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Durham Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Helping the Most Severely Injured in Durham

When someone is catastrophically injured, the consequences can be dire. Catastrophic injuries are those that cause permanent disabilities, life-altering conditions, and a complete loss of the ability to live and work as you once did. These injuries have severe and long-lasting impacts on victims and their families.

If you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic injury in Durham, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we understand the complexities of these cases and the importance of securing full and fair compensation for our clients. Our Durham catastrophic injury lawyers are here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for your rights inside and outside the courtroom.

Contact us online or call (919) 335-7553 to request a free consultation. We have multiple offices throughout North Carolina and are ready to help you.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are those that cause significant, life-altering harm. These injuries are often severe and can cause permanent disabilities, as well as a complete loss of the ability to work and earn an income. As such, they are often accompanied by extensive physical, emotional, and financial damages.

Some of the most common examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Amputations
  • Burn injuries
  • Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia, etc.)
  • Organ damage
  • Eye injuries/vision loss
  • Crush injuries
  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Severe lacerations
  • Severe disfigurement/scarring

While these injuries are often the result of accidents, they can also be caused by intentional acts of violence or negligence. In other words, even if you were harmed in an intentional assault or as a result of your own negligence, you may still be entitled to compensation for your injuries and related losses. Our Durham catastrophic injury attorneys can help you determine if you have a case during a free, confidential consultation.

How Does a Catastrophic Injury Affect the Victim’s Life?

When someone is catastrophically injured, their life is forever changed. In many cases, they are no longer able to live and work as they once did. This can be incredibly difficult for the victim and their family, both emotionally and financially.

Some of the many ways in which a catastrophic injury may affect a victim’s life include:

  • Permanent disability
  • Inability to return to work
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium (inability to have a normal marital relationship)
  • Increased risk of health complications
  • Increased risk of other injuries
  • Need for ongoing medical care and treatment
  • Need for rehabilitative care and therapy
  • Need for in-home care and/or home modifications
  • Need for assistive devices and/or mobility aids
  • Need for medications and/or medical equipment
  • Need for mental health counseling and support
  • Permanent disfigurement and/or scarring
  • Chronic pain and/or suffering
  • Mental and emotional anguish

Types of Compensation in a Catastrophic Injury Claim

When you suffer a catastrophic injury, you face a wide range of damages. These damages can be economic (financial) and non-economic (emotional and physical). In a personal injury claim, you can recover both types of damages and punitive damages in some cases.

Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Hospital stays
  • Surgeries and other procedures
  • Medications
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Rehabilitative care and therapy
  • Assistive devices and mobility aids
  • In-home care and home modifications
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Lost benefits
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional anguish
  • Chronic pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and/or scarring

Why Choose Lanier Law Group, P.A.?

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we are committed to helping those who have been catastrophically injured. Our Durham catastrophic injury attorneys understand the immense challenges you are facing and are here to provide the compassionate, personalized legal counsel you deserve. We are not afraid to take on large insurance companies and other powerful entities, and we have a proven track record of success in even the most complex and high-stakes cases. When you choose our firm, you can be confident that we will fight for you and your right to a full and fair recovery.

Here are just a few reasons why clients throughout Durham and beyond choose Lanier Law Group, P.A.:

  • Compassionate, client-focused representation
  • Free initial consultations
  • No fees unless/until we recover compensation for you
  • Customized legal strategies tailored to your unique needs and goals
  • Extensive experience handling even the most complex catastrophic injury cases
  • A track record of success
  • Offices located throughout North Carolina for your convenience

To speak to a member of our team about your case, call (919) 335-7553 or contact us online today.

We Fight for Our Clients

*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
  • $5.95 Million Permanent Brain Failure

    Our client had a brick fly off of a utility trailer and go through their windshield and hit her on the face.

  • $4.8 Million Settlement

    A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

  • $4.3 Million Head-On Collision

    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

  • $3.1 Million Birth Injury/Hypoxic Brain Injury

    The OB doctor’s negligence caused a delay in the baby’s birth which resulted in the baby suffering of a severe hypoxic brain injury.

  • $1.8 Million Litigation Settlement

    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • $1.375 Million Medication Overdose/Hospital Negligence

    Our client died following an overdose of medication that occurred as a result of the negligence of the nursery staff while they were in the hospital.

We Never Back Down From a Fight

Featured Reviews, Testimonials & Results
    "20 out of 10 stars."
    There are times in your life you are so hurt and feel life has a grudge against you. Nothing in your life is going right. I lost the most important person in my life to death, of which I knew mistakes were made because I witnessed it with my own eyes. When you contact a law group you most of the time get all business and a matter of fact conversation. I want all to know that from the first phone call they listened to my lengthy story, sobbing most of the time with so much compassion. They never made any promises but offered assurances that no stone would be unturned. They fulfilled every word they said. They restored faith that I had lost. Until you are in a position like mine you can never know how invaluable Lanier Law Group is. They were wonderful while maintaining their professionalism. They treated me like a family member. They really do care about their clients. But most of all they are the best at what they do. I worked in the court system for years so I knew how attorneys and law firms basically operated. Understanding the law and it's interpretation is the ultimate key to winning any case. Also know that if an attorney/attorneys study and review your case and know that you don't have a chance in a court of law and are big enough to tell you that instead of giving you false hope, you then my friend have a group with valuable shared values. I have so much respect for everyone in this Law Group. I recommend Lanier Law Group, P.A. to anyone who needs representation, they are in your corner. 20 out of 10 stars.
    - Diane W.
    "Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members"
    I started working with Lanier Law Group in 2020 on my Social Security Disability case. They from start to finish were awesome. My case manager Janet Hanks and attorney, Ashley Sappenfield were always available to answer all my questions. I did not have to do much but sit back and let them handle whatever was needed. My case took too long (2 years) and if I did not have Janet and Ashley My case would still not be approved. I would recommend Lanier to anyone to get the job done and approved. Do not go to another firm with your case, who promise the world and do not see it to completion and do not think another firms would have worked as hard as they did on my case. Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members to handle any cases of this type and other legal services they provide. They went above and beyond!
    - Phillip J.
    "So thankful for your expertise and professionalism"
    Mrs. Gonzalez did an awesome job of explaining everything in detail and keeping me informed on the status of my case. Despite poor customer service with the insurance company, Mrs. Gonzalez was able to fix what they could not. Mrs. Gonzalez was very helpful with helping me understand things that I was not aware of when dealing with insurance claims. I am so thankful for her expertise and professionalism.
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    The staff kept me well informed in a more than timely manner and was always ready to answer any questions I may have.
    - Timothy M.
    "The Lanier Law Group provided excellent customer service!"
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    "Great experience"
    Great experience. Tish was very helpful as my case progressed and explained all of the steps to me, leaving me with very few questions. Shea was also very helpful during the negotiation process.
    - Nyesha B.

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