a lot of people at the same time. Bus and Truck accidents can easily result in catastrophic injuries to victims.

Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle comes with unique dangers. Motorcycles are extremely light and fast, but don’t offer much protection to riders. Motorcycle accidents can easily result in permanent and life-altering catastrophic injuries.

Premises Liability / Slip and Fall

When you are on someone else’s property, they are generally required to maintain their property and make it safe for others. The injuries are usually very preventable, resulting from things like a wet floor or a loose handrail. Unfortunately, a simple slip and fall can result in a permanent injury.

Dog Bites

Dog bites can be both physically and emotionally traumatizing. A dog bite can result in a catastrophic injury when the victim is a small child or senior citizen.

Proving Your Catastrophic Injury Claim

A catastrophic injury cannot and should not be viewed in the same way as a regular personal injury claim. With a regular personal injury, a sum of money can generally take care of the costs associated with being involved in an accident.

With a catastrophic injury, however, money typically isn’t enough. Money can’t buy back the losses suffered in a catastrophic injury, but it can help with future medical costs, care, and therapy.

Catastrophic injury cases need to be viewed through the lens of trying to maximize the quality of life not only in the present, but more importantly in the future. A plan needs to be put into place in order to help clients manage their injuries and continue to live a fulfilling life.

In order to do this effectively, you need to seek the advice of an experienced attorney who understands the obstacles and difficulties in representing clients with permanent and life-altering injuries from catastrophic accidents.

These cases require time, effort, and strength as they are not usually decided quickly. Lean on us at the Law Office of Sofia K. Miguel, PLLC.

Call (253)-200-4471 Today for a Free Consultation

Attorney Sofia K. Miguel is proud to offer Sofia’s “No Fee Guarantee.” We offer a free consultation and if your case is selected, then Sofia will also cover all court costs as they accrue during your case.

Any legal services rendered by Sofia will never cost you anything out of pocket; simple as that. Attorney fees will only be paid when you win.

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to an accident, attorney Sofia Miguel is standing by to answer your questions and help you fight to get the money you deserve.

Call us at 253-200-4471, come visit our office right here in Puyallup at 702 S. Hill Park Dr. #207, or contact us online anytime. We are here for you.

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Sofia and her assistant Alaina were so awesome to work with! Sofia works hard and truly fights for her clients to find justice. She is in your corner through the entire process and remains dedicated, compassionate, trustworthy, and loyal. She fought for me and worked on my case for over a year, never backing down and never giving up. As a result, she got me the settlement I deserved while her and her assistant Alaina fought for what was right and made the entire process stress-free by dealing with all parties involved, giving me time to recover from major injuries and getting back on my feet after being hit head-on in an auto accident by a distracted driver. I give Sofia two very enthusiastic thumbs up and highly recommend her to handle your case!



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