If a catastrophic injury has dramatically altered your life, you probably feel devastated, frustrated, and a bit helpless—especially if you sustained the injury through no fault of your own. You’ve lost a vital part of yourself, whether it’s a limb, mobility, or the ability to form coherent thoughts, and you might not know what to do next.
While you can’t recover what you lost, the legal team at The Musgrove Trial Firm in Norcross, Georgia, will do everything in its power to bring you just compensation for catastrophic injuries sustained in a car or truck wreck, a slip and fall or other accident.
Read below to learn more about catastrophic injuries or contact The Musgrove Trial Firm lawyers in Norcross for a free consultation.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
According to 42 USCS § 3796b, a catastrophic injury is legally defined as an injury with “direct and proximate consequences” that “permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” Basically, a catastrophic injury leaves the victim with irreversible damage that impedes their daily life.
In general, three types of injuries are deemed “catastrophic”:
- Physical injuries: amputations, burn injuries, severe fractures, organ damage, loss of vision or hearing, and other damage to orthopedic tissue or function.
- Spinal cord injuries: injuries that affect the spinal cord, creating permanent mobility issues.
- Cognitive injuries: injuries causing brain damage that remove a person’s mental abilities.
Why You May Be Entitled to a Catastrophic Injury Settlement
Serious injuries require greater medical expenses. You or a loved one may have had to undergo surgeries or rehabilitation or require medication or the use of a medical device for the foreseeable future.
The injury may have hindered you or a loved one’s ability to work, meaning eligibility for compensation for lost and future wages.
A serious accident and the aftermath can also be highly traumatizing. The emotional damage suffered may qualify you for compensation.
Common Catastrophic Injury Scenarios in Georgia
Countless situations can cause a catastrophic injury, but here are a few examples:
- Car or Truck wrecks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Sport and recreational accidents
- Falls from a great or serious slip and fall accidents
- Medical errors or negligence during surgeries, births and other procedures
- Use of defective products
The Musgrove Trial Firm specializes in personal injury lawsuits, and is the best choice in the Norcross or greater Atlanta area to help your case.
Contact Our Lawyers About a Catastrophic Injury in Norcross, GA
If you or a loved one sustained catastrophic injuries from an accident in metro Atlanta, The Musgrove Trial Firm is here to help. Call us today to schedule your free consultation. We will review the details of your case and discuss next steps. Don’t wait; contact our personal injury law firm today!