In a recent accident, you or a loved one may have suffered catastrophic injuries. In a claim or lawsuit, you can hold the other party to account and collect your damages from them. Our firm can assist you, such as by establishing the other party’s liability with an insurer or a judge and by negotiating your settlement or court verdict for you.
There’s a lot a Conyers catastrophic injury lawyer from Kaine Law can do for you. We’ll tell you more during a free case evaluation with a team member.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is an especially serious kind of personal injury. With a catastrophic injury, the brain or spine may be affected, or a body part may be disabled. Such issues are common in serious accidents, like auto accidents, motorcycle crashes, and dog bite incidents.
You may have suffered any of the following types of catastrophic injuries:
- Brain injury: This kind of injury can leave a victim mentally, behaviorally, and/or physically impaired or disabled. If that happens, the injury can qualify as a catastrophic injury.
- Spine injury: An injury to the spine can be catastrophic if it impairs a person’s ability to move and be mobile. Sometimes, the impairment can be so severe that it leaves the victim paralyzed.
- Tissue injury: A serious burn, like a third-degree burn, can cause serious pain and scarring.
- Internal damage: Trauma to the abdomen can cause internal injury that can become fatal.
- Amputation: The amputation of an appendage or a limb can leave a victim with major physical and emotional damage and lower the victim’s quality of life.
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What Damages Can You Claim for Catastrophic Injury?
You may have serious tangible and intangible damages due to the incident and your injuries. Some of these damages may last indefinitely. Through a claim or lawsuit, you can demand all your damages, which may include:
- Financial damages, such as expenses for emergency medical services, expenses for rehabilitative services, the cost of a medical device, the cost of a surgery, the cost of any damaged or destroyed property, lost earnings and benefits from work, and/or lost earning potential
- Physical damages, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, impairment, disability, and/or lost consortium
- Mental/emotional damages, such as anguish, depression, anxiety, and/or lower quality of life
Typically, these damages don’t apply to personal injury cases, but they can apply when cases involve extreme negligence or malice. A judge may apply punitive damages to a case to punish a party for their actions and to prevent any other incidents.
Wrongful Death Damages
These damages apply to personal injury cases involving tragic loss of life. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Medical bills the victim’s family couldn’t pay
- Funeral expenses and related expenses
- A lower income for the family
- Mental and emotional damages
- The physical damages the deceased loved one experienced
- Loss of spousal and parental love
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How Can a Conyers Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Help with My Case?
Your injuries may be keeping you in the hospital or at home. If so, the only things you should have to worry about are your recovery and your family. You shouldn’t have to worry about your legal case at all.
One of our firm’s lawyers can take over your case and all the following tasks:
- Establishing responsibility: Your lawyer will determine who caused your accident and who may be liable for your damages. These may be separate parties, such as a driver and the driver’s employer.
- Building your case: This requires evidence your lawyer will gather. For example, traffic camera footage of the incident or your medical treatment bills may serve as evidence in your case. A medical expert’s written statement could also serve as invaluable corroborating evidence.
- Determining what your case may be worth: Your lawyer can attribute monetary values to your intangible damages, like your pain and suffering, which will allow your lawyer to valuate your entire case.
- Preparing and presenting your claim or lawsuit: Your lawyer can prepare a lawsuit quickly to meet the filing deadline. After your claim or lawsuit is ready, your lawyer will present it to the other party’s insurer and lawyers.
- Proving liability for your damages: To prove the other party’s liability, your lawyer must establish their negligence. To do this, your lawyer must show duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
- Negotiating a settlement: This procedure can be complicated. The other side may argue against the evidence or your damages, but your lawyer will have pre-prepared responses to these arguments.
- Taking your case to court: If the other side refuses to offer a fair settlement, your lawyer can take your case before a judge, hire experts for their testimonies, and fight for a court verdict.
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How Long After an Accident Can You Sue in Georgia?
Georgia has a statute of limitations applying to catastrophic injury lawsuits and other personal injury lawsuits. According to O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, a claimant must file a lawsuit within two years of an incident. Your lawyer can help you meet this deadline.
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About Your Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Conyers, GA
If you have any kind of catastrophic injury case, one of our firm’s attorneys can help you. We handle cases involving auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, premises liability, and other personal injury issues. We can also help if your case involves the tragic loss of a loved one.
Our Conyers catastrophic injury attorneys have decades of experience with cases like yours. In these many years, we’ve had excellent results, and our lead attorney, attorney Evan Kaine, has qualified for the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more about our attorneys, watch our video on the Top 5 Reasons Why Kaine Law Is Right for You.
Contact Kaine Law for a Free Consultation Regarding Your Rockdale County
During a free initial consultation with a member of our team, we’ll tell you more about what our Conyers catastrophic injury lawyer will do for you. We’ll also explain how your lawyer will work for you at no cost unless your lawyer is successful with your case. Contact Kaine Law today to speak with us for free.