Yakima, Washington Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Enduring the pain of a catastrophic internal injury can create an enormous amount of pressure on you and your family: emotionally, physically, and financially. You may be feeling exhausted, confused, upset, and angry. We understand, and these emotions are completely acceptable and honest.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, The Pickett Law Firm is here to help you. We want you to find solace in your outcome, and Bill Pickett will work tirelessly to see that you receive the compensation you deserve after an accident.

Contact us by calling our Yakima, Washington, office or filling out the form on this page.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can come in many different forms. A catastrophic injury is a severe injury with lasting effects throughout someone’s lifetime. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputations
  • Dismemberment

Internal injuries after car accidents can bring a number of stressors into a person’s life and the lives of their loved ones. It can be even more painful, especially emotionally, if these injuries could have been prevented in some way. A severe injury, like those listed above, may require surgeries, procedures, and long-term and lifelong treatment. Each case is handled with unique attention from Bill, and no client is more important than another.

When you choose to work with The Pickett Law Firm, you can be assured that you are cared about. We are here to help you and your family in a time of need.

Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Severe internal injuries, like those listed above, can happen in a variety of ways. Here are some common examples of causes of catastrophic injuries:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Product liability
  • Fires
  • Pedestrian accidents

These accidents are just that: accidents. This does not make it fair that you and your family should suffer these lifelong battles. We cannot undo what has happened to you, but we can try to alleviate some of the pressure and financial stress, in addition to giving you more hope for the future.

Catastrophic injury law exists to help people in these extreme situations. They have been wrongfully injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another individual, but they still are the ones who need to pay the price by suffering. We understand that this is not fair, and our main goal is to help those who have suffered tremendously in any way we can.

Statute of Limitations

In each state, there is a statute of limitations in place that puts a time limit on when you can file a claim for different types of cases. In the state of Washington, the statute of limitations for catastrophic injuries is three years. This means that, starting from the day of the accident that led to these severe injuries, you have three years to file a lawsuit.

The sooner you begin to work with an attorney, the better. Gaps in time make it difficult to preserve necessary evidence that the injuries were sustained due to negligence, medical malpractice, or an accident. Bill Pickett will work to uncover all factors in helping determine the compensation you and your family need to feel financially stable while you are in the midst of taking care of your loved one.


There are certain harms and losses for which you may be compensated. Following an accident, Bill will do extensive research to determine what you are eligible to receive compensation for. Some of these damages include but are not limited to:

  • Emotional harm: This may include emotional pain and suffering of the person injured or their family.
  • Physical harm: This includes medical costs, care, and treatment associated with suffering from catastrophic injuries. In these types of situations, long-term care may be necessary for treatment and permanent disability. An accident attorney can help determine how much the settlement should be after adding up all of these factors.
  • Financial harm: Catastrophic injuries can completely alter a family’s quality of life in addition to their everyday routines. We will work with you to see what type of compensation you may need to keep your family financially stable in the future.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, The Pickett Law Firm wants you to focus on what is most important: healing. You should not be worrying about paying for treatments or the legal aspect of the situation. You and your family need time to heal and find your new normal. Allow Bill Pickett to take the reins and work with your family to get you the compensation you deserve.

Choose an Attorney You Can Trust

Since 2001, Bill Pickett has served those in the Yakima community, throughout the state of Washington, and across the Western United States who are seeking compensation for catastrophic injuries. He also handles cases regarding personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, civil rights, and law enforcement misconduct. Bill Pickett is also licensed to practice law in Oregon and Alaska.

Working with an attorney you can trust is crucial because you are putting your family’s life in their hands. Bill has experience working with people in your situation and he genuinely cares what happens to you and your family.

Bill has dedicated his career to guiding those who need legal representation through their specific cases. He gives individualized attention to each client and he will work to bring you the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact The Pickett Law Firm Today

You need someone by your side who will work not just for you but with you. Bill Pickett is a family man and his main goal is to see that your family comes out on the other side of this situation stronger and more stable, emotionally, physically, and financially. He will work to see that you receive all the necessary compensation to help with the injuries that have been sustained in an accident.

Call The Pickett Law Firm today to begin working with us, or you can fill out the “Request an Appointment” form on this page.