CATASTROPHIC INJURIES

catastrophic injuriesCatastrophic injuries have devastating physical, emotional and financial impacts on victims and their families. At Pepper & Odom Law Firm, we’ve seen how severe this can be on our clients. The costly medical bills, lost income and the need for long-term or lifelong care due to catastrophic injury can have dire financial consequences. Some catastrophic injuries are so severe that they can affect a victim’s health, emotional well-being and financial stability for the rest of their lives. Our experienced personal injury lawyers fight to protect your rights and help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering.

Types Of Catastrophic Injuries

There are many types of catastrophic injuries that occur in all kinds of scenarios, including:

  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Loss of sight and hearing
  • Serious burn injuries
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Crushed bones and severe fractures
  • Dismemberment
  • Disfigurement
  • Illnesses from dangerous chemicals or substances

Common Causes of Traumatic AND CATASTROPHIC Injuries

Virtually any type of crash can possibly trigger a tramatic brain injury, particularly if your head hits a surface with force. A brain injury may additionally arise from a lack of oxygen, as opposed to head trauma. Also moderate brain injuries like concussions can be dangerous. Receiving numerous concussions, specifically within a short period of time, can cause the same results as any other TBI.

The most common sources of traumatic brain injuries: 

  • Slips and Falls are one of the most usual cause of brain injuries. Those over the age of 65 are most in jeopardy for this kind of TBI.
  • Motor vehicle crashes. Head injury during an auto accident can be extreme, particularly in high-speed or multi-car crashes. While air bags can avoid vehicle owners from extreme mind injury, auto defects occasionally provide these tools inefficient or dangerous.
  • Medical Malpractice. Any negligence during surgical procedure or other treatment can lead to a lack of oxygen to the brain because of heart failure or various other causes. This is called “hypoxia,” if there is very little oxygen flow, or “anoxia” if it is cut off entirely. Even if medical professionals can reverse this error, the mind might be irreparably harmed. This type of TBI may also arise from a birth injury due to clinical negligence.
  • Assault. Head trauma throughout an assault can result in a major TBI or wrongful fatality from mind damage.
  • Construction Accidents. Blunt trauma from falling or sliding objects on worksites is a usual cause of brain injuries. The danger of severe injuries enhances when building and construction business fall short to comply with OSHA safety and security regulations.

Compensation For Traumatic Injuries

Our attorneys understand the specific challenges these injuries pose to you and your family. Our skilled, compassionate legal team is there for you every step of the way and can help you recover fair compensation for damages such as:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Long-term care
  • Past and future lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship and consortium
  • Punitive damages

Dealing With Insurance Companies

When you sustain catastrophic injuries and are trying to heal, the last thing on your mind is dealing with insurance adjusters and insurance company negotiations. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies and fight for your rights to get you the compensation you deserve. Our legal team investigates the facts of your case, collects evidence, communicates with your health care providers and handles negotiations with insurance companies. We also employ the services of catastrophic injury experts who investigate and outline the facts of your case, your injuries, and their long- and short-term effects on you and your family.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered from catastrophic injuries, our experienced, dedicated personal injury attorneys at Pepper & Odom Law Firm can help. If you’re unable to travel due to your injury, we offer hospital and home visits for your convenience. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation, or call 601-202-1111 in Mississippi. In Alabama, call 888-498-4516.