A catastrophic injury usually occurs suddenly and without warning. Catastrophic injuries can have a devastating impact on their victims, as well as their victims’ families.
At Hare Wynn, our experienced attorneys handle cases involving virtually every type of catastrophic injury. Injuries that could be considered catastrophic include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis; paraplegia, quadriplegia
- Severe burns
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Loss of eyesight
These injuries usually not only involve intense physical pain and suffering at the outset, but generally result in severe long term consequences and life-style changes. These injuries can be particularly devastating to children, who have special needs, and whose cases deserve special attention.
The financial impact of long term care for one of these catastrophic injuries can easily exceed millions of dollars, yet the long term implications for such injures are often not readily apparent. Anyone suffering a catastrophic injury deserves an attorney that understands these complex, and often-times delicate, issues. Any settlement of a catastrophic injury claim must take into account a multitude of complex factors, including reimbursement for medical expenses, reimbursement for lost wages, compensation for physical pain and suffering, as well as compensation for future surgeries or future medical or nursing care. Thus, the value of any catastrophic injury claim often involves the analysis of experts in numerous fields of study.
One of the most common catastrophic injuries is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) affects over 1.4 million people each year. The CDC estimates that traumatic brain injuries affect approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population. Traumatic brain injuries can cause a wide variety of effects, including impairment of cognitive ability, impairment of language, or impairment of sensation or emotions. These types of injuries, which can range from mild to severe, have special needs that require the proactive involvement of both the attorney, as well as the client.
Another common catastrophic injury involves traumatic injury of the spinal cord. The overwhelming majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle collisions. These types of injuries, including partial paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia, can be debilitating and can have life-long effects ranging from pressure sores and respiratory complications to spasticity and scoliosis.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, or a devastating physical or psychological injury, please contact one of the catastrophic injury attorneys at Hare Wynn. For more than 100 years, the lawyers of Hare Wynn have been dedicated to representing the victims and families of those harmed through the negligent acts of others. The firm currently handles catastrophic injury cases in states across the country, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, as well as many others.