Thomasville Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Lawyers for Serious Injuries in Thomasville, GA
The word catastrophe refers to a “momentous tragic event” and is reserved for the most extreme of circumstances. Something giving rise to catastrophic injuries often involves a life-altering accident and resulting injuries. The labeling of catastrophic injuries is reserved for the most extreme of accidents and events leading up to the injuries. These serious injuries can change your everyday life. 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. Reach out to an experienced and compassionate Thomasville Catastrophic Injury Lawyer at The Rodd Firm today. Chris Rodd and his team offer free, confidential initial consultations.
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 might be the result of:
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Car accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical Malpractice
Many catastrophic injuries are the result of accidents that impact the brain and spinal cord. These injuries often require ongoing care, whether in a treatment center or through hiring home health aides. In addition to the ongoing care and treatment, many victims of catastrophic injuries might be unable to return to work, leading to a loss of income and future earnings.
Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim
An accident that leads to a serious or catastrophic injury may require a personal injury lawsuit and settlement. Victims of serious accidents are able to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party. Catastrophic injuries are particularly devastating for a victim and their family and often result in years of medical care and treatment.
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.
A claim for damages may include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
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 Thomasville Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Serious and catastrophic injuries not only lead to the extreme alteration of life for the individual who was harmed but also a completely new way of life for their family members and loved ones. After such an extreme accident and related injuries, the victim is often unable to return to work and do basic everyday tasks, thereby requiring increased levels of care. Thomasville personal injury attorneys will work closely with your family to determine the settlement option that includes coverage for all stages of the injuries, including ongoing care. Contact our Thomasville, Georgia office today for your initial free consultation.
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