North Carolina Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Compassion and justice with catastrophic injuries

Just as a hurricane or earthquake is a natural catastrophe with severe damaging effects, a personal catastrophic injury can leave a person with devastating medical, financial, and emotional consequences.

Catastrophic injuries can be the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions and can negatively impact your financial future. If someone else caused your injury, you might be able to hold them legally responsible or liable and demand they compensate you for the damages they caused.

At DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, we’ll treat you with compassion as we protect your rights and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.

If an accident left you with catastrophic injuries, contact our North Carolina catastrophic injury law firm to schedule
a free case evaluation.

What Is a
Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury refers to conditions that affect a victim permanently and significantly.

Catastrophic injuries can result in death, permanent disabilities such as paralysis, or serious injuries that leave a victim with lasting daily consequences.

They’re particularly emotionally devastating for victims and their families because they can significantly alter the direction of an individual’s work and personal life. Individuals who suffer from catastrophic injuries may require prolonged medical care. If they’re unable to return to work, they may need permanent disability support.

Injury victims, whether they are dealing with a traumatic brain injury of a loved one or permanent scarring caused by defective products, need to act promptly to obtain the necessary support.

What types of injuries
are considered catastrophic?

A catastrophic injury is a life-altering injury. Examples of injuries that could be considered catastrophic may include:

Some of the serious symptoms can include:
  • Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations or loss of limbs
  • Severe burns
  • Vision and hearing loss
  • Serious organ damage

While these are some of the most common catastrophic injuries, other serious injuries may fall under the same umbrella. The catastrophic injury lawyers at DeMayo Law Offices are well-experienced in handling catastrophic injuries and can determine if your injuries may qualify for a catastrophic injury claim.

Causes of Catastrophic
Injuries That May Result
in a Lawsuit

There are many different situations where someone else’s actions may result in a serious accident and even more serious injuries.

Some examples include:

Large truck accidents
Motorcycle accidents
Car accidents
Boating accidents
Pedestrian accidents
Workplace accidents- especially in factories or construction sites
Falls from significant heights
Vicious dog or animal attacks
Defective products or drugs
Serious medical mistakes or errors

If you are suffering from a catastrophic injury,
our attorneys can help.

Why You Need an Attorney
Experienced in Handling
Catastrophic Injuries

If someone else caused your injury, you could be owed
significant compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

To begin, we will gather evidence to build a strong case against the party responsible for the accident that caused your life-changing injury. This may require extensive research into medical records, incident reports or police reports, photo evidence, video surveillance, and other documents to establish the extent of your injuries and the fault of the party responsible.

Calculating the amount of damages you may be entitled to will be complicated. The weeks of work missed and medical bills you’ve received are only one aspect. Future medical expenses like in-home care, rehabilitation, medications, medical devices, changes to your home, future surgeries, and so on must also be calculated. Losses like the impacts on your mental health, family, and lifestyle also have a monetary value.

It takes an attorney experienced in handling catastrophic injury cases to fight for the compensation that you deserve to cover all of your damages: economic and non-economic. Getting shortchanged by an insurance company or being advised by an inexperienced attorney to settle early could leave you with financial headaches. Contact the legal team at DeMayo Law Offices to get the help you need.

FAQs:

About Catastrophic Injuries

How can I be sure I’m eligible for compensation?

To recover compensation from a personal injury, a plaintiff (the victim) must prove the negligence of another (the defendant) is the direct cause of the injury. However, the defendant is only negligent if they owe a particular duty to the plaintiff.

Depending on the personal injury claim, proving these things can be very difficult. Evidence such as witnesses, expert testimony, and medical records may be required.

Eligibility for compensation can also be affected by North Carolina’s statutes of limitations.

Can I file my personal injury claim any time after my injury?

No. Each state has statutes of limitations that dictate the length of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Different claims have different filing time periods.

In North Carolina, personal injury claims must be filed within three years of the date of injury.

If you have a personal injury claim, take it to an experienced personal injury lawyer at the DeMayo Law Offices as soon as possible. During the initial consultation, victims are informed of the amount of time they have to file and how much compensation may be available for recovery.

How much is my personal injury claim worth?

Each personal injury claim is different. Each settlement is based on the injury claim and what losses were endured by the plaintiff.

Settlement dollars are equal to claimed losses and typically include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Do I have to go to court for my personal injury claim?

No. In most cases, a settlement can be reached long before a court date is needed. However, accepting a settlement quickly can sometimes leave money on the table.

To reach a comprehensive settlement, it’s best to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle the claim and work with the defendant to reach the appropriate settlement.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

There are many reasons to hire an experienced lawyer: first, a personal injury lawyer is skilled at handling various claims in detail, and they’ll help you through the complex and often confusing legal process.

Second, an experienced catastrophic injury attorney will ease the hassle and time victims spend dealing with insurance companies and other parties. An experienced catastrophic injury lawyer will dedicate their time to a case, so the victim can focus on what’s really important: recovery.

Finally, injury claims may result in greater compensation when an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer handles them.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

At DeMayo Law Offices we work on a contingent-fee basis, which means victims don’t pay anything until their case gets settled. This benefits people who feel they don’t have a lifeline in a complicated situation.

Why should I choose the DeMayo Law Offices?

Since 1992, DeMayo Law Offices has protected the rights of injured people.

We’ve represented over 125,000 individual clients and have obtained numerous large settlements and verdicts. Our attorneys have over 150 years of combined legal experience and have recovered more than $1,000,000,000 (One Billion Dollars) for our clients.

Our firm values the attorney-client relationship and strives to deliver exceptional legal representation to each of our clients. With an extensive network of professionals at our disposal, your personal injury attorney will collaborate with medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, manufacturing professionals, and other experts to gain valuable perspectives on your case.

If you have a personal injury claim, contact DeMayo Law Offices to schedule your free initial consultation. Our catastrophic injury attorneys will help you through each step of the process.

Contact DeMayo Law Offices
if You’ve Suffered a
Catastrophic Injury

You may feel overwhelmed if you suffered a catastrophic injury due to an accident.

It’s hard to cope with sudden changes to your health and even harder to imagine what your life will look like in the future. But you don’t have to go it alone.

That’s where the team at DeMayo Law Offices comes into play. We help injured North Carolinians just like you get the compensation they deserve after a devastating accident.

Focus on your recovery while we focus on your legal options. Contact the DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, at (866) 205-5181 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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