If you were injured in an accident, minor injuries can also seriously affect your physical health, mental well-being and financial security. In cases of serious and catastrophic injuries, your life and the lives of your loved ones can irrevocably change forever.
Serious injuries require legal representation. If you have suffered a serious or disabling injury in the State of Georgia, call the law firm of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today at 770-888-8901 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
What is a serious injury?
Claims for personal injury are presented for several reasons. Which may include personal injury and property damage. On the other hand, serious and catastrophic injuries involve injuries so serious that the consequences and consequences will significantly change the course of the victim's life forever.
A serious injury may require multiple surgeries, treatment and extensive rehabilitation, including permanent care at home. Severe and severe injuries can include:
Can a Serious Injury be Life-Threatening?
A serious injury can be life-threatening. Tragically, some of the personal injury claims we handle do result in death. Catastrophic physical trauma could cause a fatal head wound, internal bleeding, an organ injury, terminal disease, fatal blood loss, or lead to death in any other seemingly infinite ways. If your loved one died as the result of someone else’s negligence, then you may have a wrongful death case to pursue compensation and justice.
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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Serious Injury Case in Georgia?
Most personal injuries fall within the statute of limitations that allows a certain number of years from the date of the injury, during which you can file a claim. Although this is a set number of years, we want to talk to you about your claim before giving you that number. Your case could fall into another category or have extenuating circumstances that provide more time or less time to file. You can contact us now to make sure you have enough time to file your claim.
What Kind of Compensation Should I Expect In A Catastrophic Injury Case?
Compensation can never be guaranteed in a personal injury case, so you shouldn’t necessarily expect it, but you should expect our attorneys to work tirelessly until we have obtained the best possible results on your behalf.
In a case in which monetary compensation is successfully recovered, it may be for the following damages:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future loss of wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
Talk to our attorneys about calculating the potential damages in your case.
What Are the Categories of Injuries?
When it comes to personal injury claims, our attorneys want to get to know each and every way you have been impacted. The full extent of the injuries you suffered may affect you in many ways, including:
- In other ways
When we are evaluating your claim, we are not necessarily trying to isolate the physical injury into a certain category. It is true that personal injury cases generally deal with severe physical injuries, but there may be many aspects to the way your life has been altered.
What Are Classified as Life-Changing Injuries?
Any type of physical injury could potentially alter the course of someone’s life. Usually these injuries affect a person’s physicality and physical ability, or the way their brain functions, or the way they process emotions and their mental health. Most often, the catastrophic injuries in personal injury claims affect all of these aspects of your life.
We have seen just how life-altering the following injuries can be:
- Injuries to the brain or spine
- Loss of a limb or appendage
- Chronic disease
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Severe burns
A life-changing injury may mean that you have lost some of the function of your body, or that your mental health is forever altered. It may mean you have post-traumatic stress, or that you will need to use adaptive equipment like a wheelchair for the rest of your life. You may be unable to do the job you held previously.
There are of course many other ways that an injury can affect the course of your life. Our job as attorneys is to learn just how impactful the trauma has been so that we can pursue every dollar you need and deserve in order to rebuild your life and move forward.
After a loved one suffers fatal injuries due to someone's recklessness or carelessness, they are all baffled. In addition to the extreme emotional trauma caused by this sudden loss, the family is left with a series of complex legal questions and unexpected financial actions.
In this difficult circumstance, it is important to meet with our attorneys to discuss the possibility of a wrongful death claim. These complicated lawsuits can help you obtain compensation for burial and funeral costs, lost income, medical bills and other damages associated with your tragic loss.
How Do I Demonstrate Negligence In Personal Injury Claims?
In cases involving the victim of a fatal or catastrophic injury, our attorneys focus on determining the cause of the injuries and hold all parties liable for any negligence. To prove negligence in personal injury cases, you must establish the following four elements:
- Damage: You must incur actual damages as a result of your injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages or damage to property.
- Causation: Must demonstrate that someone's negligence caused. directly the damage you are trying to recover.
- Duty: Must demonstrate that the negligent party did not comply with security. For example, if it was on someone's property, that party has a duty to ensure that it will not suffer damage to the facilities.
- Breach of duty: must show that the negligent party did not fulfill its duty. Had he not failed in his duty, his injuries would not have occurred.
How Can I Prepare for My Catastrophic Injury Case in Court?
Not all personal injury cases go to court, or before a judge, or a jury. Instead, a claim may be settled in negotiations outside of the courtroom. In any situation, our attorneys will make sure you are fully prepared for any meetings you must attend. Getting ready may include:
- Gathering certain documents
- Printing emails or texts
- Gathering any journal or diary entries you kept during a certain time period
- Providing witness information
- Providing medical records and health documents
- Providing proof of medical care
- Providing bills and financial statements
You can rely on us to keep you ready every step of the way. Our attorneys are always here to provide guidance and support throughout the duration of your case and beyond.
Consult Our Catastrophic Injury Lawyers In Cumming, GA
If you live in the State of Georgia, the law firm of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC, is conveniently located near you. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced, prepared, individualized approach to personal injury, call us today at 770-888-8901 . You can also fill out the form in our contact page, and our staff will assist you with setting up your appointment. Our lawyers operate under a contingency fee, which means you do not owe us anything unless we get a favorable outcome for your case.