Albany Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Skilled Catastrophic/Serious Injury Lawyers Serving Albany, GA
A catastrophic injury is defined by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, including skull or spinal fractures. Something giving rise to catastrophic injuries often involves a life-altering accident and resulting injuries. Not only does a victim of a catastrophic injury suffer indefinitely, but those close to them also suffer. The physical, emotional, and financial strain that catastrophic injuries cause often puts stress on family members and those close to the victim. Many times after these types of injuries the victim needs constant support and care causing relatives and loved ones to also have to alter their lives as a result. You need a strong advocate in your corner to help secure your family’s future, get your life back on track, and hold responsible parties accountable. Contact The Rodd Firm’s Albany catastrophic injury attorney for a free and confidential consultation.
About Catastrophic Injuries
The federal code defines a catastrophic injury as that with “direct and proximate consequences of which permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” In essence, a catastrophic injury upends your life and requires ongoing care as a result of permanent damage. Catastrophic injuries are most commonly the result of car collisions, tractor-trailer or bus accidents, industrial accidents, sports accidents, medical malpractice, or falls, but they can occur under a variety of other circumstances. There is no question that the types of injuries turn victims’ lives upside down and result in life-altering consequences. For example, a traumatic brain injury can lead to cognitive disabilities that prevent an injury victim from walking, talking, eating, or performing other routine tasks that many of us take for granted. When a person suffers from a catastrophic or serious injury because of someone else’s negligence, that person and their family require an extraordinary amount of financial compensation for what is lost.
Filing A Catastrophic Injury Claim
Catastrophic injuries are caused by life-altering events that often result in physical disfigurements and psychological disorders. These accidents may require a personal injury lawsuit and settlement. Our catastrophic injury firm knows that these types of injuries come with their own set of challenges, financial obligations, and long-term health care requirements. This is why it is so important to consult an experienced catastrophic injury attorney to get assistance in seeking compensation for injuries, losses, and other damages as soon as possible.
Georgia is a comparative negligence state, which means that the victim of an accident is eligible to bring a claim for damages, even if they are a percentage at fault. However, if it is determined that the victim was more than 50 percent at fault for the accident, the claim will not be able to proceed forward. It is therefore very important to discuss the facts of the case with an experienced personal injury attorney who will assist in determining the facts of the case and developing the claim.
Our skilled Albany catastrophic injury firm is able to represent clients suffering from all types of serious injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries, electrocutions, and severe scarring
An insurance company may attempt to settle with the victim or the victim’s family shortly after the accident occurs. It is important to consult with an attorney prior to accepting any settlement to ensure that all aspects of the claim are considered in a settlement. Insurance settlements will often not consider expenses far into the future, which is often needed after serious and catastrophic injuries.
Call The Rodd Firm, Your Albany Catastrophic Injury Attorney
At The Rodd Firm, we care about our clients, and we work from start to finish to ensure that you are provided with the representation you need to achieve the results you desire and deserve. Our Albany catastrophic injury attorney will work closely with your family to determine the settlement option that includes coverage for all stages of the injuries, including ongoing care. Contact us today for your initial free consultation.