Catastrophic injuries may cause serious harm and long-term repercussions. These injuries could rob you of physical abilities, cognitive abilities, and your general quality of life.
If a catastrophic injury suffered by you or a loved one was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your damages in a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
You do not need to face this process on your own. A Spring Hill catastrophic injuries lawyer from The Cochran Firm - Nashville may be able to manage all of the legal work in your case when we represent you.
To learn more about our services and to receive a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call The Cochran Firm - Nashville today at (615) 651-7451. We may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payment required.
Catastrophic Injuries and Their Impact on Accident Victims’ Lives
Catastrophic injuries may require treatment for many years and could potentially alter an accident victim’s life permanently. Catastrophic injuries may include:
- Loss of a limb
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Loss of hearing or seeing
- Organ damage
Possible Consequences of a Catastrophic Injury
Being injured to an extent that is deemed catastrophic may change fundamental features of how you live your life. Some outcomes of a catastrophic injury may include:
- Prolonged loss of consciousness
- Diminished cognitive function
- Changes in your personality or mood
- Loss of certain physical abilities
These and other results of catastrophic injuries can significantly impact your ability to work, engage in physical activity, pursue certain opportunities, take care of yourself, and even enjoy certain aspects of life. More specifically, a catastrophic injury may lead to:
- Partial loss of income
- Complete loss of income
- The need for a permanent caregiver
- Changes in your relationships with others
- Substantial healthcare costs
Situations Where Negligence Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
If another party’s negligence caused your catastrophic injuries, they may be liable for your accident-related damages.
The Cochran Firm - Nashville handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. We may be able to represent you if your injuries were caused by:
- A car or truck accident
- A slip and fall accident
- A nursing home accident
- A defective product or medical device
- An intentional act of violence
These are not the only types of cases we can take. If you suspect that another party’s negligence was the cause of your accident, The Cochran Firm - Nashville invites you to call us at (615) 651-7451 for a free case review with a member of our team.
Working with a Lawyer on Your Case
The prospect of negotiating for a settlement or coordinating a lawsuit alone may be daunting for anyone. When you work with a Spring Hill catastrophic injuries lawyer from The Cochran Firm - Nashville, you can focus your time and energy on your treatment while we pursue compensation for you.
In general, our services may include:
- Investigating your accident and identifying the liable party
- Collecting evidence, which may include testimony from accident reconstruction or medical experts
- Obtaining documentation of your injuries and your other accident-related losses
- Filing your insurance claim and/or lawsuit
- Handling all communications and correspondence related to your lawsuit
- Negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company for a settlement offer
- Bringing your case to trial if no settlement is possible
Throughout this process, our firm may be available to answer your questions, provide you with legal advice, and keep you updated on the progress of your case.
Damages in a Catastrophic Injury Case
The potentially recoverable damages in a catastrophic injury case may include:
- All current and future accident-related medical costs
- The costs of part- or full-time caregiving
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capability
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
The Cochran Firm - Nashville may be able to recruit medical, occupational, and economic experts to testify about the value of your damages.
The Deadline to Sue in Tennessee
In general, victims have just one year from the date of their accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in Tennessee, per TN Code §28-3-104.
For medical malpractice lawsuits, victims generally have one year from the date they discovered their injuries to sue, per TN Code §29-26-116. However, this statute contains an ultimate deadline that medical malpractice lawsuits generally cannot be filed more than three years from when the medical malpractice occurred.
If an accident victim misses their filing window, their case may be dismissed, and they may be unable to recover compensation for their damages via a lawsuit.
The Cochran Firm - Nashville invites you to call us for information on what specific deadlines pertain to your case.
Call the Cochran Firm - Nashville Today
A Spring Hill catastrophic injuries lawyer from The Cochran Firm - Nashville may be able to take over the legal work in your case and fight for compensation on your behalf.
Call The Cochran Firm - Nashville today at (615) 651-7451 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team.
If you qualify, we may be able to provide you with representation on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments necessary. In this arrangement, you do not owe us attorney fees unless and until you win your case and recover compensation via a court award or settlement offer.