If you suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident, you may be facing a challenging recovery period and medical needs that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, catastrophic injuries occur every day in Alabama. Car accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and other incidents can leave people with permanent, life-altering injuries.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, contact the Alabama catastrophic injury lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. Our Huntsville personal injury attorneys have been helping accident victims since 1966 and have recovered more than $125 million in compensation for our clients. Get a free initial consultation by calling one of our offices, using our live chat service, or using our contact form.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is a severe injury that happens suddenly and has serious long-term consequences for the accident victim. A catastrophic injury is not necessarily permanent, but it may take months or years to heal. Many victims of catastrophic injuries never fully recover. The physical, emotional, and financial impacts of the injury are the main factors considered when deciding whether or not an injury is “catastrophic.”
Types of Catastrophic Injury Accidents
Here are some of the most common accidents that result in catastrophic injuries:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Premises liability injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Sports injuries
- Construction accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Physical violence (e.g., assaults, shootings, stabbings)
Can I Get Compensation for My Catastrophic Injury in Huntsville?
In cases where a catastrophic injury results from someone else’s negligence, Alabama law allows accident victims to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. This allows the victim to recover compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional harm they’ve suffered.
In Alabama, you could potentially recover compensation for losses such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and reduced capacity to work
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Property damage