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Davidson County Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

When injuries are severe and life-altering, injured individuals have only one chance to present their claim and one opportunity to seek full compensation from those responsible for their injuries.

A Davidson County catastrophic injury lawyer could represent catastrophic injury victims and their families in their fight to recover compensation for life-changing injuries, and in some cases, sadly, death. Individuals should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who could devote the time and resources necessary to build their case.

Common Causes of Catastrophic InjuriesCatastrophic injuries can be caused by:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles
  • Big rig crashes
  • Workplace injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Injuries caused by dangerous product
  • Injuries caused by violent crime
  • Slip and fall injuries

Types of Catastrophic InjuriesThe injuries suffered as a result of a catastrophic incident can change the lives of the victim and their family forever. Davidson County catastrophic injury lawyers can represent individuals who have experienced:

  • Paralysis; paraplegia, quadriplegia
  • Brain damage
  • Loss of cognitive ability
  • Loss of limbs
  • Severe scarring injury from burns
  •  Fractures
  • Death

Seeking Compensation for Catastrophic InjuriesMonetary compensation for catastrophic injuries can be significant. The responsible parties and their insurance company will challenge every point of a claim and fight for every dollar of payment.

For this reason, the Davidson County catastrophic injury attorney assumes the case will go to trial by jury and prepares for this from the first day of taking on a case.

Investigating Catastrophic Injury CasesInjured individuals or their family should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the injury, so they can investigate the case and its causes as close to the time of injury as possible.  For example, in an automobile collision case, the lawyer may want to visit the scene of the accident.

Photographs of the scene, skid marks, damage to guardrails, and debris in the roadway needs to be documented. The attorney also verifies the sightlines for any traffic signals or road signs, which may be obscured by trees or shrubbery. Witnesses to the accident can also be critical to the success of the case.

Expert WitnessesAn experienced lawyer’s approach in handling catastrophic injury cases is to leave no stone unturned and to take nothing for granted. An attorney could hire experts to examine the facts of the case and give opinions about critical points of proof.

Medical TreatmentMedical treatment for catastrophic injuries will be extensive and expensive. Treatment can last for months, even years. A Davidson County catastrophic injury lawyer could monitor the plaintiff’s treatment as it progresses and documents each treatment they receive.

The attorney also asks the treating physicians to write reports of their treatment. Once the plaintiff’s treatment has stabilized or is concluded, the final reports of treating physicians must document the past treatment and what the plaintiff can expect in future medical treatment and permanent disability.

Future DamagesAttorneys often ask treating physicians and retained experts to assess what future treatment and costs the plaintiff will need for their injuries. A lawyer can use forensic accountants to give an opinion of lost wages and ability to work to date, and what these future damages may be.

Contacting a Davidson County Catastrophic Injury AttorneyWith so much at stake, it is critical to contact a Davidson County catastrophic injury lawyer to learn how an attorney’s experience and determination can make a difference in your case. Contact a qualified attorney today and know that you are in capable hands.

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When my mother was neglected in a nursing home I was referred to The Higgins Firm for help. They did a great job representing my family and obtained a significant settlement. Hopefully, this will keep someone else's parent from being mistreated in the future. Angie S.
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