The Georgia personal injury attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry know that few calls are as distressing as those that report a loved one has been seriously injured in a vehicle collision or another traumatic incident.
Once medical providers can assess the individual’s overall injuries, the devastating news of a catastrophic or incapacitating injury can change everything. Catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and burn injuries require extended medical care, rehabilitation, and physical therapy, often lifelong. In many cases, the injured person may suffer permanent injuries like paralysis, scarring, or disfigurement that change their lives and their loved ones’ futures.
The physical and emotional injuries are often made more devastating when the mounting medical bills and lack of financial support become overwhelming. The reality is that the family member who is now charged with supporting their loved one, and the injured party’s complete needs, will need help.
In these scenarios, a designated family member or representative may file a catastrophic injury claim on the victim’s behalf or help the victim file the claim. A claim can result in financial compensation for the injured victim’s losses and any family members affected by the debilitating injury. Here is what our fellow Georgia residents need to know about their legal rights and options.
What is the Definition of Incapacitating Injury?
An incapacitating injury, is any injury other than a fatal injury that prevents the injured person from walking, driving, or normally continuing the activities they could perform before the injury occurred.
When injury victims cannot communicate decisions or meet their essential health and safety requirements without help from another person, their injuries may be considered incapacitating.
This often includes, but is not limited to, injuries that result in:
- Irreversible damage to the central nervous system.
- Permanent severe functional disability.
- Serious trauma to the head, neck, or spine.
- The inability to perform any gainful work.
Permanent impairment, paralysis, or other life-threatening disabilities require extensive, life-long medical care that can place any family in a disastrous financial position. If your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim on their behalf to pursue the physical, emotional, and financial support they may be owed. We can help, starting with a free consultation.
Contact the Experienced Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry
We understand that physically, emotionally, and financially supporting a family member who has suffered catastrophic injuries caused by another party’s negligence is nothing short of overwhelming. Starting today, we want to help you turn the page and move forward with confidence. We will take the lead in your case by investigating the incident, preserving all the crucial evidence, and obtaining all the essential documentation to help build your case for success.
Contact our skilled Georgia personal injury lawyers and support team today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation, so we can tell your story and ensure your voice is heard by pursuing the best outcome for your unique case.