If you’ve been hurt in an accident you didn’t cause or developed a disease or chronic illness from a defective consumer product or dangerous drug, you may feel like your injury – and its effect on your life – is a catastrophe. But, there’s a legal difference between catastrophic and personal injuries. How severe and life-changing the harm is may determine what kind of settlement and how much you receive. If injuries from an accident have changed your life, you may need the help of an Augusta, GA, catastrophic injury lawyer from Ted A. Greve & Associates to secure the compensation you deserve.
What Does An Augusta Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Do?
A catastrophic injury lawyer is a personal injury attorney who fights for victims who are now permanently disabled due to the negligence of another person or entity. A catastrophic injury leaves the victim with a very slim, often no, chance of recovery. Personal injury victims, while they may have serious injury and months of suffering, will fully or mostly recover.
A plaintiff in a personal injury case may require life-time care, like accommodations in a nursing home or memory care facility. They may not be able to work anymore, or if they can, be unable to continue in the same career they had before the accident. So, their earning potential (and its impact on retirement or future plans) could be significantly curtailed.
Your catastrophic injury attorney understands how your and your family’s lives are forever changed. They investigate your claim and identify the party or parties to blame, holding them accountable for their recklessness and negligence. Your lawyer builds a strong case against the at-fault party and fights to ensure that any settlement or jury award is enough to cover your needs for a lifetime.
What Makes A Catastrophic Injury Different From A Personal Injury?
A personal injury becomes catastrophic when:
- You cannot engage in gainful employment
- You require ongoing medical care
- You cannot complete activities of daily living without assistance
- A family member becomes your caregiver and cannot work
- You require a medical device for assistance or modifications to your house or car
Some common types of catastrophic injuries include partial or total paralysis, hearing or vision loss, or amputation of a limb or extremities. Internal organ damage that requires the removal of an organ could be considered catastrophic. Many brain injury victims, those who suffer serious changes to their cognitive abilities or who suffer a sudden onset of cognitive decline, may also be catastrophic injury victims.
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Are you permanently disabled due to an accident you didn’t cause? Is your loved one unable to care for themselves after suffering grievous injury? The skilled Augusta catastrophic injury lawyers at Ted A. Greve & Associates can help you learn your options for compensation and secure compensation for your past, present, and future medical needs.