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While any injury to you or a loved one is serious, catastrophic injuries are those that we consider to have a significant impact on your life for years to come. It’s understandable for anyone to feel completely overwhelmed after they or a family member sustained a catastrophic injury. Your life may be permanently altered, or you may have a loved one fighting to survive. While many of these scenarios involve head or neck damage that can leave someone partially or fully paralyzed, there are numerous injuries that can have a catastrophic impact.
The injury lawyers at Randall & Stump, Criminal Defense Attorneys, know that the legal process following a catastrophic injury is very complex and often strongly contested by the many lawyers and insurance companies involved. Our compassionate team is well aware that you need help as soon as possible, and you may need financial assistance for years to come.
Of the many catastrophic injuries that we’ve helped our clients with, many involve:
Every injury is different and getting the medical and legal help you need after a catastrophic injury requires finding out exactly what happened in your accident. Many cases involve victims who have been totally caught off guard and don’t really know what caused their injury. However, even if you do have a very good idea of how you were hurt, your lawyer will have to illustrate a very clear explanation of what happened and who was responsible, if you are to obtain the damages you need.
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
Many catastrophic injuries happen because someone was engaging in careless and dangerous behavior. If you or a loved one have been hurt due to the negligent actions of another, you can seek financial damages to help your family. Many times people feel hesitant to sue someone after being hurt, but a severe injury can affect you for life, and your medical and living costs can get out of control. To secure compensation, your attorney will have to show that the other person or company was negligent, and that their negligence can be directly tied to the accident that caused your injuries.
Legal claims for serious injuries can be aggressively fought by the defendants. They often include one or several large insurance companies who are working very hard to limit their costs. However, you will need a lot of financial help after a life-altering accident, and for this reason, your catastrophic injury attorney must understand how to successfully negotiate with insurance companies and succeed at trial if necessary.
The catastrophic injury attorneys at Randall & Stump, Criminal Defense Attorneys, have helped victims recover compensation for:
After a devastating accident, your focus should be on getting better physically, and returning normalcy to your life in any way you can. However, it’s very important that you contact your attorney as soon as possible. A catastrophic accident attorney can review your case and let you know your options for seeking compensation.
North Carolina’s statute of limitations gives you only three years to file a lawsuit for damages. This may seem like a long time, but your legal counsel will have to investigate your medical records, police reports, and all other relevant evidence to make a strong case. Waiting too long can make it very difficult to get an adequate settlement offer or prepare for court. For this reason, it’s very important that you call your attorney without delay after a terrible accident.
Statistics indicate that value of your case will decrease the longer you take to seek legal assistance and file a claim. Often, insurance companies consider claims to be more serious if they are immediately filed and addressed by a professional legal advisor. Sadly, they may dismiss a claim made by an individual or try to offer a low-ball settlement offer. It’s important to seek legal assistance from a catastrophic injury lawyer right away so you have the best chance of obtaining adequate compensation.