Some injuries are so severe that they will fundamentally change your life forever. When you suffer a catastrophic injury in an Atlanta accident due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to a financial settlement or award. Hasner Law, PC will help you file a legal injury claim and demand the money you deserve.

Our Atlanta catastrophic injury lawyers have more than 80 years of combined experience helping accident and injury victims across the state. Because of our hard work, dedication, and passion for helping our clients, we’ve been able to recover millions of dollars on their behalf. If you’ve been injured, we’ll fight tirelessly to help you get the money you need, too.

We know you probably have a lot of questions. That’s why our law firm offers a free initial case assessment. Call an experienced personal injury attorney at Hasner Law, PC to schedule a time to sit down and discuss your case in detail today.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are defined as those that have significant, life-changing consequences. Your injury might be classified as catastrophic if it is:

  • Serious, but not causing permanent disability
  • Non-fatal, but resulting in permanent severe functional disability
  • Fatal.

Basically, if your injury results in death, permanent disability, or otherwise alters your life in a significant way (temporarily or permanently), it might be catastrophic.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

There’s no one specific catastrophic injury. Rather, the term describes an injury that, due to the type or severity, has a devastating impact on your life. At Hasner Law, we represent clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries that include:

Spinal Cord Injuries: The spine is essential in relaying signals from the brain to the rest of the body. When the spine is damaged, the body might not be able to communicate properly, or even at all. This can result in paralysis (including paraplegia and quadriplegia); impair the ability to see, hear, or speak; or prevent victims from swallowing, controlling their bowels or bladder, or regulate body temperature.

Brain Injuries: Any trauma to the brain can significantly alter a person’s ability to live, work, and enjoy their life. 

Amputation: Losing a limb – partially or completely – can prevent you from working and inflict significant emotional suffering.

Eye Injuries: Eye injuries can be considered catastrophic, especially when a victim loses some or all of their ability to see.

Neck Injury: Neck injuries can be particularly catastrophic, especially those that result in paralysis below the point of injury.

Burns: Burns can be so pervasive that they cause disfigurement or require amputation. 

Multiple Bone Fractures: Broken bones can cause significant short-term struggles as well as put victims at risk of life-threatening conditions like deep vein thrombosis and embolisms.

We know that your injuries might prevent you from getting out of the house or hospital to discuss your case. That shouldn’t stand between you and the legal help you deserve. That’s why our team is prepared to come to you. All you have to do is give us a call and set up a free consultation. We’ll take it from there.

Representing all Victims of Catastrophic Injuries in Atlanta, GA

Any unexpected accident can cause a catastrophic injury. Hasner Law handles cases involving:

Our compassionate team will be here to help you fight to maximize your financial recovery after an accident in Atlanta. If a loved one has died because of a catastrophic injury, we can help you navigate a wrongful death claim. Reach out to us online or by phone today to arrange your free case assessment.

Who is Financially Responsible For My Catastrophic Injuries?

Injuries that are catastrophic are expensive. The short-term and long-term costs associated with these devastating injuries can easily exceed six or seven figures. That’s not something you should have to handle on your own if someone else caused you to get hurt. In Georgia, you can file a claim against and demand compensation from anyone who contributes to your catastrophic injury, even slightly.

The personal injury attorneys at Hasner Law will carefully investigate and analyze the circumstances surrounding your injury-causing accident in Atlanta, Georgia. We’ll use the results of your investigation to figure out why you got hurt, what caused your catastrophic injury, and who might be financially liable.

While this will ultimately depend on what type of accident caused your injury, the following parties could be responsible:

  • Drivers of passenger cars, trucks, or other vehicles on the road
  • Bicyclists or pedestrians
  • Property owners
  • Businesses
  • Employers of negligent parties
  • Transit companies
  • Government agencies, or
  • Manufacturers.

Call our Atlanta law office today to learn more about your rights and how we might be able to help you fight to get the compensation you deserve.

What Are Some Possible Long Term Consequences of a Catastrophic Injury?

When an injury is catastrophic, that means that it can have significant short-term and/or long-term repercussions throughout your life. Possible long-term consequences might include:

  • Loss of the ability to live on your own or take care of yourself.
  • The need to move to a nursing home or hire an in-home nursing service.
  • Partial or complete paralysis.
  • The inability to return to work in the same capacity.
  • The inability to return to work, at all.
  • Temporary or permanent reliance on medical devices, medical equipment, or medication.
  • A requirement to modify your home or car to accommodate a disability.

The impact of a catastrophic injury will be so profound that it will change how you have to live your life. That can impose significant financial costs, as well as considerable emotional suffering. Hasner Law will stand by your side and help you fight to recoup whatever compensation might be available to help in the years to come.

Damages Available in Georgia Catastrophic Injury Cases

Insurance companies and at-fault parties will do everything they can to downplay your injuries and suffering. Why? To limit the value attached to your case and minimize how much they have to pay out. Our attorneys will work diligently to make sure that you are fully compensated for your catastrophic injuries. We’ll do that by bringing in experts to help us identify your damages and figure out what they’re likely worth. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages are paid to make up for the verifiable and calculable financial costs that are related to your accident. For catastrophic injuries, this might include:

  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Medical devices
  • Medication
  • Other current medical expenses
  • Future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Lost income and wages during recovery, and
  • Reduced earning capacity in the event your injury causes a permanent disability.

Note that economic damages can compensate for your current and future costs. We’ll work closely with leading experts, including medical and vocational professionals, to help us understand how your injury will affect you today, as well as in the years to come.

Non-Economic Damages

A catastrophic injury can have consequences that aren’t particularly easy to value in terms of dollars and cents. Rather, these consequences are deeply personal and intimate. These are known as non-economic damages, and might include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety PTSD
  • Pain and suffering
  • Chronic pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Embarrassment
  • Loss of consortium, and
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

Non-economic injuries are tough to value because these things affect everyone differently. So, these damages also tend to be the source of most contention in settlement negotiations. Our attorneys will rely on expert input from anyone who can help us appreciate the impact your catastrophic injury will have on your life. We want to know how you might suffer, whether you’ll be in constant pain, and how your life might have to change to accommodate a disability. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Atlanta Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

You will only have a limited period of time in which you can file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your catastrophic injury. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for claims based on negligence is typically two years. The clock begins to run the moment you discover that you’ve been injured. Depending on the specifics of your case, a different statute of limitations might apply. It’s critical to file your claim on time – you’ll lose out on valuable compensation if you don’t.

You’ve got enough going on right now. Let the experienced Atlanta catastrophic injury attorneys at Hasner Law handle your injury claim. We’ll fight tirelessly to help you secure the financial award you deserve. All you have to do is give our law firm a call to arrange a free consultation to get started. When you sit down with one of our attorneys, we’ll review your case and answer any questions that you have.