Roanoke Catastrophic Injury Attorney
It only takes one or two seconds to see your life changed forever in an accident. Someone who experiences severe or catastrophic injuries will never be the same. When the victim’s injuries are due to another party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional acts, they have a right to bring a legal claim for compensation against all responsible parties. Hiring a Roanoke catastrophic injury attorney can help protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
At MichieHamlett, our attorneys have decades of experience helping injured Virginia clients just like you. We understand how frustrating and stressful the claims process can be. Let us worry about the legal aspects of your claim while you concentrate on your recovery and adjust to life with a permanent injury.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are permanent injuries that cause significant disruption to someone’s ability to function on a daily basis. These are injuries that prevent someone from living the same life they had before the accident. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Organ damage,
- Severe burns,
- Hearing or vision loss, or
- Neurological issues.
With catastrophic injury cases, having the right attorney is crucial. These are complicated cases to resolve, and the defendant’s insurance company is likely to push back more on a severe injury claim. We need to retain the right experts who can testify about the nature and extent of your injuries. We work with numerous industry experts, including medical doctors, life care planners, economists, and more. Our goal is to ensure the insurance company and jury fully understand the extent of your injuries and how your life has changed forever.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries in Virginia
Catastrophic injuries can occur in countless types of accidents. However, some of the most common ones that we represent clients for include:
- Motor vehicle accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Large truck accidents,
- Pedestrian accidents,
- Defective Products,
- Slip and falls,
- Workplace injuries,
- Swimming pool accidents,
- Medical malpractice, and
- Intentional acts.
In some cases, a victim may succumb to their injuries and pass away. In this situation, individual family members may be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. Your Roanoke catastrophic and serious personal injury can help you determine the best course of legal action.
Statute of Limitations in a Roanoke Catastrophic Injury Case
Like other personal injury claims, there is a deadline to file a lawsuit for catastrophic injuries. Virginia law says you have two years from the injury date. If the victim passed away, the family has up to two years from the date of death to file. Some situations may have a different filing deadline—for example, medical malpractice cases where the date of discovery is not the procedure date.
How a Roanoke Catastrophic and Serious Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Don’t leave your case to chance by representing yourself in a catastrophic injury case. You need a lawyer who has the skills and experience necessary to fight all responsible parties’ insurance companies. We will conduct a thorough investigation, gather all evidence, and negotiate with the responsible parties’ insurance companies. If we cannot reach a satisfactory settlement on your behalf, then we will file a lawsuit and prepare your case for trial.
To learn more about how we can help, contact MichieHamlett Law Firm today to schedule an initial consultation.