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