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Catastrophic Injuries

When someone’s negligence causes permanent injuries to another, the injured party has a right to pursue the maximum compensation available under the law. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries through the fault of another, contact Brodhead Law right away. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are dedicated advocates for injured people.

Why Choose Us?

  • We understand the value of catastrophic injury claims and how important full financial recovery will be to your future. Our attorneys have been fighting for seriously injured accident victims for more than two decades.
  • We have recovered millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our success rate is greater than 99 percent.
  • We invest the time and effort to thoroughly prepare our cases. Our lawyers will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary, and the insurance companies know it.

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

There is no universally accepted legal definition of what constitutes catastrophic injuries. However, many medical and legal professionals agree that they are injuries so serious as to have permanently damaging effects on the victim. Catastrophic injuries have a severe impact on the victim’s short and long-term functional capabilities.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury: A severe traumatic brain injury can cause life-long cognitive dysfunction, emotional problems, and difficulties with speech, language, and motor control.
  • Spinal cord injury: Damage to the spinal cord can cause complete or partial paralysis – loss of mobility and sensation below the level of the injury.
  • Severe burn injuries: Severe burns can cause disfigurement, permanent disability, infection, and loss of limbs.
  • Organ damage: It can be a life-threatening condition when internal organs, such as the kidneys, liver, spleen, or bowels, are ruptured in a motor vehicle collision or other accident.
  • Amputations: Loss of a limb can be tremendously challenging, both physically and emotionally, for the victim.

Types of Accidents that Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries

Any accident that causes physical trauma to the victim can result in catastrophic injuries. Possible causes include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Trucking collisions
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle wrecks
  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Aviation accidents

Why You Need a Catastrophic Injury Settlement or Verdict

The more serious the injury, the greater the medical expenses, the more time off from work, and the more likely you are to become permanently disabled. Effects of a catastrophic injury can last long after the accident. Serious injuries with life-altering consequences can also cause severe emotional harm. It is important to have an attorney who will assess the full extent of your losses and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.

What Damages Can You Claim for Catastrophic Injuries?

In a catastrophic injury claim, depending on your injuries, your damages may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement

Contact Us Today

Our Atlanta trial lawyers at Brodhead Law have a comprehensive understanding of how to handle catastrophic injury claims. We use sophisticated strategies to recover the largest amount possible for our clients. Call us today if you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries through the negligence or wrongdoing of another.