Charlotte Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Accidents can cause permanent, life-altering injuries – Charlotte Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
A catastrophic injury is a matter of being physically harmed to the point that the injury becomes debilitating or is long-lasting – even permanent. When you are involved in a serious accident that causes catastrophic injury, the toll on you and your family may be overwhelming. A serious trucking accident or collision while riding a motorcycle, for example, may cause spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia, traumatic brain injuries that weaken physical or mental abilities, loss of limbs, or other devastating injuries. These types of injuries are costly in terms of personal well-being, as well as medical costs, long-term care and, all too often, the inability to earn a living or live an independent life.
In cases of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, serious back and neck injury, or any other catastrophic or disabling injury, your case is about what you can prove. It’s about identifying the best resources and witnesses who can talk honestly about the effect your injury has on your life.
Understanding the Effect of a Catastrophic Injury Caused by Negligent Conduct
If you suffer this type of life-changing injury because of the careless, reckless, or intentional actions of another person, your feelings on the matter can be pretty intense. And, while the out of pocket economic losses associated with a catastrophic injury in a Charlotte medical malpractice or motor vehicle accident case can easily reach six-figures, these costs are small when compared to losing the ability to walk, the enjoyment of living a pain-free life, or the satisfaction of being able to provide for your family.
At the Ramsay Law Firm, PA, we understand that cases involving catastrophic or other disabling injuries require identifying evidence, witnesses, and legal basis to effectively convey the burden a permanent, life-changing injury has on your quality of life. In our experience, cases involving life-changing injuries require a lawyer with special skill and sensitivity. These are not cases where a cookie-cutter approach brings an effective outcome. Every member of our team is deeply involved in helping our injured clients and their families recover from the accident. Contact our offices in Charlotte today for a free consultation with an experienced North Carolina personal injury lawyer.
Attorney Martha Ramsay has been helping accident victims and injured workers in the Charlotte area and throughout North Carolina recover financial compensation for over 20 years. She personally handles cases involving severe injuries. The Ramsay Law Firm, PA has the resources and connections to enlist the help of respected professionals — economists, life care planners, vocational rehabilitation specialists — who can offer knowledgeable guidance and testimony regarding the real, ongoing costs of your injury.
Serious Injuries Common to North Carolina Personal Injury Cases
Catastrophic injuries have permanent, devastating effects on the victim’s life and may require numerous operations or cosmetic surgeries to reconstruct an injured body, which can amount to a lifetime of medical care.
Some of the most common catastrophic injuries that we handle are:
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Serious spinal cord injuries affect more than 11,000 people each year. Half of those are the result of motor vehicle accidents. Collisions involving cars, tractor-trailers, SUVs, motorcycles, and other vehicles are by far the leading cause of serious spinal cord injuries. Damage to one’s spinal cord can result in quadriplegia or paraplegia. Because spinal cord damage may result in the loss of feeling and movement, it is important to have an experienced Charlotte serious injury attorney who can represent you in seeking the most worthwhile damages award.
- Limb Amputation: The intense impact of a collision involving a motor vehicle or other severe accident can result in the loss of a leg or arm. Sometimes a limb may be detached in the collision itself; sometimes severe burns or infection make removing the damaged limb necessary. When personal injury victims lose a limb, it has a dramatic impact on their quality of life and may prevent them from resuming work in their occupation.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries: The likelihood of suffering traumatic brain injury (TBI) as the result of a car accident or another injury-producing event is much higher than most people think. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) report that more than five-million people are currently living with serious disabilities caused by a TBI. Almost 1.5-million more people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year in car accidents, sports accidents, gunshot incidents, or other types of accidents. If you suffer a TBI, you may become limited in both physical movement and cognitive abilities. (Cognition is the mental processes specific to judgment, memory, reasoning, and perception.)
- Severe Burn Injuries: Severe burn injuries may cause unbearable pain and disfigurement. Full thickness burns (third-degree burns) impact all layers of the skin and may even damage the tissue or organs the skin otherwise protects. These injuries may require many painful surgeries, although disfigurement oftentimes cannot be fully repaired. Approximately 2.5-million people per year suffer burn injuries with more than 20,000-people experiencing severe burn injuries.
Charlotte catastrophic injury attorney Martha Ramsay knows that maximizing the economic damages in these cases often requires more than scientific evidence and expert witnesses. It can take churches, families, neighborhoods, and friends to come together and stand up for the rights of accident victims. From the attorney’s perspective, it’s all about developing each case individually — getting to know the client and his (or her) family, talking to friends and co-workers, building a solid case that tells the whole story.
Call the Ramsay Law Firm, PA in Charlotte today at (704) 376-1616 or toll-free from anywhere in North Carolina at (877) 576-5500 to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer. You can also contact us by e-mail to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is informative and free.