Catastrophic Injury Litigation in Georgia


March 08, 2016

Catastrophic injuries can change the lives of car accident victims forever. These injuries are inflicted in an instant, but alter the course of the car accident victim's life permanently. Catastrophic injuries include a wide array of long term or permanent injuries, including amputation, brain injuries, eye injuries, spinal cord injuries and more. These injuries can prevent the car accident victim from returning to work or performing everyday living tasks. Anyone who has suffered a catastrophic injury will need the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight for their right to obtain compensation from the party responsible for their injury.

What is a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is generally defined as one that severely injures the car accident victim and leads to long term, if not permanent, disability or disfigurement. One of the key distinguishing factors is that catastrophic injuries are debilitating in nature, which will continue for a prolonged period of time, often forever. A catastrophic injury has a significant impact on the life and livelihood of the car accident victim. Long term injuries can result in some level of permanent disability and will most often prevent the victim from earning a living.

Some examples of injuries that could be considered catastrophic include, among others:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Severe burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Significant scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Blindness
  • Amputation

How are catastrophic injuries treated?

Treatment for a catastrophic injury will depend upon the type of injury involved and its severity. Often, these injuries will involve initial medical treatment and surgeries. The victim can then have several follow up surgeries and ongoing rehabilitation. The goal of any treatment is to restore the victim to as close to the level of previous functioning as possible. At times, however, the catastrophic injury cannot be entirely healed. In these cases, doctors help to maintain functioning and make improvements whenever possible.

What is the value of a catastrophic injury case?

Catastrophic injury cases will often be among the most valuable due to the severe and long term injuries involved. If the other driver in the accident acted negligently, the victim should be able to seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, ongoing disability and more. Catastrophic injuries can prevent the plaintiff from returning to work, or at least to their previous position. As such, injured plaintiffs should seek to recover for the current and future wages they have lost due to the severe and long lasting injuries involved.

Pur Our Law Firm's Over 30 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Claim!

Catastrophic injuries are life changing. The victims of these injuries require zealous and dedicated representation to protect their legal rights. The Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist accident victims in Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience that we will bring to your case.

Our attorneys provide a wealth of knowledge and skill to enhance your ability to obtain a full recovery. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of reaching the best possible outcome. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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.

Source:
http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/an-overview-of-catastrophic-injury-litigation

Category: Personal Injury

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