Georgia Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Georgia Who Win Landmark Cases
The great State of Georgia is known for the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, Providence Canyon State Park, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Tallulah Falls. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury that wasn’t your fault, the personal injury lawyers at Butler Prather LLP are here to help so you can focus on appreciating all the great things the Peach State has to offer.
Catastrophic injuries cause severe physical and emotional pain. Patients who suffer a catastrophic injury may never be able to resume the day-to-day activities they enjoyed before the accident. These injuries often require intensive medical intervention and assisted living care. In most cases, the effects of a catastrophic injury will burden the accident victim for the rest of your life.
In addition to causing serious physical and emotional pain, catastrophic injuries can lead to severe financial hardship for accident victims and their families. At Butler Prather LLP, we’ve been helping accident victims get the resources they need for over 35 years.
Our firm has won settlements and verdicts for clients in over 30 states. We’ve won nine verdicts that exceed $100 million and over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million.
Call us at (706) 322-1990 to learn more today.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury dramatically impairs the patient’s physical or mental abilities, forever altering their life. Daily tasks become a struggle, and victims may also experience chronic pain. Common catastrophic injuries include:
- Nerve damage. Automobile crashes, deep cuts, physical assaults, and traumatic injuries can all cause nerve damage. The effects of nerve damage may not become apparent right away after an accident, and these injuries are often minimized by insurance agents despite the fact that they can cause severe pain, weakness, and loss of motor control.
- Severe burns cause disfigurement and destroy hard and soft tissue, from the skin all the way down to bones, ligaments, and internal organs. These injuries result from automobile crashes, residential fires, and industrial explosions.
- Vision loss is one of the most difficult injuries for patients to deal with because it limits mobility and independence. Chemical exposure that occurs in the workplace is a frequent cause of blindness. Traumatic injuries to the head due to vehicle collisions or assault may cause blindness by damaging the optic nerve.
- Spinal cord injuries cause partial or complete paralysis below the point of injury, reducing or eliminating the patient’s physical sensations and motor function. These injuries may lead to incontinence and reduced sexual function. Difficulty breathing is another common issue, and patients who are completely paralyzed face the risk of hazardous bedsores.
- Hearing loss dramatically reduces your quality of life, causing isolation and making it more difficult to communicate with the people around you. Loud noises, head trauma, airbag deployment, and a perforated eardrum can all lead to hearing loss.
- Whiplash occurs when the head is thrown forward and then backward. This injury often results from a rear-end automobile collision. Whiplash causes severe pain and dramatically reduces the patient’s mobility. It can also cause blurred vision, dizziness, and disrupted sleep.
- Amputation. A body part may be severed during an industrial accident, an automobile collision, or some other type of severe accident. Doctors may have to remove a finger, hand, arm, toe, foot, or leg when the patient’s tendons, bones, and blood vessels are damaged to the point where the limb cannot be saved. The loss of a limb causes anxiety, grief, and depression.
- A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be caused by car crashes, a slip and fall accident, sports injuries, gunshots, explosions, and assault. TBI has a serious impact on the patient’s life, which may include reduced intellectual capacity, memory loss, seizures, and paralysis.
What Causes Traumatic Injuries?
Most of the time, traumatic injuries are caused by senseless accidents that could have been avoided. An intoxicated driver who crashes into an unsuspecting pedestrian as she crosses the street, a person who falls down a flight of stairs because their landlord failed to fix a loose handrail, or an automobile passenger who suffers severe burns because an automaker refused to fix a defective vehicle are all example of catastrophic injuries caused by negligent behavior.
Accidents that lead to catastrophic injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- DUI accidents
- Product liability
- Bicycle accidents
- Occupational hazards
- Premises liability accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles
How Your Georgia Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help
There are a lot of personal injury lawyers who are willing to take what the other side has to offer without putting up a fight. Butler Prather LLP isn’t like that. Our experienced litigators are always prepared to take your case to trial, and we won’t be intimidated by anybody.
Our investigators will interview witnesses, review surveillance video, and collect forensic evidence to build a strong case. We also rely on expert witnesses who know how to explain complex issues to a jury.
When our investigation is complete, Butler Prather LLP will file a catastrophic injury claim or lawsuit that includes the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Time missed from work
- Pain and suffering
- Medical devices
- Reduced earning capacity
- Wheelchair access for your home
- Occupational therapy
- In-home nursing care
- Reduced quality of life
Who Is Liable for Your Injuries in Georgia?
Butler Prather LLP will file a claim or a lawsuit against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries. This may include:
- Property owners
- Business owners
- Trucking and delivery companies
- Careless drivers
- Road work contractors
- Manufacturers of defective products
We’ve Won Over a Billion Dollars for Our Clients
At Butler Prather LLP, our Georgia personal injury attorneys will pursue every legal avenue to get you the resources you need. We believe the person who injured you should have to pay for it.
We understand you are going through a difficult time, and we treat all our clients with respect and compassion. We always make ourselves available to answer your calls because we know how important your case is to you.
Contact us at (706) 322-1990 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.