Catastrophic Injuries

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    Most accidents lead to minor and moderate injuries. Accident victims in minor collision impact cases experience significant pain and inconvenience. However, most of them fully recover from their injuries and receive enough compensation to cover their losses. However, some accidents cause extensive damages. You may suffer serious or catastrophic injuries that will take years to rehabilitate, or leave you with permanent disfigurements or limitations. After being significantly injured in an accident, your life may never be the same. When another person’s careless acts cause you to suffer severe, life-altering injuries, you should speak with a catastrophic injury lawyer about your right to compensation.

    To discuss your options after suffering a significant accident injury call Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC at (404) 419-6674. You can also reach us through our online form. We will contact you as soon as possible to schedule your free no-risk consultation.

    Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are here to comfort you after an accident caused by another person’s negligence. We will carefully review the facts of your case and discuss our strategy to obtain the compensation that you deserve.

    Common Serious & Catastrophic Injuries

    Our legal team at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC has over 33 years of experience helping individuals who have suffered serious injuries. We have seen it all by fighting hard for our clients against stingy insurance companies.

    Our team of catastrophic injury attorneys is glad to represent you after you or a loved one suffer any serious or catastrophic harm, including but not limited to:

    • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
      If you suffer a moderate-to-severe TBI, you will likely experience a wide range of long-term and permanent side effects. The exact consequences depend upon a number of factors, including the severity of the injury and the impacted areas of your brain. You might experience physical limitations, cognitive difficulties, memory issues, communication problems, personality changes, and mental health issues.
    • Broken Bones
      Many people experience a bone fracture during their life. A simple fracture is easily set and typically heals within weeks. However, complex fractures often require surgical intervention. After surgery, you will need months or more of physical rehabilitation, and even then, you might have permanent impairments. If the bone broke through the skin, then you are at a high risk for infection, which can lead to life-threatening illness.
    • Sprains & Strains
      Accidents often cause soft tissue injuries. You may experience sprains, in which a ligament is stretched or torn. Or, you may experience strains when muscles or tendons are stretched or torn. Many people experience minor sprains and strains throughout their life, like a sprained ankle or wrist. However, if a ligament, muscle, or tendon is partially or fully torn, you might require surgery and physical rehabilitation to recover. You might regain full function, or you might experience limitations and discomfort in the future.
    • Neck Injury & Whiplash
      Whiplash is a common injury, particularly in car accidents. Despite its unique name, whiplash is usually a sprain or strain in the neck. If the sprain or strain is severe, it may require more than rest, physical therapy, and pain management. Other neck injuries can damage the spine and cause dislocated disks or fractures in the cervical vertebrae, and pinched nerves. If you suffered a neck injury, you should speak with a skilled injury lawyer about the evidence you need to prove that the collision caused your neck injury, rather than the natural aging process.
    • Back Injuries
      The term “back injuries” encompasses a wide range of injuries. You might have suffered serious sprains and strains in your back. You might have damaged your spine, such as a fractured vertebrae, crushed vertebrae, dislocation, or herniated disc. Back injuries are often very painful and make any type of normal activity painful. You may not be able to work for weeks or months. With many back injuries, you should expect long-term physical limitations and pain.
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
      When your spine is injured, your spinal cord may be injured, as well. Your spinal cord might be bruised, partially severed, or fully severed in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral region. In each portion of your spine, the spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that control movement in your body below that level. Depending upon the location of the injury, and whether it is complete or incomplete, you might experience loss of sensation, loss of function, or full paralysis. Spinal cord injuries also typically involve loss of bowel and bladder control and loss of sexual function. If you are suffering any form of paralysis after an accident, contact a serious injury attorney right away.
    • Amputation Injuries
      Amputations in accidents typically occur in one of two ways. The accident might cause the traumatic amputation of a limb or digit that surgeons might not be able to reattach. In other accidents, a digit or limb is severely damaged, and surgeons must amputate it to provide you with the best quality of life in the future.
    • Burn Injuries
      You might suffer burns due to sun exposure, chemicals, electricity, fire, hot liquids, steam, heated objects, and even friction. The severity of the burns can vary greatly. If you suffer third-degree burns, you will require a great deal of medical care. In most cases, you will need skin grafts. You might also need additional cosmetic surgeries to improve your physical appearance in the future. Burn injuries can be excruciatingly painful. Speak with a catastrophic injury attorney about how to pursue appropriate compensation for your burn injuries.
    • Vision & Hearing Loss
      Accidents might cause you to lose certain senses partially or completely. If you sustain trauma to one or more eyes or are exposed to toxic chemicals, your eyesight might be diminished or you might become legally blind. Trauma to your ears might cause hearing loss or deafness. These types of accidents might require various medical treatments; however, you might also be left with a lifelong disability. You might require assistive devices, education, and new vocational training.
    • Polytrauma
      Accidents rarely cause one specific and isolated injury. Serious accidents, in particular, often cause multiple traumas to the body, known as polytrauma. When you suffer numerous serious injuries, you might suffer a great deal of physical pain and psychological suffering. You might spend days, weeks, or months in the hospital and undergo numerous surgeries and other treatments.
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      PTSD is a mental health condition that many individuals suffer after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening experience. The condition can occur in anyone. It has a wide range of symptoms, including reliving the event, avoiding situations that remind you of the event, reoccurring negative beliefs and feelings, and hyperarousal or a feeling of being overly alert all the time. PTSD can have a profound impact on your life if it is not diagnosed and treated.

    Learn More About Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC

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    Compensation in a Serious Bodily Injury Claim

    Serious and catastrophic injuries can lead to large settlements and court awards. However, the potential value of your claim depends on a number of factors. First, we must evaluate who is at fault for causing your injuries. Next, we must calculate your economic damages, including your past, present, and future medical expenses. We will work with your physicians and other retained medical experts to determine how much your future medical needs will cost. We will also document the wages you lost while undergoing treatment and recovering, as well as your diminished earning capacity if you will have a permanent disfigurement or disability. The financial costs of a serious accident can be devastating. We will fight for you to receive the maximum compensation that you deserve.

    Second, we will seek to assign a fair value to your non-economic injuries, including your physical pain, your mental suffering, and the impact of disfigurement or disability. It can be difficult to translate these experiences into a monetary amount. However, it is the only way the negligent party can begin to take responsibility for your pain and suffering.

    Do not hesitate to contact one of our serious injury attorneys to discuss how much your catastrophic injury claim may be worth.

    Injuries to Children

    Serious and catastrophic injuries have a profound effect on anyone. However, the lifelong impact they have on children is particularly devastating for the child and their parent. At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, we have litigated child injury claims for decades. We understand that children are often resilient and some may physically heal well from their injuries. However, most children that are seriously injured are forced to grow up with disfigurements and physical or cognitive limitations. They may have to go through puberty, and their formative years with disabilities their peers do not have. Beyond the trauma of the actual accident, the psychological impact of these injuries can be severe for a child.

    If your child suffered a serious injury, call a catastrophic accident lawyer as soon as you can. Your child deserves justice. We will strive to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your son or daughter.

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    Contact Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Today

    After you or a loved one suffer a serious or catastrophic injury, you are forced to deal with circumstances you never expected to experience. No one anticipates being seriously hurt or having to care for a loved one who suffered a life-altering injury. The burden that you and your family members carry may feel overwhelming. At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, we want to carry as much of this burden for you as we can. We are here to guide you through the insurance claim and legal process. We will aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve.

    We represent individuals throughout Atlanta, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Gwinnett County, and Cobb County, and Georgia. We also offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means we are not paid until we win your case.

    Contact our catastrophic injury lawyers today at (404) 419-6674 or through our online form.