Catastrophic Injuries

Atlanta Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Victims of Catastrophic Injuries Throughout Georgia

Catastrophic injuries can be caused by many kinds of accidents, leaving victims with long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences that completely upend their lives. Victims of catastrophic injuries may find themselves unable to work due to temporary or permanent disability, leaving them with little to no means of paying their mounting medical bills. 

If you recently sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident, our compassionate team at Morrison & Hughes is ready to help pick up the pieces and get your life back on track. Our Atlanta catastrophic injury lawyers recognize the financial burdens you have likely taken and are committed to fighting to get you maximum accountable. With over 75 years of combined trial experience, we understand how to hold responsible parties accountable for negligent or careless conduct and will leverage the full scope of our firm’s extensive resources as we pursue justice. 

You do not have to go through this fight alone: Put seasoned legal advocates on your side. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling (404) 689-2734 or contacting us online today

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What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are a type of severe injury that results in long-term and life-altering physical, mental, and/or emotional effects. These injuries frequently lead to significant medical expenses as well as a decrease in the quality of life for the victim. Many catastrophic injuries are permanent and will radically transform how a victim must live their life, which is a major part of why pursuing legal action and recovering full compensation is so important.

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Amputations (loss of limbs)
  • Disfigurement or severe burns
  • Internal organ damage
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of sight
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

What Causes Catastrophic Injuries?

Negligence is to blame for many catastrophic injuries. We often associate them with devastating car wrecks, but even a seemingly minor slip and fall can produce life-changing consequences. 

Catastrophic injuries may be caused by:

Types of Compensation You Can Recover for Catastrophic Injuries in Georgia

If your catastrophic injuries were caused by negligence, you have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. Also keep in mind that if you were injured at work or while on the job, you cannot typically sue your employer and will instead have to seek workers’ compensation benefits. If you have questions about your legal options, our Georgia catastrophic injury attorneys are happy to review your case and identify the best path forward.

When you suffer catastrophic injuries because of negligence, pursuing a personal injury claim allows you to potentially recover economic and non-economic damages, which include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income and earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement

We Use Innovative Legal Strategies to Win Cases

Getting you the compensation that you deserve requires showing the jury the severity of your catastrophic injury. We accomplish this through cutting-edge techniques, including using 3D printers to reproduce dynamic, tactile simulations of your injury to present at trial. Our team can also recreate accident scenes, including automobile accidents, to better demonstrate how you suffered your injuries and why the defendant should be responsible for covering your losses. 

At Morrison & Hughes, we recognize that a protracted legal fight is the last thing you want to go through as you adjust to your new normal. Let us relieve your burden and provide the aggressive advocacy you need to make the recovery process as straightforward, efficient, and painless as possible. Our Georgia catastrophic injury lawyers will always go the extra mile to secure the optimal outcome your situation demands.

Take the first step to getting fair compensation for catastrophic injuries by calling (404) 689-2734 or contacting us online today. 

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I recover compensation for emotional distress from a catastrophic injury in Georgia?

Yes, in Georgia, if you've suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, including emotional distress. Emotional distress is recognized as a significant non-economic damage that can be compensated because it reflects the psychological impact of your injury, which can be as debilitating as the physical effects.

What are the long-term effects of catastrophic injuries?

Catastrophic injuries often result in enduring physical, mental, and emotional impacts that can drastically alter a person's life. These injuries may lead to permanent disabilities, requiring lifelong medical care and assistance. The severity of these injuries can also affect a person's ability to work, engage in social activities, and perform daily tasks, significantly diminishing their quality of life and potentially leading to emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.

Frequently Asked Questions about Catastrophic Injuries in Georgia

  • How Much Is My Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?

    There is no way of knowing the accurate value of your catastrophic injury case without a thorough investigation. We can help you tabulate both the expenses you have already incurred as well as estimate the costs of future care. Our team is also prepared to quantify the more intangible non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, that you have endured and will continue to deal with. After a careful review of your circumstances, we will walk you through what you can expect to recover.

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim for Catastrophic Injuries in Georgia?

    In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally two years, meaning you have two years from the date you were injured to start the legal process. You cannot recover any damages if you miss this deadline. If you were injured at work, you should report the incident and injuries to your employer, in writing, as soon as possible. Then, you will usually have up to one year from the date of injury to file a formal workers’ compensation claim.

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