Georgia Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
A catastrophic injury is an injury that at is so severe that it changes your life forever, such as paralysis, burns, brain damage or harm to the neck and spinal cord. A catastrophic injury may result from the recklessness or negligence of another as the result of a:
- Car accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Drunk driving accident
- Reckless driving accident
- Aviation crash
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect.
At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., our personal injury lawyers understand the tremendous physical pain, emotional anguish and financial burdens that can result from a catastrophic injury that is caused by the careless conduct of other individuals, professionals and companies. We believe they should be held fully responsible, and that you and your family should be fairly compensated for your losses. We want to help you.
If you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to receive a free consultation at one of our Northeast Georgia offices in Athens or Lake Oconee.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Our approach at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., is to dedicate the full extent of our talented staff, highly qualified experts and cutting-edge technology toward developing catastrophic injury cases for our clients. We believe our firm’s skill, size and resources allow us to level the playing field against well-funded, well-organized opponents, including hospitals, corporations and insurance companies.
One of our primary goals will be to secure compensation for the costly, ongoing medical treatment that a catastrophic injury will demand, including assistance of doctors, nurses, life-care planners and counselors as well as surgeries, medication, therapy and rehabilitation. Catastrophic injuries that generally demand such treatment are:
- Paraplegia / Quadriplegia
- Crush injuries
- Hearing and vision loss
- Head injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord, neck and back injuries
- Psychological injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
It’s important to seek legal assistance soon after you suffer or discovery your catastrophic injury. Under Georgia’s statute of limitations, you can be barred from bringing most catastrophic injury claims if you wait more than two years from the date of your injury (or the date you discovered your injury) before you bring a claim. Under Georgia’s statute of repose you can actually be prevented from filing a medical malpractice lawsuit if you wait more than five years after the date of injury before taking action, regardless of when you discovered it.
Delivering Results for Catastrophic Injury Victims
Through the hard work and dedication we give to each case, our Georgia catastrophic injury lawyers have secured numerous successful results for our clients, including:
- $9 million settlement with a hospital and doctors for failing to secure a child’s endotracheal tube, resulting in the child suffering severe brain damage.
- $5.5 million settlement for a patient who suffered brain damage following a hypoxic episode in a hospital operating room.
- $3.5 million jury verdict against General Motors Corporation in a lawsuit alleging instability/rollover claims.
- $2.75 million settlement in a truck collision case litigated in a West Virginia federal court.
- $2.2 million verdict against a physician for failing to use a particular neurosurgical system, which resulted in the patient’s substantial neurological impairment.
- $2 million verdict against a store for selling flammable clothing that resulted in severe burn injuries.
- $1 million settlement with a government agency due to police chase that left an innocent motorist with quadriplegia.
Our main goal is to negotiate with individuals, professionals and corporations – and their insurance companies – to arrive at a settlement, which can provide timely closure to a painful and traumatic chapter in our clients’ lives. However, we are always prepared to take a case to court when a reasonable settlement cannot be reached. The key is that we focus on our client’s unique needs and goals, and we tailor our strategy to meet them.
In addition, we know that many Georgia catastrophic injury victims need immediate medical assistance. If you cannot afford treatment, we work with you to find the best options available, including Medicaid and Medicare, and we work with you on reimbursing those sources.
Contact Our Georgia Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Today
Since 1984, the law firm of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., has assisted victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits from across Georgia in the cities of Atlanta, Albany, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Brunswick and Savannah, as well as Athens, Greensboro, Eatonton, Winder, Commerce, Covington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Elberton, Hartwell, Homer, Lexington, Crawford, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Winterville, Hull, Danielsville, Comer, Colbert, Watkinsville and Bogart and surrounding Northeast Georgia communities in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Banks, Franklin, Hall, Habersham, Stephens, Jasper, Jones, Baldwin, Hart, Elbert, Greene, Putnam, Columbia, Richmond, Newton, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Oglethorpe counties. Our lawyers have also been involved in significant, complex nationwide litigation, and we have represented clients and tried cases in many other states across the country.
Our Georgia catastrophic injury attorneys are innovative counselors and aggressive advocates who have been recognized by Super Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, among others, for the quality of their legal skill and professional service.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to learn how we can help you and to receive a free consultation. We won’t simply refer your case to another law firm. We will listen to you, answer your questions and work with you to map out a path to legal relief.