Catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and amputations will irrevocably alter life as you know it. You might require extensive (and costly) medical treatments. At the same time, you may have to find a new career or accept the fact that you will never work again.
If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, they could owe you financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and a lot more. An East Point personal injury lawyer from Kaine Law can fight for the compensation that would make your life easier.
Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
As a general rule, the more seriously you were injured by someone else’s carelessness, the more money you can get from them. This is because your catastrophic injury has cost you so much in:
- Medical expenses: You may have needed emergency care to save your life, or maybe you will require long-term care. For example, per the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), severe TBIs frequently require extensive rehabilitation and therapy after initial treatment.
- Lost wages: A catastrophic injury means that you need to take a lot of time off from work to let your injury heal. This can put a severe strain on your finances.
- Lost earning capacity: With catastrophic injuries, there is a good chance that you can never return to your old job. You might have to retire early, apply for government benefits, or train for a new job, if possible.
- Pain and suffering: Injuries like yours can cause debilitating physical and emotional pain. These symptoms may never fully go away.
- Disability: Both physical and intellectual disabilities could force you to make drastic, often permanent changes to your lifestyle.
- Reduced quality of life: You may never regain the ability to take care of yourself, spend a lot of time with loved ones, or engage in favorite hobbies or activities.
In the event your loved one passes away from a catastrophic injury, you could qualify for wrongful death damages, such as:
- Funeral expenses: Whether you buried or cremated your loved one, the cost of laying them to rest and settling their estate can rise quickly.
- Loss of financial support: Losing someone is hard enough. When that person was your family’s sole or primary breadwinner, your grief is compounded by financial worries.
- Loss of companionship: Adjusting to life without your loved one’s comforting presence can be heartbreaking.
For a free legal consultation with a catastrophic injury lawyer serving East Point, call 404-214-2001
What Do Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Do?
Before hiring a law firm to represent your case, you naturally want to know what services you will get for your money—and how much money you will have to pay for them.
We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to:
- Ask questions about our firm: We always appreciate the opportunity to speak with prospective clients and walk them through the legal process.
- Preserve your right to compensation: In most cases, Georgians have two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit, per O.C.G.A § 9-3-33.
- Take advantage of our no-fee guarantee: We never charge attorney’s fees unless and until our clients receive compensation.
- Learn how lawsuits work: There are a lot of “dos and don’ts” when it comes to seeking compensation. We can inform you of your rights, as well as your responsibilities.
After an accident, you have enough to occupy your mind and your time. Let our law firm handle your lawsuit by taking actions like the following on your behalf:
Launching an Investigation
Before filing a lawsuit, we need to know exactly what happened from all possible perspectives. This means collecting evidence from:
- The police officer who responded to the crash, took statements, and collected evidence from the scene
- Witnesses who can tell us what they saw and share any relevant materials (e.g., cell phone pictures)
- Doctors who examined you and have firsthand knowledge of your injury
- Experts who can confirm the findings or conclusions of any of the above
This and other information can tell us who to sue, how much to sue for, and how to go about pursuing the damages you deserve.
Dealing With the At-Fault Party
By the time you hire us and file your lawsuit, the at-fault party has likely taken action of their own. They may have hired a lawyer, and their insurance company has probably already begun its own investigation into what happened.
All of these other parties want to reduce the at-fault party’s liability for your accident. This, in turn, would minimize how much they have to pay you in damages.
Our East Point catastrophic injury lawyer can protect you from these other parties by:
- Taking all phone calls, emails, letters, and other communications from them on your behalf
- Telling you what they have to say and advising you on how to respond
- Setting a time and date when we can meet with the at-fault party’s insurer to discuss your case
- Negotiating hard for the compensation you deserve
Taking Your Case to Court
In many cases, we can recover compensation via a pretrial settlement. However, if this is not possible, we could instead prepare to take the liable party to trial.
Even after preparing for trial, the liable party (or their insurer) may decide at the last minute to offer a fair settlement. If this happens, we would assess their offer to make sure it reflects your past, present, and future needs. If it does not, or if they do not make an offer, we would not hesitate to:
- Set the dates and select the jury
- Question and cross-examine witnesses on the stand
- Deliver evidence and oral arguments to the court
- Raise objections if the defense tries to undermine your rights
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Call Us After a Catastrophic Injury
If your catastrophic injury has left you frustrated, exhausted, and unsure about your rights, call our firm as soon as possible. The team at Kaine Law can assign an East Point catastrophic injury lawyer to protect your rights while you take all the time you need to adjust to your new reality. Get a free case review by calling today.