Georgia Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawyers
A catastrophic injury, often the result of a traumatic event, is an injury that leaves a person suffering from permanent disabilities. Catastrophic injuries are those that have serious long-term effects not just on victims but also their families. These situations put a significant amount of emotional and financial strain on victims and their families. Victims of these types of injuries often need intensive medical treatment and extended rehabilitation and care.
Many may require constant supervision or assistance even while performing routine activities such as dressing, eating or walking. Catastrophic injuries may be caused by a variety of traumatic events such as car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace incidents and fires. The experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Grant Law Office have a long and successful track record of helping seriously injured victims obtain fair and full compensation for all their significant losses. We understand the long-term repercussions of these injuries and the ongoing expenses victims and their families can expect.
Catastrophic injuries include all those types of injuries that occur suddenly and cause long-term or lifelong injury. It is common for catastrophic injuries to involve damage to vital organs or other bodily systems. The following are some of the most common examples of catastrophic injuries:
- Amputation: Limb amputations often occur during a car accident or an on-the-job accident. Amputees also need extensive treatment, care as well as costly prosthetics.
- Burn injuries: Those who suffer catastrophic burn injuries often sustain significant skin damage and disfigurement. Those who have suffered third-degree burns also sustain nerve damage. Burn injury victims must often undergo a number of skin graft procedures, which are costly and painful.
- Loss of hearing or vision: Traumatic incidents could also result in eye or ear injuries. This could cause loss of hearing or vision, which significantly reduce the quality of life of the injured person.
- Multiple bone fractures: When a number of bones are crushed or broken beyond repair, the injured person may never be able to return to his or her pre-accident state. Such patients may require extensive physical therapy and rehabilitative treatment, but may never gain the strength, mobility and flexibility they once had.
- Spinal cord trauma: Injury to the spinal cord could result in paralysis depending on the site and extent of the trauma. A person could be rendered immobile and in a wheelchair for the rest of his or her life. A paralyzed victim may require expensive medical equipment and continued treatment and care, which could all add up to millions of dollars during his or her lifetime.
- Traumatic brain injury: Commonly known as TBI, these injuries can cause irreversible brain damage thereby impeding the victim's physical and mental abilities. Victims of brain injuries also often undergo extensive physical and occupational rehabilitation. They rarely make a full recovery and are often unable to return to work or earn a livelihood.
Not all injuries fully heal and the symptoms and consequences of a catastrophic injury can be permanent. When calculating the losses suffered in a catastrophic incident, it is vital to consider continued treatment and care costs. Lost future income and future medical expenses are often the largest component of a catastrophic injury claim. Among the elements to be determined in these cases are the level of attendant care the victim will need, the types of rehabilitation that will aid recovery, if the victim will require housing modifications due to the permanent injuries suffered and if the victim's life expectancy is affected by the accident. These are all damages and losses that can be included in a catastrophic injury claim.
If you have suffered permanent injuries and disabilities as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, it is important that you are fairly and fully compensated for your losses. The experienced Atlanta accident lawyers at Grant Law Office know the physical, emotional and financial burdens placed on victims and their families in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. Whether you've been injured in an auto accident, a slip-and-fall accident, a workplace incident, or as the result of a defective product, we are here to ensure that the negligent parties responsible for your injuries are held accountable. Please contact us at (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955 for a free, comprehensive and confidential case assessment.
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