Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Raleigh

Get the Compensation You Deserve After a Bad Accident

After an injury, the cost of doctor’s visits, medical procedures, and medications can add up quickly and often continue to be a lifelong economic drain. Do you know your rights if you or a loved one faces lasting impairment after a car accident or a tragedy caused by someone else’s lack of care?

What Is Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injury isn’t just a phrase we use to emphasize how painful or extensive a wound is. It’s actually a legal term: 34 U.S. Code § 10284 holds that injuries are considered catastrophic when “the direct and proximate consequences of [the injury] permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” Lasting disability can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, affecting their relationships, earning potential, and day-to-day need for assistance.

Thorp Law can help you fight for compensation if you or someone you love has sustained a catastrophic injury through an accident or attack. We vow to treat each case with commitment, belief, and empathy. Our clients often come to us at the worst time in their life, in need of knowledgeable guidance. It’s our job to help anyone in this situation pursue justice. Our catastrophic injury lawyers can help you sue for damages including:

  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical treatments
  • Current and/or future accommodations
  • Pain & suffering
  • Emotional distress

Insurers will fight tooth and nail to keep from paying you a fair settlement. You deserve someone who can fight back on your behalf. Especially for enduring conditions caused by catastrophic injury, there’s nothing more important than making sure your representatives will go the extra mile to help you get your due.

Examples of Catastrophic Injury

A wide range of injuries or medical conditions can bring lifelong detriment to the injured party and their loved ones. In those under 35, catastrophic injury is the leading cause of death and disability. Among victims of any age, acquiring a disability can upend the foundations of an established lifestyle. Here are some types of catastrophic injury we’ve seen:

In some cases, patients can effect a partial recovery after a catastrophic injury. Traumatic brain damage, for example, may cause a loss of motor control and coordination. However, with extensive therapies, some patients can start to re-build their agility and strength. For others, abilities may not be so easily regained. A look at traumatic brain injury patients two years into their recovery found that 30% needed daily assistance. Though 30% were also able to hold down a job, many changed careers because of their injury.

How Catastrophic Injuries Happen

Catastrophic injury can be caused either by one high-force accident or repeated motions that cause cumulative harm. Some may be caused by complications of medication or surgical procedures. These injuries frequently occur during:

  • Vehicular accidents
  • Falls (especially from height)
  • Work/industrial accidents
  • Botched medical procedures
  • Sports accidents
  • Attacks or assaults

Usually the at-fault party didn’t mean to cause harm, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be held liable. If someone else’s negligence causes you to get hurt, you have the right to file suit for damages. Catastrophic injuries have grave financial consequences. Letting the person who caused them off the hook would be unjust.

Hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Raleigh

Whether you’re dealing with auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, or another liability holder, our team at Thorp Law wants to help you enumerate the resulting changes to your quality of life or day-to-day needs so you know what a fair settlement looks like. Learning to live with a disability (or helping a disabled loved one) takes a lot of time and energy. Let us take on the time-consuming task of negotiating with insurers for the payment you deserve.

Work with our experienced team of catastrophic injury lawyers by reaching out online or calling (919) 373-3390.

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  • Best Car Accident Lawyers 2019
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  • American Association for Justice
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