Catastrophic injuries are those that are particularly severe in nature, or those that dramatically alter the victim’s life. Typically, the medical treatment required for such injuries is far more extensive—and costly—than the treatment needed for other types of injuries. This, coupled with the life-altering consequences of catastrophic injuries can make the road to recovery that much harder.
At Jeff Roberts & Associates, PLLC, we provide dedicated legal representation for individuals who have suffered serious, life-altering injuries. While we are aggressive advocates for our clients in court, we provide caring and compassionate support for them throughout the process. With nearly two decades of legal experience, our Nashville catastrophic injury attorneys have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Contact us online or by phone at (615) 425-4400 to find out how we can help you with your catastrophic injury case. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and contingent fees, meaning you don’t have to pay unless/until we win your case.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Generally speaking, catastrophic injuries are any injuries that cause permanent or long-lasting disabilities or affect a person’s ability to return to his or her normal life. There are many different types of catastrophic injuries, all of which can have serious, lifelong consequences for both the victim and his or her family.
Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull or spinal fractures
- Accidental amputation/loss of limb
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Irreversible nerve damage
Often, these types of injuries lead to other serious complications, including permanent brain damage, loss of mobility, hearing or vision impairment, paraplegia or quadriplegia, and even death. In most cases, victims require extensive medical treatment, both immediate and ongoing. They are often unable to ever return to any form of gainful employment. This not only affects the victim but his or her family as well, as the family members are often the ones who alter their own lives to care for the victim.
How Do Catastrophic Injuries Occur?
Catastrophic injuries can result from nearly any type of accident. Sporting accidents are some of the leading causes of catastrophic injury, particularly those involving football and cheerleading.
Other common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Car, semi-truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Dog attacks/bites
- Slip and fall accidents
This list is not exhaustive; there are many other incidents that can lead to catastrophic injuries, including workplace accidents, defective products, and more. Regardless of the cause, it is crucial that you speak with a catastrophic injury attorney in Nashville if you or a loved one has suffered a life-altering injury.
What to Do if You or a Loved One Is Catastrophically Injured
After any serious accident, you may be left wondering how you are going to pay for your medical bills and ongoing treatment. This concern typically increases tenfold when the accident in question leads to catastrophic injuries. Not only are you likely dealing with mounting medical bills, you have also probably had to take time off work to obtain treatment. If you were the one who suffered catastrophic injuries, you may be unable to return to work for a very long time—or ever. Plus, on top of all this, the physical pain and emotional trauma of such a serious accident can be crippling.
However, if you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries, there is hope. At Jeff Roberts & Associates, PLLC, we help severely injured victims and their families fight for their legal right to financial compensation. We are committed to holding negligent people and companies liable for their actions and the harm they cause. If you or a family member were involved in an accident, contact a Nashville catastrophic injury lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. You only have one year from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim, which means it is important that you act quickly if you wish to secure the financial recovery you are owed.
To learn more about filing a personal injury claim, contact our office at (615) 425-4400 for a complimentary consultation with a member of our team.