Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Answer FAQs About Catastrophic Injuries


February 21, 2016

At Montlick and Associates, our Atlanta auto accident lawyers never want to see anyone injured, especially at a catastrophic level. However, we know that accidents can and do happen, which if severe, can cause a victim to sustain catastrophic injuries. "Catastrophic" injuries are of a permanently disabling nature, and typically affect victims for the rest of their lives.

Unfortunately, these severe types of injuries often lead to a lifetime of hardship, including expensive and long term medical treatments, rehabilitation, necessity of assistance in performing daily activities, and extensive time missed from work/the inability to work. However, not only do these injuries dramatically affect victims, they also impact the families of those who have to care for the injury victim, which can be time consuming, costly and emotionally and physically draining.

At Montlick and Associates, we believe that all of our injured clients should be as informed as possible, which is why we have compiled below some of the most frequently asked questions about catastrophic injuries below. If you have questions related to your accident, contact Montlick and Associates now to learn more about your legal rights and options as well as how our compassionate and dedicated team of personal injury lawyers can make a difference for you.

1. What are the most common types of catastrophic injuries?

While catastrophic injuries vary, the most common include the following, among others:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Severe burns
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Traumatic amputation
  • Spinal cord injury, such as paralysis (e.g., quadriplegia and paraplegia)
  • Organ damage
  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Neck injury
  • Shoulder injury

2. What are the treatments associated with catastrophic injuries?

This depends upon the type of injury sustained. However, generally speaking, most people who have suffered from a traumatic injury often require emergent and lifesaving surgery, long term rehabilitation, pain management, life care managers, prostheses, and reconstructive surgery.

3. What are the most common causes of catastrophic injuries?
While there are a number of ways in which a person can be catastrophically injured, by far, the leading cause of these types of injuries are car accidents.

4. Can I file a lawsuit in order to collect compensation for my catastrophic injuries?
Yes, you likely can make an injury claim for your injuries if it was caused by the negligence of another person or due to a defective product. A personal injury attorney will need to establish causation as well as demonstrate the harm and losses you sustained as a result of your injuries in order to be successful in a personal injury suit against a negligent party.

5. Do I need an attorney to represent me in a case against the negligent party?

While in Georgia you are not legally required to hire an attorney, it is nonetheless recommended that you hire one. An attorney has the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize your chances of obtaining the monetary compensation you deserve for the severe injuries you sustained. To learn more about your legal options, contact the dedicated and compassionate personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates.

Call Montlick and Associates and Put Our Over 30 Years of Legal Experience to Work For You

If you were injured in an auto accident and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is critical that you seek medical attention immediately. It is also important that you contact a personal injury lawyer at Montlick and Associates to help you learn more about your legal rights and options. The attorneys at Montlick and Associates are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast, including all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.