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For an injury to be considered “catastrophic,” it must be so severe that the individual will not likely make a full recovery or live their life in the same way that they did prior to the injury. These injuries can occur following all types of accidents, such as in motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, medical malpractice, sports, and others. Catastrophic injuries place a huge financial burden on injured victims, making it crucial for them be awarded the damages to which they are entitled.
If you or a family member has suffered from a catastrophic injury because of someone else’s negligence in Savannah, Georgia, you should seriously consider speaking with an experienced attorney at Montlick & Associates. Our attorneys can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and make an individualized assessment of your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights. Our attorneys have been representing victims of catastrophic injuries, including in Savannah, for over 37 years.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries in Savannah, Georgia
Injuries that are considered catastrophic include brain damage, paralysis, lost limbs, and spinal cord injuries. There are also other types of injuries that are classified as “catastrophic,” depending on their prognoses and severity. Most significantly, catastrophic injuries leave an individual incapable of fully recovering, or of living the life they did prior to suffering the injury. For example, victims of such injuries normally endure lessened or lack of earning capacity, costly long term medical care, and permanent disability.
How are Catastrophic Injuries Different from Other Personal Injury Cases?
When it comes to catastrophic injuries, the damages are not just higher than most other injury claims, but can be far more complicated. It can be difficult, for instance, to determine how much money will be necessary for your future medical expenses, or cost of living. For instance, an injured victim can require a full-time caregiver for the remainder of their life or accommodations installed in their home. Predicting all of these costs is a complicated process and can involve the use of medical and financial experts to analyze and project economic damages. In addition to damages relating to medical care and lost income, the victim can be eligible to collect damages for Pain and Suffering.
While some states have legal caps on these non-economic damages, Georgia currently does not. Aside from your damages, however, the extent of your financial recovery can depend on how strong the liability is, the amount of insurance available, the location of your accident, the laws and cases that apply to your situation, and more. Our attorneys examine ALL avenues of recovery in order to maximize the value of our clients’ claims.
Proving Negligence in a Savannah, Georgia Personal Injury Case
In order to recover damages for an injury, whether catastrophic or not, someone must be liable for the harm that was done. In many cases, liability arises from a person’s negligent actions. If the person who suffered the injury was entirely liable, then it would not be possible to collect compensation in a legal claim. However, if a person sustained injuries because of another person or company’s negligence, the victim can normally pursue compensation for their injuries.
For an individual to be considered negligent, they must have acted in a way that a reasonable person would not have in the same set of circumstances. For example, a driver who caused a collision because he or she was texting rather than paying attention to the road would be considered negligent, as would a doctor who made a serious mistake in the course of a surgical procedure that a reasonable physician would not have made under the same set of circumstances.
Don't Delay Getting Help- There are Legal Time Deadlines!
In Georgia, an injured individual is generally required to file their claim within two years of the of the incident, but statutes of limitation vary by state and their are exceptions that can make it shorter or longer! Moreover, in Georgia, cases against the government or municipalities involve other shorter deadlines. Failing to file within the statute of limitation can prevent a person with an otherwise legitimate claim from being able to seek compensation for their injuries. There are also other factors involving deadlines that can affect your claim, such as filing timely claims with insurance companies and preserving important evidence and witness testimony. Consequently, if you or a family member has sustained catastrophic injuries because of someone else’s wrongful conduct, do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury in or near Savannah, contact Montlick & Associates to discuss your claim with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 37 Years of Experience to Work For Your Case!
If you or a loved one has been injured because of any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today to learn about your legal rights and options. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast since 1984, including but not limited to clients in Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and 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.