Charlotte Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Catastrophic Injury Claims in North Carolina
Dealing with a catastrophic injury can be an incredibly difficult burden to bear. If you or a loved one has recently suffered a catastrophic injury because of an accident you did not cause, you should be entitled to compensation that will cover all of your related medical bills and other expenses. Receiving the just compensation you deserve is crucial when living with such an injury—however, obtaining the large sum of money required to care for a catastrophic injury victim can be incredibly difficult to secure.
At Bondurant Litigation, Charlotte catastrophic injury lawyer Joel Bondurant provides compassionate and comprehensive legal representation to clients with debilitating injures. We can secure the full amount of compensation you are entitled to, even if insurance companies and other entities are trying to block your right to a fair settlement. We always put our clients first and will fight for you with whatever it takes.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Injuries that cause long term or permanent damage to a person’s body in a way that affects their normal ability to function are considered to be catastrophic. Though catastrophic injuries tend to be severe and debilitating, having one doesn’t necessarily mean that the victim will be permanently bedridden or brain dead. However, it does typically mean that the injured person will be unable to hold a job and will have other difficulties functioning on a daily basis.
Injuries that are generally considered catastrophic include:
- Severe traumatic brain injuries (brain damage)
- Severe spinal cord injuries (quadriplegia, paraplegia, etc.)
- Complete loss of hearing, sight, or another sense
- Severe burn injuries (third- and fourth-degree burns)
- Loss of limb/amputation
Call (704) 665-0288 to learn more during a free case evaluation. We can come to your home or hospital bed.
Long Term Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries
By their nature, catastrophic injuries have long-term, if not permanent, life-altering effects on victims. Catastrophic injuries victims tend to be affected physically, mentally, emotionally, financially—every facet of a person’s life is touched by these devastating wounds.
The physical effects are often the most obvious and profound. Depending on the injury, the victim may no longer be able to walk, see, or otherwise function as they did prior to the accident. They might be in pain every day. Physical therapy might be required, which can be very taxing. Catastrophic injury victims often need medication and/or specialized equipment (wheelchairs, ventilators, etc.) just to stay healthy.
The mental and emotional effects tend to be staggering as well. Many catastrophic injury victims feel loss in more ways than one. They may be unable to keep a job or participate in activities that make them happy. Adjusting to life with a disability can be incredibly difficult. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and similar mental ailments are common in catastrophic injury victims.
Finally are the financial ramifications. Catastrophic injuries are very costly to treat, especially considering victims often require medical care for the rest of their lives. Therefore, it is crucial you work with an experienced attorney who has experience securing large settlements for their clients.
Damages You Can Recover in a Catastrophic Injury Claim
Damages are the losses suffered by someone due to an accident, economic and non-economic. While the exact amount of compensation a catastrophic injury victim can receive depends on the factors of each unique case, victims are generally entitled to be fully reimbursed for all their accident-related losses, past, present, and future.
The following damages may be recoverable:
- The ongoing costs of all medical treatment, including surgeries, medication, hospitalization, physical therapy, and more
- Medical equipment (wheelchairs, home hospital beds, etc.), architectural/accessibility updates (such as wheelchair ramps), and anything else necessary to help the victim live comfortably with their condition
- Lost wages that the accident victim reasonably would have made had they been able to keep a job
- Non-economic damages for the physical pain and mental anguish suffered by the victim
Your attorney will help you calculate the exact amount you are owned, as well as fight to ensure you receive the full amount of compensation. To learn more about how a lawyer can be an asset to you and to discuss your specific case in detail, consult with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney as soon as possible.
To learn more about the long term consequences of catastrophic injuries, contact attorney Bondurant.
“Mr. Bondurant has integrity, knows the law, and the limits of our legal system. And, he knows people. He talked clearly with us about our options and guided us through infuriating negotiations to the best outcome available.”- Jeanie F.
“Our experience with Joel was excellent. The process we went through was new to us but Joel did an amazing job of outlining, detailing, and walking us through the process. He offered great legal advice which was spot on.”- Jason L.
“I was referred to Joel by another attorney due to Joel's expertise in litigation. Joel was very responsive to my initial inquiry as well as our subsequent correspondence.”- Ed N.