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Catastrophic injuries are life-changing, and they can be very hard to come back from. They are usually classified as injuries that result in disabilities, lifelong complications or a shortened life expectancy. They place individuals and entire families under massive amounts of stress, emotional pain, and financial hardship. If you do not get adequate compensation early on, then the cost of your medical bills and physical therapy can snowball into a debt you can’t recover from.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you owe it to yourself and your family members to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. You need someone that can protect your rights and get you the compensation you need to carry on your life as normal.
Call us today and talk with one of our expert personal injury lawyers. The initial consultation is free.How is a Personal Injury Attorney Different Than a Catastrophic Injury Attorney?
Personal injuries and catastrophic injuries are often caused by the same types of events:
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Motorcycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
The main difference is that in a catastrophic injury case, it is absolutely crucial that your attorney establish negligence on the part of the guilty party. These types of injuries carry lifelong consequences, including disfigurement, an inability to work, permanent disability, and damage to intimate relationships. If found guilty, the other person will be compensating you for years to come.
When you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it is essential to choose an experienced personal injury lawyer. Georgia is a comparative fault state, and your ability to recover will be reduced if the jury believes that you were partially or comparatively at fault for your injuries. The financial hardship caused by a catastrophic injury can be substantial, and the amount of damages can be immense. You need a good personal injury attorney on your side, one who can make sure that you are able to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.What are the Most Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries?
Catastrophic injuries are debilitating injuries are so severe that they are difficult to fully heal. They usually involve:
- Spinal cord injuries: Both incomplete or complete spinal cord injury can cause chronic pain and impaired organ function. An injury to the spinal cord can also cause total or complete loss of mobility due to the brain's ability to carry signals to the rest of the body being impaired or eliminated.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): A TBI is often caused by a blow to the head, resulting in damage to the brain. These injuries can lead to a variety of long-term issues, including problems with memory or concentration, loss of smell or hearing, and chronic headaches.
- Severe burn injuries: Third degree burns can lead to the loss of layers of skin, nerve damage, and infection. In severe cases, these types of burns may even cause lung failure.
- Damage to internal organs: Internal organ damage frequently requires surgery and may even result in the loss of the damaged organ. Some internal organ damage is so severe that multiple organs can be affected at once. If not properly attended to, such damage can be life-threatening.
If you or someone you love has experienced one of these injuries, then you need to plan for your long-term care, and that means making sure you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering. Contact the Don Turner Legal Team today so that we can start designing a winning strategy for your personal injury case.