Atlanta Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer
Accidents can unfortunately occur to anyone at any time, regardless of how many precautions were taken. The unpredictability of accidents leads to the shock that occurs when catastrophic injuries stem from the accident. While the injury itself is often shock enough, it can be extremely difficult to relearn how to do simply daily chores or even to recollect what happened prior to the accident. The cost of the financial and emotional repercussions from catastrophic injuries should not be borne by the injured party, but should be the expense of the responsible party. Contact our Atlanta Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer for skilled legal representation.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can occur after any type of accident, and include the following:
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
The severity of the injury depends on the type of accident, although all catastrophic injuries will require immediate hospitalization and potentially even surgery. Catastrophic injuries are termed “catastrophic” for a reason – they often result in a complete upheaval of daily life. A spinal cord injury may permanently impact your ability to walk or regain use of simple motor skills. A traumatic brain injury may severely impact your memory or personality. As a victim of a severe accident, you should not be forced to bear the burden of paying for the medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing medical care, our catastrophic injury attorney will fight to get you the money you need during this difficult time.
Recovery from Catastrophic Injuries
Georgia is a comparative negligence state, meaning that an injured party can recover the full amount of their injury by the responsible party so long as the injured party did not contribute to their injury by more than 50 percent. For example, if the injured party was more than 50 percent at fault for a car accident, they will not be able to recover from the other driver. It may be difficult to determine this percentage from looking at the injury initially, but car accident attorneys, insurance agents, and courts have tools set in place to accurately determine this percentage.
However, if the victim of an accident is less than 50 percent at fault from the accident, the victim may recover amounts which cover hospital stays, medical care, rehabilitative care, lost wages, future earnings, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
Sutton T. Slover | Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident that led to catastrophic injuries, do not hesitate to contact Sutton T. Slover. Sutton T. Slover has years of experience in representing his clients in all types of personal injury actions resulting from catastrophic injuries, whether the injuries are caused by car accidents, truck accidents, boat accidents, construction accidents, or any other type of accident. It is important to contact Sutton T. Slover as soon as possible after you receive the injury to ensure that the limitations period does not pass. Additionally, the sooner you bring a personal injury accident, the easier it is to secure consistent witness testimony. Witness recollections may change over time and it is therefore important to get a witness statement shortly after the accident. Contact our personal injury, car accident, and construction accident lawyer today for your initial free consultation.