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Charlottesville Personal Injury Attorney

At MichieHamlett, we have watched as hundreds of our clients bravely rehabbed injuries and made dramatic recoveries. Unfortunately, many of our clients never fully recover. Instead, they suffer permanent disabilities that can make returning to a “normal life” nearly impossible.

If you have suffered a catastrophic or serious injury, please contact our Charlottesville personal injury attorneys today. We can swing into action to get you the compensation you need to support yourself.

Disfigurement & Scarring

Serious injuries often leave permanent marks on the body. This is particularly true of devastating burns and lacerations. Even when the body heals, disfiguring scars are left behind.

In our experience, disfigurement and scarring on visible parts of the body can be especially difficult to overcome. This is particularly true of the face. Someone with a burn covering half their face or deep scars across their cheek can suffer embarrassment, anxiety, and social withdrawal. Plastic surgery has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, but it is still difficult to completely erase disfiguring scars.

Chronic Pain

Pain is a signal that something is wrong with the body. However, not all pain goes away following a crash. Many clients suffer debilitating, chronic pain for years, possibly for the remainder of their lives. Medical improvements have given patients options for blocking pain, but the expense can be considerable.


Our clients have lost limbs in workplace accidents and motor vehicle wrecks. Sometimes, emergency personnel must amputate a limb to prevent the spread of infection or to avoid complications from crush injuries. An amputation is a traumatic event.

Brain Injuries

A person can suffer permanent injury from either an open or closed brain injury. With an open injury, something penetrates the skull, such as a bullet. With a closed injury, the skull remains intact but violent shaking can damage brain matter.

Catastrophic brain injuries result in serious or permanent impairment of the following:

  • Ability to speak or comprehend language
  • Movement
  • Mood or personality
  • Memory

Spinal Cord Injuries

Damage to the spinal cord shows up in a host of problems, including lack of coordination and the loss of function or sensation. There are many types of spinal cord injuries. An incomplete injury can impair but not permanently paralyze a person. Complete injuries typically result in paralysis below the site of injury.

Receiving Full & Fair Compensation

Our Charlottesville catastrophic and serious personal injury lawyers understand the unique needs of our clients. Consider medical care. A person with a fracture or whiplash can eventually improve and might not need any more medical treatment for the injury after 6 months. However, permanent injuries warrant a lifetime of medical assistance.

Someone with a catastrophic injury might never return to work, or they might only secure a lower-paying job. A person in a wheelchair, for example, cannot work as a long-haul trucker, so they must take a lower-paying office job. Their income falls—through no fault of their own.

At our firm, we will carefully document your expenses and loss of income. We can also request compensation for the pain, suffering, and emotional distress caused by permanent or disfiguring injuries.

Speak with a Charlottesville Personal Injury Lawyer Today

MichieHamlett understands fully how expensive life-altering catastrophic injuries can be. Call us to schedule a free consultation with our Charlottesville personal injury lawyers.

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