An Overview of Catastrophic Car Accident Injuries in Georgia


May 13, 2013

On an annual basis, over 125,000 people in Georgia are injured in serious traffic accidents located throughout the state. Sadly, a signficant number of these individuals sustain a catastrophic injury, which is defined as an extremely serious and sudden injury that is life threatening and can greatly impact its victims. Such injuries often have devastating consequences, such as permanent disability, disfigurement, loss of income, inability to work, endless medical bills and more. Catastrophic injuries are typically caused by the negligence or misconduct of others, perhaps due to speeding, drunk driving, or driving while distracted.

The most common forms of catastrophic injuries are as follows:

  • Back injuries & spinal cord damage
  • Severe burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Bone fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Organ damage & internal bleeding
  • Wrongful death

For victims that face these types of catastrophic injuries, much uncertainty remains as to the future. Specifically, many have no idea as to whether they will ever be able to walk again, work, perform routine tasks, and live without pain. Moreover, not only do victims suffer greatly from their injuries, but friends and family also feel the effects as they try to help them during their recovery. For those that ultimately lost a loved one as a result of catastrophic injuries, they are left with a lifetime of emotional trauma and pain.

While every type of injury is different, there are similar aspects to all catastrophic injury cases. For instance, catastrophic injuries as a whole are difficult to treat, have life threatening and sometimes fatal consequences, cause serious emotional trauma, and their impact and the resulting damages to the victim and their family can be challenging to prove in a court of law. Moreover, they often require a significant amount of medical treatment and painful rehabilitation.

If you sustained catastrophic injuries, it is critical that you contact our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys who have the knowledge and expertise necessary to handle the complexities of your case. Our experienced Georgia accident attorneys can advise you of all of your rights, work with the best experts available to help prove your case, and keep you well-informed during the pendency of your case. For thirty years the attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been dedicated to our goals of providing exceptional service and of being regarded as the best accident attorneys in Atlanta and throughout all of Georgia.  We fight hard to protect the rights of our clients and to do what it takes to get them the compensation they deserve.

Why Montlick & Associates?

The experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers of Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, aggresively represent accident victims and their families from all communities throughout the state of Georgia and all over the Southeast.

The firm was recently honored by the Georgia House of Representatives for its 30 years of service, with the passing of House Resolution 394, recognizing Montlick & Associates for "the outstanding accomplishments of this distinguished firm," and “for providing efficient, effective and dedicated services to the citizens of Georgia.”   The firm was also named the Most Patriotic Business of 2011 by the Association of the United States Army in Atlanta for its efforts to support the troops, and its CEO David R. Montlick received a Patriotism Award in 2012 for the Southeast. 

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Category: Auto Accidents

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