When negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal behavior results in the injury or death of an individual, the chances are likely that they have a personal injury or wrongful death case. To better understand, negligence is defined as the failure to use appropriate or reasonable care when there is a duty to do so. Thus, when someone is injured as a result, the action or behavior is considered negligent.
In regards to personal injury, ask yourself the following:
- How am I suffering?
- Have I been hurt by someone else’s wrongdoing?
- Do I have medical bills that need to be paid?
- Have I lost income due to my injury?
- Has my quality of life been affected?
- Has an insurance company offered me a settlement that is too low?
The attorneys at the Harman Law Firm provide aggressive representation to those experiencing physical, financial, and emotional injuries. We understand that the effects of someone else’s negligence can be devastating, no matter what type of event has occurred. While there will be immediate needs such as medical care and stabilization, there may also be ongoing rehabilitation and missed work or reduced income.
If you or someone you love has been injured, call the Atlanta area Harman Law Firm today. In a free initial consultation, you may learn more about your case, options, and next steps. Let us be your advocate for justice and the right compensation.
Catastrophic Injury or Wrongful Death Cases
While there is not an exact explanation of what constitutes a catastrophic injury, there are some generalizations. For instance, if an injury permanently disables an individual, prevents them from being able to work, requires an extensive hospital stay, causes multiple surgeries or lifelong medical care, it may be considered catastrophic. Specific examples may include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries (leading to paralysis), loss of a limb or amputation, burn injuries that result in disfigurement, electrocution or even a dog bite that causes extensive facial scarring. While individuals may survive a horrific event, those left with catastrophic injuries will likely need assistance of some kind for the rest of their lives.
In some cases, catastrophic injuries lead to death. In Georgia, the spouse or other family member of the deceased person usually brings a wrongful death claim to court. Yet, there are two specific types of wrongful death claims. One involves establishing the full value of the life of the deceased person. This includes the tangible and intangible value of the person’s life. In essence, compensation would be provided to cover the deceased’s loss of income, their benefits and their potential earnings that they would’ve received if they had lived. In turn, monetary damages would be awarded to cover loss of companionship and care that the person would have provided to family members or those they loved. The second type of wrongful death claim includes damages such as medical expenses incurred while the deceased was injured, funeral expenses and pain and suffering experienced prior to death. This claim is typically brought to court in an effort to recover the financial losses in relation to the person’s death.
Without question—catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases greatly impact families. It is nearly impossible to place a value on an individual’s life that has suffered a critical injury or one that has died as a result. The attorneys at the Harman Law Firm fight for injured victims and their families by seeking the truth and working to bring justice and the maximum compensation. We focus on clients with the most severe catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters:
- Auto, Motorcycle and Truck Accidents
- Brain Damage or Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability (home and business owner liability concerns)
- Pollution and Unsafe Environments (Benzene, Asbestos)
- International Travel Accidents
The Harman Law Firm understands that the circumstances surrounding your injury are unique. We want you to know—there’s not a one-size-fits-all model for handling these types of injuries or wrongful death claims. When you choose us to represent you and your loved ones, we will work tirelessly on your behalf, meticulously working through every detail of your case.
For a free consultation to learn about your case and discuss your options, contact the attorneys at the Harman Law Firm today.
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