A catastrophic injury can leave your life in ruins. Don’t end up paying the financial burden of your damages out of pocket. Instead, you can file a claim to hold the negligent party responsible for your accident liable for what happened. Recover financial compensation today.
The Ellenwood catastrophic injury lawyers at John Foy & Associates have more than two decades’ worth of experience handling even the toughest of cases. We won’t stop until you get the compensation you deserve. Learn more about what we can do to assist you.
We’ll Help You Fight for Compensation for Your Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury is an injury that prevents you from working a job and earning money permanently. Typically, catastrophic injuries affect the spine, brain, or damage your senses. Losing a limb constitutes a catastrophic injury as well.
It’s not right that you have to suffer through this. That’s why the law at both the state and federal level allows you as a victim to pursue financial compensation at the at-fault party’s expense. Don’t waste this chance to get justice and win a settlement.
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Hiring an Ellenwood Catastrophic Injury Lawyer to Help You Is Crucial
When you hire a lawyer, your chances of winning a settlement increase significantly. Even though there’s no requirement by law to retain legal representation before you file, not doing so makes it much harder to win against the insurance companies. Our Ellenwood catastrophic injury lawyers will help you by:
- Handling all of your legal affairs on your behalf.
- Consulting with experts in various fields to support your case.
- Talk to witnesses and get their statements.
- Collect and organize important evidence regarding your case.
- Handle all communications with other parties.
- Represent you and your best interests at all times.
- Accurately calculate all of the damages you sustained.
- Help you get medical treatment.
- Take your case to trial if necessary.
Don’t divide your attention from your health after sustaining a catastrophic injury. While you rest and focus on healing and recovery, we can take care of everything for you. Allow us to work hard and win you a fair settlement.
Types of Accidents that Cause Catastrophic Injuries You Can Sue For
In all truth, the type of accident that caused your catastrophic injury is irrelevant. As long as your injuries prevent you from doing any gainful work, then you can file a claim. There are, however, certain cases that typically result in catastrophic injuries more than others.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
All motor vehicle accidents have a high likelihood of the victim suffering a catastrophic injury. With millions of motor vehicle accidents happening each year, this is by far the most common source of catastrophic injury in the U.S.
Motor vehicle accidents such as rollovers, side impacts, and head-on collisions can cause massive injuries. All drivers on the road need to exercise a strong duty of care to prevent accidents like these from happening. Failure to do so out of negligence means that you can file a claim and get compensated.
Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of preventable death and injury in the nation. When any medical professional fails to treat you with the utmost care, they make themselves liable for whatever injury or damage you suffered.
Catastrophic injuries from medical malpractice usually result from a misdiagnosis, botched medical procedures, and birth injuries. These can cause such severe and debilitating harm that you can no longer function normally or live life fully without any disabilities.
Workplace injuries happen frequently, but they are prevalent and deadly on construction sites. Construction accidents often leave construction workers with terrible injuries that can prevent them from returning to work. If workers’ compensation isn’t giving their fair share, hiring a lawyer to help is the best option to take.
Fight to Recover Compensation for Your Damages
When you file a claim, you can recover two main types of damages for your catastrophic injury. In addition, there’s a chance you can also receive an additional reward for the claim you file.
Economic damages are the damages you sustained that have fixed monetary values. In other words, the amount that these damages are static. Some examples of economic damages include:
- Property damages
- Medical expenses for treatment, prescriptions, equipment, hospital visits, etc.
- Lost wages
Always retain all of your invoices, bills, and receipts for your economic damages. They are useful for our lawyers when it comes time to calculate your settlement and act as proof of the severity of your injuries.
Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages have no fixed value because how much they’re worth typically depends on the circumstances and context surrounding your claim. Some of the most common non-economic damages you can factor into your settlement are:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Disability and disfigurement
Even though money can’t replace the life of a loved one or completely fix all of the injuries you’ve suffered, it can help you get closure and the financial stability to move forward with life comfortably. We won’t let the insurance company try to cheat you out of the non-economic damages you deserve.
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-12-5.1 allows you to recover a reward for punitive damages. To qualify for punitive damages, the at-fault party responsible for your catastrophic injury must have been grossly negligent in their actions. This means that they:
- Intentionally tried to cause you harm
- Were egregiously irresponsible
- Committed a crime when the accident occurred
Most accidents that result in catastrophic injury should qualify for punitive damages. Our lawyers will ensure that you receive a reward on top of the settlement you win if yours does.
Don’t Wait to File Your Catastrophic Injury Claim in Georgia
Waiting to file your claim puts your ability to win a fair settlement at risk. If you wait too long to file, especially for a catastrophic injury, it makes it look like your injuries aren’t that serious to the insurance company. Additionally, as time passes, evidence will deteriorate. So time isn’t on your side.
OCGA §9-3-33 gives you a two-year statute of limitations but you should never take the full two years to start your claim. We don’t recommend rushing to file, but taking your time isn’t going to help you. Don’t risk your settlement with inaction.
Never Trust Insurance Companies
Insurance companies often act like they’re on your side, but in reality, they only want to try and get you to settle for less. So before you talk to an insurance adjuster or accept any deal, you need to hire one of our catastrophic injury lawyers in Ellenwood. We will look over any deals made and talk to the insurance company for you.
Many catastrophic injury victims have ended up settling for less by not being careful with the deals made by insurance companies. Instead, always pursue the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim. Getting a lawyer can help you do that.
Our Ellenwood Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Can Help You Today
With millions of dollars recovered for our clients over the years, our catastrophic injury attorneys in Ellenwood have the experience and dedication to assist you throughout the claims process. Trust the team at John Foy & Associates to get you through this challenging time. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling us or filling out our online contact form to get a free consultation.