A catastrophic injury can be life changing. If you or a loved one have been involved in a catastrophic accident, you’re going to require the assistance of a team of medical professionals to recover. Most people aren’t financially prepared to pay for the full cost of these injuries. Even if you have excellent insurance, medical bills for a catastrophic injury can easily approach hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The personal injury attorneys of Atlanta’s Cambre & Associates have extensive experience working with the victims of catastrophic injuries. With our representation, you can pursue damages for emergency treatment, recovery costs, lost wages, diminished capacity, and pain and suffering. Contact us immediately to discuss your claim.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Nearly any type of accident can cause a personal injury, and by extension, if an accident is severe enough, it can cause a serious or catastrophic injury. Regardless of whether your catastrophic injury was caused by a car accident, a slip and fall, medical malpractice, or a defective product, you may be entitled to recover damages from the at fault party. Different types of injuries, however, require the professional knowledge of lawyers and expert witnesses to competently pursue your claim. The following are some of the types of catastrophic injuries, that Cambre & Associates handle.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries or (SCI) can involve pain, loss of mobility, or even partial or full paralysis. Because the spinal cord is the main neural connector between the brain and the body, these types of injuries can be particularly debilitating. These injuries are usually the result of car accidents, falls, and acts of violence.
This is a particularly complex and expansive area of personal injury law. Child injuries can be the result of an accident or from a criminal act. Whether a child is injured as a result of negligence or an intentional action, it’s essential to have an attorney who is familiar with the nuances of these types of claims and child injury litigation.
Head and Concussion Injuries
The brain is the most vital and delicate organ in the human body. Unfortunately, you don’t even need to experience blunt force trauma for brain damage to occur. Even a high speed car accident can cause enough jarring for the brain to shift and sustain damage. Additionally, a single concussion can cause a lifetime of issues.
Birth Injuries can result from an improper delivery, bad advice from the prenatal care doctors, a mistake with the anesthesia, et cetera. Depending on the nature of the injury, it’s important to hold the responsible party accountable and to cover current and future medical costs.
As is the case with head and concussion injuries, brain injuries can be the result of a traumatic impact, but it’s also possible to sustain brain damage from lack of oxygen during a medical procedure or from a defective drug or medicine. Brain damage can result in mental or physical incapacity or both.
Herniated Disc Injury
Spinal discs separate the vertebrae bones in the neck and back. There are many different types of accidents that can cause one or more of these discs to bulge or protrude, causing physical pain, weakness, and lack of mobility. This type of injury can result from a traumatic event, such as a car accident or assault, or by lifting a heavy object in the workplace.
80% of Americans will experience lower-back pain during their lifetime. If that pain was caused by an accident or due to repetitive strain at work, you may be entitled to compensation. A severe or catastrophic back injury could prevent you from working or even moving about freely.
There are several categories of burn injuries that are actionable under the law. You may have sustained burns due to fire, extreme heat, electricity, chemicals, friction, radiation, or exposure to the sun. In some cases, burns can be so bad that your skin is permanently damaged.
Knee injuries can occur in car accidents, playing sports, while lifting heavy objects, or just doing a routine activity, like climbing stairs. In the most extreme cases, a knee injury can prevent you from walking ever again. Contact an attorney to discuss your claim.
The neck is a particularly delicate region of the vertebrae because it has less muscular protection around it than your torso. A neck injury can result from a car collision, a sporting accident, in a physical altercation, et cetera. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may experience pain, immobility, difficulty swallowing, et cetera.
Paralysis After Injury
Paralysis is usually the result of neural damage. Paralysis can be temporary or permanent, and it can be full or partial. Making a full recovery from a paralyzing injury is often difficult and sometimes impossible. If you’ve been paralyzed in an accident, simple restitution for your medical bills is inadequate.
Whiplash is most common in car accidents. It occurs when the head is quickly jerked in a direction. For instance, when a car is rear-ended, the remains in place as the body, which is attached to the seat of the car, moves forward unexpectedly.
Most employers in the state of Georgia are required to carry workers compensation insurance by law. This covers your medical treatment through a workers comp doctor or medical facility if they accept your claim. Just because your insurer carries workers comp insurance doesn’t mean that you’ll be fully compensated for your injury and lost wages.
Accident Injury Lawyer in Atlanta, GA
If you’ve been hurt in a serious accident with catastrophic injuries, it may change your entire life. You’ll need guidance to make a full recovery and to get back to being productive and enjoying your life. Contact the personal injury attorneys at one of Atlanta’s premiere catastrophic injury litigation law firms and schedule a free consultation. At Cambre & Associates our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis, so you never have to pay out of pocket.