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Atlanta Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
In many auto accidents or other accidents, people suffer minor or inconvenient injuries that may result in a few hospital bills, some lost wages, or some property damage. Often, these cases are settled and/or covered by insurance companies due to the relatively small amount of compensation requested by the victims. However, more difficult cases exist wherein the injuries are referred to as catastrophic. These injuries are so severe or of a certain nature that they may require extensive medical treatment, including long-term or even life-long care.
In cases with catastrophic injuries, it is often difficult to calculate and/or prove the extensive damages to which the victim is entitled. Luckily, our experienced lawyers are here to help you do just that.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Injuries that can be considered catastrophic include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal injuries to the back or neck
- Severe burns
- Significant internal organ damage
- Loss of hearing, vision, or other sensory ability
- Any injury causing loss of mobility or paralysis
Effects of a Catastrophic Injury
Serious spinal injuries can often cause loss of sensation or paralysis in certain limbs, paraplegia, or quadriplegia. Spinal injuries can also cause permanent difficulty swallowing or breathing independently, requiring feeding or breathing tubes and apparatus.
Significant brain damage can eliminate a person’s ability to communicate, can cause debilitating seizures, or can completely wipe out a person’s memory. Burns may cause permanent disfigurement and internal damage may cause a victim to lose organs or require transplants.
The Long-Term Impact of Catastrophic Injuries
Many of these injuries can be so severe that they will significantly alter the rest of your life. They can cause extensive, continuing medical bills for repeated surgeries, extended stays in hospital or other care facilities, visits to doctors or specialists, special equipment such as wheelchairs, communication devices, or hospital beds for the home, and long-term rehabilitation and physical therapy.
Most catastrophic injuries also limit a victim’s ability to ever work again, which places additional significant financial burdens on the victim and his or her family. Finally, coping with the severity and effects of catastrophic injuries may require intensive mental and emotional therapy for both the victim and loved ones.
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An experienced injury attorney can not only help you recover for life-long medical bills and lost past and future wages, but can also help you receive compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional and mental anguish. It is very important that you contact an accident attorney if you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury.
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