Catastrophic and Serious Injury Attorneys in Auburn
Some injuries are considered so serious that they have a life-changing impact on the victim and the ones they love. These catastrophic injuries will affect every aspect of the victim’s life, and you are going to require significant financial help to obtain lifetime care.
At Haygood, Cleveland, Pierce & Thompson LLP, our personal injury attorneys have more than 50 years of experience advocating for the rights of accident victims and their loved ones. We have extensive knowledge of Alabama law and are ready to work on your behalf to secure the full and fair compensation you need and deserve following a catastrophic injury.
Contact our office today at (334) 821-3892 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are generally the type that leaves the victim either partially or totally unable to work. Also, this type of event can require long-term medical treatment, accommodations, and rehabilitation. The various types of accidents that can result in catastrophic injuries include:
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Sports accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Fires and explosions
- Workplace accidents
- Acts of violence
- Environmental accidents
We Handle All Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases
Catastrophic injuries have this name because they are physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. Not only do they impact the victim’s health, but also their emotional well-being and financial stability. Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries are traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, severe burn injuries, and accidental amputation.
Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs from a blow, bump, or jolt to the head. The accident doesn’t have to be severe to cause serious and lasting damage. Common symptoms of TBI include dizziness, headaches, ringing in the ears, nausea, mood changes, and paralysis.
These injuries can result in the victim being in a coma and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious TBI, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your legal options.
Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) can be some of the most traumatic and devastating events in a person’s life. These can result in partial or complete paralysis as well as issues with respiration, bladder and bowel function, motor functions, and other nerve damage.
Victims of these injuries generally require lifetime medical care and accommodations. When you speak with our legal team, we will review your case and discuss the best strategy to protect your rights.
Burn Injury Attorneys
Severe burns can be the some of the most excruciating and debilitating injuries a person can endure. Third-degree burns can lead to catastrophic consequences such as disfigurement, charred skin, shock, and even amputation.
The physical and emotional pain that comes with a severe burn injury can be nearly insurmountable. Our experienced and aggressive catastrophic injury attorneys will work to translate your pain and suffering into a demand for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Accidental Amputation Attorneys
Some catastrophic accidents involve the accidental amputation of a hand, foot, leg, arm, finger, or toe. This often occurs with confined space or crush injuries.
An amputation injury can be catastrophic because it can limit your ability to perform certain everyday tasks and earn a living. If someone else was responsible for your harm, you have the right to demand full and fair compensation for your injury.
What is My Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?
Our catastrophic injury attorneys understand that this type of injury poses a series of challenges to you and your loved ones. If someone else was responsible for your harm, they should also be held accountable for your damages. When you make a claim for maximum compensation, some of the damages you are entitled to include:
- Past and future medical care
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Long-term care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Punitive damages
Personal Injury Lawsuits in Alabama
When an injury takes place in Alabama, you don’t have an indefinite amount of time to pursue a claim. The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date of the accident. Miss this deadline and you will not be able to recover from the responsible party.
Going further, Alabama applies a harsh legal doctrine to personal injury cases known as contributory negligence. According to the law, you may be completely barred from recovering damages if you are found to be partially responsible for your accident, even just 1%. Because of this, it’s vital that you never discuss fault with anyone other than your legal representative.
Dealing with Insurance Companies After an Accident
When you have suffered a catastrophic injury, there is likely going to be at least one insurance company involved. Because the stakes are high in these cases, you will have their full and undivided attention, but it would be a grave error to believe that these representatives are on your side. They’re not.
Insurance companies want nothing more than to close high-value cases like yours for as little as possible. In other words, you’re likely to get a low-ball settlement offer that you should quickly reject. As your trusted representatives, we handle all contact and negotiations with insurance companies and providers on your behalf so that you can focus on recovering and rebuilding your life.
Speak with an Experienced Auburn Catastrophic Injury Attorney
While nothing can undo the pain and suffering you’ve already endured, our personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for the financial compensation you need and deserve to make your recovery as comfortable as possible. These are complex cases, and they are best handled by a firm that has the resources and experience to give your case the maximum opportunity for a successful resolution.
Haygood, Cleveland, Pierce & Thompson LLP is a client-focused firm that aggressively advocates for the rights and financial future of accident victims and their families. If your injury prevents you from traveling, we offer home and hospital visits for your convenience. Contact our Auburn office today at (334) 821-3892 to schedule your free initial consultation.