At Griffin Durham Tanner & Clarkson, we represent victims who have been suffered a catastrophic injury by the negligence or intentional acts by others. Careless or intentional wrongdoing by another can cause life-changing injuries, untold pain and suffering, and can cost victims the loss of income, wages, and unemployment, while causing an avalanche of medical expenses. When this happens, victims need strong and aggressive advocates to develop a comprehensive strategy to make things right. This strategy involves identifying all culpable parties — not just the obvious ones — and a legal strategy tailored to the victim’s individual situation.
If you have had the misfortune to be catastrophically injured, you know the overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial pain such an injury can cause. So do our compassionate lawyers, all of whom have spent years vigorously fighting for justice for victims whose lives have been irreparably damaged due to a few seconds of someone else’s inattention, recklessness, or malice. Our lawyers are also well aware that catastrophic injuries impact not only one person — loved ones’ lives are permanently impacted as well.
Why Contacting Us as Soon as Possible Is Essential in Building a Successful Case
The sooner your catastrophic injury is brought to our attention, the sooner we can begin building a strong case against the person or entity that caused it. The more quickly we have our initial consultation with you, the sooner we can:
- Take overall communications with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
- Investigate the site of your accident before evidence is swept away
- Examine police records and medical reports
- Investigate the defendant’s prior history of any similar negligence or misconduct
- Interview witnesses while their memories are still fresh
- Consult with experts in pertinent fields who may later testify in court on your behalf
- Craft a strategy designed to bring you maximum damages
Because we know that you are incapacitated and that you have almost certainly lost income as a result of the accident, we will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win your case.
What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?
While the American Medical Association (“AMA”) considers injuries catastrophic if they involve skull fracture, or brain, spine, neck or spinal cord injury, the law defines them as injuries “that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” Common types of injuries:
- Amputation or loss of limb
- Loss of sight, hearing, speech, or sensation
- Severe damage to (or loss of) an organ or body part
- Severe, disfiguring burns
- Spinal cord injury that causes paraplegia (partial paralysis) or quadriplegia (full paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries that result in cognitive, psychiatric, or neuromuscular impairment
- Traumatic orthopedic injuries
There are many ways in which the body can be severely injured. Our attorneys are well-skilled in persuading the court that your injuries are severe and impactful enough to be correctly categorized as catastrophic so that you are eligible to receive every dollar of compensation you are entitled to.
Who Bears Liability for Your Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries occur under a variety of circumstances, so the defendants our law team aggressively pursues may be:
- Negligent, distracted, intoxicated, or reckless drivers
- Private property owners who did not maintain safety for visitors from slip and falls or dog bites
- Government agencies or public schools that did not protect visitors from defective equipment, security risks
- Construction companies that did not prevent hazardous conditions at their sites
- Car manufacturers that produced and sold defective car parts that resulted in a serious traffic accident
- Medical, legal, or other professionals who engaged in malpractice that resulted in permanent harm
- Departments of public works that fail to maintain roadways
- Pharmaceutical companies that distributed tainted medication, resulting in permanent harm
At Griffin Durham Tanner & Clarkson, we treat catastrophic injuries as the disasters they are. No individual (no matter how wealthy or well-connected), no corporation or government agency is too big or important for us to go after in the battle for the compensation you need and deserve. We are well-prepared to use our sharp negotiation and litigation skills to your advantage.
What Happens if Catastrophic Injuries Are Fatal?
In some cases, a victim dies within moments of suffering a catastrophic injury. In others, he or she dies later, during necessary surgery or due to an infection or other complications. If your family has sustained such a tragic loss, our highly competent attorneys understand the depth of your grief and will work diligently to reclaim funds for final medical costs, lost financial support for dependents or loss of inheritance, funeral and burial or cremation expenses, and pain and suffering before death.
Damages We Can Seek for You and Your Family
If you have been catastrophically injured, depending on your particular circumstances, you may be entitled to damages for:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost income, present and future
- Psychotherapy for PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression
- Ongoing nursing care
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability and/or disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the person or entity responsible for your injury committed a criminal or egregiously reckless act, our firm may also be able to win you punitive damages.
Let Us Do the Heavy Lifting – Contact Our Georgia Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today
Our empathic attorneys know all too well the enormous and intricate ways your catastrophic injury is affecting your life and the life of your family. We are dedicated to doing all we possibly can to win you maximum compensation. Our goal is to relieve you of financial worries so that you can look forward to a peaceful, fulfilling future despite the restrictions forced upon you. Contact us today for a consultation.