No one can ever plan for a catastrophic injury. Unfortunately, they do occur on a regular basis in Atlanta and you and your family should know what to do if you are impacted by one. The first step is to not face the aftermath of a serious injury alone. You and your family should not have to suffer financially and emotionally because of an injury that was not your fault.
Therefore, contact Andersen, Tate & Carr to schedule a free consultation with our team of experienced, accomplished and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys. We have spent the past 30 years fighting for our clients’ rights in serious injury cases, and we know how to get our clients the financial compensation they are entitled to.
Types of Serious Injuries in Atlanta
A simple definition of a serious injury is one that will alter the rest of a victim’s life. While some may be more catastrophic than others, any injury on the following list classifies as serious and may entitle you and your family to extensive compensation.
- Head injury
- Serious back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Loss of the use of a hand or eye
- Broken bones
- Lacerations caused by dog bites and broken windshields in car accidents
Many of our clients have suffered these injuries and we have been able to help them ease their financial and emotional burdens.
Life-Altering Impacts of Catastrophic Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injuries
After a serious accident, a critically injured person and their family face many serious short-term and long-term challenges. An injury victim, who is paralyzed, will need personal care for the rest of their life. A family typically requires recovery and accommodation as well. Home remodeling may be required to allow the injured person to be reintegrated into family life:
- Wheelchair ramps installed going in and out of the house
- Doorways widened
- Kitchen counters lowered
- Safety grab bar rails installed in bathrooms
- Other accommodations
Financial Considerations for Serious Injuries in Atlanta
In the event that you receive a lump-sum compensation for your serious personal injury that has left you disabled, how will you ensure that the money lasts a lifetime as it is intended to?
We are prepared to advise you on issues related to your payout, including structured settlements and consultations with financial experts. We will recommend these meetings with experts once you receive your settlement or verdict payout. Therefore, you will know how to handle the money awarded to you.
We are also vigilant to watch out for medical liens, health insurance liens and blanket liens that may cut into your settlement or verdict money. Please let us know at your initial consultation if you have received a letter from a health care provider warning you not to "settle or disperse funds; please report to us on the status of the serious injury claim." We can take steps to protect your financial interests by intercepting such attempted takeovers of part of your settlement or verdict.
Contact Our Experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Today
We will also advise you on other financial matters that need tending to while the accident claim is underway, including negotiating with creditors to prevent damage to your credit score. Contact the law offices of Andersen, Tate & Carr to schedule a consultation after any accident in Atlanta results in serious injury or death.
For more information, see our Motor Vehicle Accidents Practice Center.
- Our News, October 8, 2018