Georgia Catastrophic Injury Attorney
The lawyers at Dermer Appel Ruder don’t shy away from representing clients with serious, catastrophic, and permanently disabling injuries in Georgia. With more than 80 years of combined experience working as insurance defense lawyers, our firm has what it takes to negotiate with insurance companies and maximize compensation for serious injuries. Trust our Georgia serious injury lawyers with your accident claim for the best possible outcomes. Don’t settle with anything less than the best representation.
Defining Serious Injuries After an Accident
A “serious” injury is one that causes long-term or permanent ramifications for the victim. If the injury causes permanent scarring or disfigurement, such as limb amputation, it is serious. The same is true if the injury causes a disability, such as brain damage or a paralyzing spinal cord injury. Serious injury claims differ from other personal injury lawsuits in that they have a higher compensatory value. Since the survivor suffered more serious economic and non-economic damages, the victim is eligible for a greater compensation award.
Examples of Serious Injuries
An injury is “serious” or “catastrophic” if it causes permanent or long-lasting damage to the victim, or if it resulted in a loved one’s wrongful death. It’s important to understand the distinction between serious and non-serious injuries, as this classification will decide the value of your personal injury claim. Some of the most common “serious injuries” we see in our clients at Dermer Appel Ruder include:
Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Loss of limb
- Loss of one of the senses (sight, hearing, sensation, etc.)
- Permanent loss of function in an organ or body part
- Major bone fractures
- Severe burns
- Traumatic tattooing (severe road rash)
If you’re not sure whether your injuries qualify as “serious”, contact our Georgia catastrophic injury lawyers for assistance. We’ll listen to your story, study your medical records, gather copies of police reports, and discuss how your accident and injury have impacted your life and future. If your injuries are in fact serious, we can take immediate action to fight for full and fair compensation in Georgia.
Others’ negligence is the number one cause of serious injuries in Georgia. Negligent acts such as drunk driving, acts of violence, and failing to prevent an animal attack are all examples of common causes of serious personal injuries. Some of the accidents we see cause serious personal injuries in Georgia are:
- Car accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Dog bites
- Fires and explosions
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
- Workplace accidents
Any circumstance could cause a serious injury where someone else’s negligence is involved. If one of these common causes sounds like the way you sustained your serious injury, call our lawyers for assistance. It is very possible that you are eligible for financial compensation through the Georgia personal injury system. These causes all stem from negligence – a legal theory that can provide the basis of your lawsuit. Your first step will be to identify the at-fault, or “liable,” party.
Determining Liability in Georgia
The easiest way to determine liability for a serious injury is with help from a Georgia catastrophic injury attorney. Our accident lawyers have decades of combined experience in the industry. We know exactly how to launch an investigation and identify the most appropriate defendant(s) liable for your lifelong damages.
Our Georgia serious injury lawyers can help you determine liability based on the facts and key evidence available in your case. We begin all our client-attorney relationships with a free consultation at our local law office. Schedule yours today through a phone call or email.
Serving Atlanta and all surrounding areas including but not limited to Alpharetta, Duluth, Dunwoody, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, Peachtree Corners & Roswell.
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Attentive Legal Representation
When you retain our Georgia injury attorneys, you never work with a “case manager”. We know our clients and we respond to their questions and concerns and keep them informed and involved every step of the way.
Millions Recovered for Our Clients
Since opening our firm, we have had a very high level of success in our plaintiff’s cases, recovering millions for clients throughout Georgia.
80+ Years of Experience On Your Side
We know how the insurance industry functions and how to maximize results for our injured clients. Should your case be tried by a jury, we are more than confident in the courtroom.