Lexington, SC Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Serving South Carolinians After Life-Changing Injuries
Individuals who have been seriously injured in accidents face a long road to recovery. Severe injuries often require extensive medical treatment and can alter lives, especially if you’re no longer able to perform your work responsibilities or do the same kinds of activities you enjoyed prior to your accident. Our Lexington, SC catastrophic injury attorneys are empathetic to the struggles of the seriously injured and want to help you secure the full amount of compensation you need to heal from those who caused your accident. At The Rick Hall Law Firm, LLC, we represent everyday people whose lives have been changed by both catastrophic and fatal accidents. Though we can’t completely remove the pain and trauma you’ve already suffered, we can actively work towards a better future for you and those you love.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury differs from minor injuries in that its seriousness leaves victims with long-lasting and permanent damage. These injuries can also have a severe impact on a person’s functional abilities – a spinal cord injury that results in paralysis, for example, prevents a person from being able to walk and requires them to adjust how they’ve been living their life.
Common catastrophic injuries suffered in accidents include:
- Loss of limbs
- Back and spinal cord injuries including broken back, severed spinal cords, paralysis injuries, paraplegia, and quadriplegia
- Burn injuries, such as fire injuries requiring plastic surgery, skin grafts, and hospitalization, as well as chemical burns
- Head and brain injuries like concussions, head trauma, brain damage, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Fatal injuries that impact surviving family members
Virtually any kind of accident can cause catastrophic injuries. Serious auto accidents involving speeding, drunk driving, and large trucks often cause fatalities and catastrophic injuries due to the force involved and the size and weight of vehicles. Motorcycle accidents can seriously injure riders, who lack outer protection.
The Consequences of Brain Injuries & Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries and head and brain injuries are particularly debilitating, as they can impair your ability to move freely and even think and communicate. Many victims have to quit their jobs if they can no longer perform their responsibilities, and some have to hire at-home domestic help. You may also require physical therapy or rehabilitation services for years to come.
Spinal cord injuries can cause permanent changes in your strength, sensation, and body functions below the place you were injured. Paralysis from your injuries can affect your legs and pelvic organs (paraplegia), as well as your legs and your arms and hands (tetraplegia). In addition to paralysis, spinal cord injuries can also cause changes in sexual function and fertility, cause intense pain from the nerve fibers in your spine, and can cause loss of bowel or bladder control.
Brain injuries can also have wide-ranging effects on victims that can be physical as well as psychological. Minor injuries can cause temporary effects like headaches, difficulty sleeping, nausea or vomiting, or dizziness. More serious brain injuries, however, can alter one’s consciousness and cause comas or brain death. They can also change your cognitive skills and make it difficult to concentrate or recall memories.
How We Help Clients Towards a Better Future
It’s essential that individuals who have received catastrophic injuries from accidents begin their injury claim as soon as possible. The more serious the injury, the greater the medical expenses. You may have had to be hospitalized for days, weeks, or even months, have undergone surgeries, and may have a long road ahead in rehabilitation. Additionally, if you’ve been out of work, you may also be missing out on wages.
Our team works to gather the evidence needed to support your claim, from medical records to crash reports to witness statements. By making sure at-fault parties are held responsible, we can achieve the maximum amount of compensation you deserve to pay for your damages, which can add up to tens of thousands of dollars.
Coping with injuries and a transformed way of life is already challenging – the last thing you need on your plate is concerns about financial stability. Our team cares for the well-being of our clients and uses our decades of experience to protect you and your future.
We’re here to support you and be your voice during this difficult time. Call our Lexington, SC catastrophic injury attorneys today at (803) 590-9900 to schedule a same-day appointment.
$2,000,000 Wrongful Death
Wrongful death and survival action in which our client’s husband was killed after being struck by a tractor that had just collided with a wide load.
$1,000,000 Defective Product
The plaintiff and her two children, causing severe burns which resulted in extensive burn treatment, including skin grafts.
$550,000 Negligently Performed Hip Operation
The client suffered as a result of a negligently performed hip operation.
"I want to cry. Thank you so much for being there for our family and helping us through our tragedy. There are no words to describe the impact you had and still have, in our lives."- Debbie J.