Catastrophic Injuries

Charlotte Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Life-Changing Injuries Call for Serious Legal Counsel

When you have suffered a life-changing injury in an accident, you should only work with a personal injury firm that knows how to take the situation as seriously as it is. At Lanier Law Group in Charlotte, we have focused our efforts on catastrophic injury claims, including cases that other law firms have turned down to their difficulty. We are here to help you with your claim from start to finish, so you don’t need to worry about anything. All we want you to do is rest and recover as best you can while we progress your case to pursue the most compensation possible.

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What Injuries are Considered Catastrophic?

Every injury feels serious when you are the one who suffered it. Yet only certain injuries are considered catastrophic by medical and legal definitions. Typically, an injury is considered catastrophic using medical definitions if it is life-threatening or likely to cause a permanent or temporary disability. In legal contexts, an injury can be considered catastrophic if it prevents the victim from earning gainful income on their own.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can take many forms under medical and legal definitions. Thanks to our extensive experience with injury claims, specifically catastrophic injury claims and lawsuits, we can handle virtually any catastrophic injury claim that you bring us.

Different types of catastrophic injuries include the following and more:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation injuries
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Third-degree burns
  • Organ failure or damage
  • Permanent scarring

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries in Charlotte

Lanier Law Group and our catastrophic injury attorneys have been helping locals in Charlotte and the surrounding area for years. This experience has familiarized us with the many common causes of catastrophic injuries. It might be no surprise to learn that car accidents and truck accidents are the leading causes of life-changing injuries in Charlotte, just as they are everywhere else in the country. However, workplace accidents in several industries here in Charlotte are also common causes of catastrophic injuries.

Industries in Charlotte with a higher-than-average risk of catastrophic injury for workers include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Textiles
  • Technology
  • Food processing
  • Construction

If you were catastrophically injured while working in Charlotte, please call (855) 757-4204 to discuss your legal options with our team. You might qualify for workers’ compensation while still being eligible to pursue an injury claim against the liable party.

How are Catastrophic Injuries Treated?

Treatments for catastrophic injuries can vary depending on the nature of the injury. For example, someone who has suffered a brain injury might need occupational therapy to help them relearn how to speak clearly, whereas someone with a spinal cord injury might need rehabilitative therapy to strengthen their legs and allow them to walk again.

The common thread in all catastrophic injury treatments is the high cost. It is not unusual for medical treatment costs to reach six figures shortly after the patient is hospitalized. When the patient’s lifelong treatments are considered, the total medical costs can exceed $1 million.

Long-Term Impact of Catastrophic Injuries

The long-term impact of a catastrophic injury will be more than just physical limitations. Most people who suffer a catastrophic injury will also experience day-to-day limitations and financial hardships, too. For example, it is not unusual for someone with a catastrophic injury to realize that they can’t easily complete the same around-the-house tasks that they used to take for granted.

Catastrophic injury patients are also likely to suffer a decline in overall mental health. The new limitations on their mobility and independence can understandably reduce their overall happiness and the enjoyment that they get out of life. Therapy for depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder might be necessary.

Recoverable Compensation for Catastrophic Injury Claims

The compensation owed to you as someone who suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident could be significant. When working on a case, our Charlotte catastrophic injury lawyers know to consider the damages that you will incur far into the future, not just what you have already experienced. For example, we can work with medical experts to determine what kind of specialized treatments you will need after hospitalization and how long those will last.

Compensation that we demand in your catastrophic injury claim should help pay for:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Future unearned income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lessened enjoyment of life
  • Lost independence
  • Shortened life expectancy

Benefits of Hiring a Local Charlotte Lawyer

Lanier Law Group is a known name throughout North Carolina, but we also have attorneys who are local to Charlotte. When you need help with a catastrophic injury claim in Charlotte, you should make sure that you work with a local.

Benefits of working with a local Charlotte attorney include:

  • We know local courthouses – like the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on McDowell Street – and the officials who work there.
  • We know how judges and juries tend to consider catastrophic injury cases, too, which can give you an advantage as your case progresses.
  • We have a familiarity with local insurance defense representatives and the tactics that they tend to try in court and negotiations.
  • We have worked with local medical professionals – such as doctors at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center – so collecting medical evidence for your case can be easier.

Choose Lanier Law Group’s Local Team Today

For a catastrophic injury claim in Charlotte, make sure that you hire a heavyweight. Lanier Law Group is proud to be the powerful firm that locals trust for their most serious cases. We are known for combining the strength of a big corporate firm with the personality and care of a small, local firm. Discover what that combination can do for your catastrophic injury claim today.

For more information or just to talk to someone who wants to help, call (855) 757-4204 at any time.

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