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What to Do If You or Your Loved One Has Suffered Life-Altering Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are those that seriously affect a person’s ability to live the same type of lifestyle they enjoyed prior to their injuries. In most cases, catastrophic injuries prevent a person from returning to work at full capacity and, often, prevent the victim from returning to or securing gainful employment at all. If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury—such as a spinal cord injury like paralysis, a traumatic brain injury, or accidental amputation—the effects are likely immense. Both victims and families of victims must alter their lives to adapt to a new reality.
At The Brogdon Firm, we have spent nearly a decade fighting for the rights of severely injured individuals and their loved ones throughout the state of Georgia. Our Atlanta catastrophic injury attorney Gino Brogdon, Jr. and his team understand the far-reaching effects of catastrophic injuries and are prepared to aggressively advocate for the full, fair compensation you are owed.
Catastrophic injuries are defined as those which cause long term—if not permanent—disability that affects an individual’s ability to perform “gainful work.”
While injuries are deemed “catastrophic” on a case-by-case basis, those that typically fall under this category include:
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Multiple bone fractures
- Severe burns
- Severe spine and spinal cord injuries (paraplegia, quadriplegia, etc.)
- Severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Catastrophic injuries are often caused by serious accidents such as:
- Car wrecks
- Other motor vehicle accidents such as truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian crashes
- Construction site accidents
- Other worksite accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from heights
- Assault and other violent crimes
- Medical malpractice
- Fires and explosions
- Sport and recreational accidents
- Boating accidents
- Aviation accidents
Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
While catastrophic injury claims are generally the same as other types of personal injury claims, they differ in terms of scope and scale. Typically, victims of catastrophic injuries will suffer greater damages, as these types of injuries often require more extensive medical treatment. Additionally, many victims are unable to return to work, meaning they have lost their ability to secure income. This adds an additional financial burden on the victim and his or her family.
If you or your loved one was catastrophically injured, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Immediate medical treatment, including emergency treatment
- Ongoing care, such as physical and/or cognitive rehabilitation therapy
- Lost income/wages, including both current and future income/wages
- Property damage (if the accident resulted in damage to personal property)
- Lost or reduced earning capacity (if the victim became unable to work)
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical impairment, inconvenience, and disfigurement
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If you or your loved one was catastrophically injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the future may seem uncertain. However, it is important to remember that you still have rights. At The Brogdon Firm, we can help you protect your right to fair compensation. You should not have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional actions on your own. Instead, let our catastrophic injury attorneys in Atlanta fight for you.
“My experience with the Brogdon firm has been nothing short of top-tier. The detailed attention and special care they give you makes you feel as if you’re their only client.” - Joshua
“At every juncture, I was not only confident Gino was fighting for me to obtain a just outcome, but equally confident that Gino personally cared about me and my family though out the entire process.” - Ralph