Seeking Just Compensation for Seriously Injured Clients
A catastrophic injury is one that leaves the victim with extensive injuries that will heavily impact and change the remainder of his or her life. The medical costs alone can easily top seven figures, and in many serious injury cases, the victim will never be able to return to their previous job or career. This can put an enormous amount of stress on the entire household, especially when the victim was a primary breadwinner.
If you or someone close to you has suffered a severe and catastrophic injury in Atlanta, you need strong legal counsel by your side fighting hard to get you the just compensation you deserve. Insurance companies have a well-funded legal team, and they will try to take advantage of your vulnerability by offering you as little as possible. Do not let the insurance company push you around – get in touch with our office as soon as possible so you can be fully informed of your legal rights.
Ross Moore II, P.C. is a firm that truly cares. We are not afraid to become personally involved in our clients’ cases. In fact, we relish the opportunity to investigate accident scenes and learn more about our clients’ medical standings so that we can better represent them in court. Our goal is to secure compensation that covers the full extent of your losses.
We routinely go up against the large insurance companies, and we are not intimidated by their vast resources. We know the common tactics they use to try to deny victims what they deserve, and we know what it takes to successfully thwart these tactics and recover maximum compensation. To date, we have obtained millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
TYPES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
Catastrophically injured clients deserve to have a passionate legal advocate on their side. The extent of your life-changing injuries needs to be comprehensively communicated to parties involved in determining compensation.
Catastrophic injuries can include the following, and more:
Our Atlanta catastrophic injury attorney can fight for the compensation you deserve and make sure that you are not taken advantage of throughout the legal process.
COMMON CAUSES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
There are a number of accidents and events that can result in serious injuries, these include:
Car and Truck Accidents: Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals are seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents. The impact of a car crash can leave those involved with severe and debilitating injuries, especially when the collision occurs at a higher speed. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable and susceptible to catastrophic injuries from a traffic-related crash. Accidents involving large commercial vehicles and multi-vehicle crashes also tend to result in more serious injuries.
Boating Accidents: The roadways are not the only area of travel where serious accidents can occur – they also happen commonly on the waterways. Boat operators are often younger and less experienced than a typical motor vehicle driver, and they sometimes take unnecessary risks that get them into trouble. Alcohol is also a common factor that contributes to catastrophic boating accidents.
Workplace Accidents: Workers in many industries deal with potential hazards on the job every day. For example, one of the most dangerous industries to work in is construction. Working in occupations like these increases the likelihood of a catastrophic injury from slips and falls, being struck by or struck against a hard object or surface, being seriously injured while working with heavy machinery, and many others. In the case of a catastrophic workplace injury, there may be avenues available to recover compensation over and above what is available through workers’ comp.
Medical Malpractice: When someone is treated by a medical professional, they have the right to expect competent care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Medical negligence can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries, and because they have more health conditions that require medical care, the elderly are among the most susceptible to injuries caused by medical malpractice.
Premises Liability Accidents: A serious and catastrophic injury can happen when someone is on the property of another party. Property owners and caretakers have a duty to take reasonable measures to keep their premises safe and free of known hazards or invited visitors, and when they fail to do so and someone gets seriously injured, they can be held liable for damages.
Product Liability Accidents: Countless new products come on the market each year. Many of them improve our lives, but some are rushed to the consumer without being properly vetted. When a product is defective or dangerous during the course of regular use and it causes a catastrophic injury, the designer, manufacturer, distributor, and any other party in the product’s supply chain can be held responsible.
GEORGIA CATASTROPHIC INJURY CLAIMS
Catastrophic injuries result in extensive losses to the victim, and as a result, these types of cases are more complicated than a standard accident injury claim. As we touched on earlier, it is very important to accurately calculate the full extent of the damages and effectively communicate that to a jury or to the other side during settlement negotiations.
Catastrophic injury victims can recover damages not only for direct monetary losses such as medical costs, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity, but also for noneconomic losses such as the extreme pain and suffering the victim has to endure, the emotional trauma that is brought on by the injury, and the diminished quality of life that results from it.
Additional damages may be available in some cases over and above those that are meant to compensate the victim for their losses. These are known as “punitive damages”. Punitive damages are only applicable in cases in which there is clear and convincing evidence that the party responsible for the injury acted willfully, maliciously, or with gross negligence. In Georgia, there is a cap of $250,000 on punitive damages in most cases.
It is also important to note that Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury claims. If you fail to file a claim within the allotted time frame, there is a good chance that your case will be thrown out of court. With so much at stake, it is very important to get an experienced lawyer involved as early as possible, so you can be in the best possible position to secure a favorable outcome.
CONTACT ROSS MOORE II, P.C. FOR PASSIONATE ADVOCACY!
Ross Moore II, P.C. was founded with the goal of providing clients with the same level of quality representation that we would want if we were in their situation. This motivates us to give our best to clients whose lives will be impacted by the outcome of the case. To further alleviate any pressure on our clients, we absorb all legal fees if we do not win on their behalf.