If you have suffered a catastrophic injury as the result of someone's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages from those responsible. This kind of injury is often accompanied by long-term or permanent disability. You or a family member may be unable to maintain employment or return to a customary and ordinary quality of life as a result, creating an incredible financial strain. Our attorneys have represented individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, dog attacks, slip and falls, nursing home neglect, and product liabilities. Hiring our experienced attorneys is the first step in protecting your rights and options.
It is important to understand you may have several options depending on the type and cause of injury. For instance, in a serious automobile accident, your own policy may help to provide benefits by offering personal injury protection on automobile policies, which covers the policyholder's medical bills arising from an accident and underinsured coverage that helps protect you if the person who injures you in a car wreck does not have enough coverage. Likewise, some conduct by responsible parties may be so grossly negligent that the injured victim may be entitled to punitive damages.
Regardless of the cause of your life-altering injury, there will be many important factors surrounding your case. Sorting it all out to establish fault and the extent of the damages you suffer likely will necessitate help from a qualified attorney. Each case is unique, but there are a number of possible damages that victims might suffer. It is important to be compensated fully for all the damages you or your loved one suffer to be sure you receive the care and service you need. Given the severe nature of catastrophic injuries, the judgment or settlement sums are often large and may cover:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Lost wages
- Reduced capacity to earn a wage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
In order to get the just compensation you deserve, you may have to secure expert testimony from doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, life care planners and other professionals with the requisite knowledge and experience to investigate and communicate the specifics of your case. Your legal counsel can help you secure this testimony as well as other evidence that is required to prove your case.
At Litchford, Pearce & Associates, our attorneys will work with you in connection with your personal injury to protect your rights and recover the monetary damages you deserve. Starting with a free in-depth consultation, we offer a tireless commitment to every case. Our fee is a percentage of what you recover, eliminating your risk and maximizing your recovery potential. We are licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky and Colorado and we are also willing to travel to meet with you and discuss your situation, including evenings and weekends. Contact us today at 423-529-5290 at no cost to learn if we can help you.