Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury alters the lives of not only the victim but their families as well. The ongoing medical needs, disability, and debilitating pain take an emotional and financial toll. Patterson Harkavy LLP stands up for these victims to secure compensation to improve quality of life and provide for years or a lifetime of care.

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With offices in Greensboro, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, our personal injury lawyers have represented clients throughout North Carolina. We offer a free consultation to discuss your family member’s catastrophic injury and monetary damages for the long-term consequences.

We have achieved comprehensive verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims of auto accidents, work accidents, medical negligence, defective products, and other negligence. We can determine the amount of compensation appropriate for:

  • Paralysis / spinal cord injury
  • Disabling back or neck injury
  • Severe burns or explosion wounds
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Severed limbs / surgical amputation
  • Major or multiple broken bones
  • Loss of eyesight, hearing, or speech
  • Permanent disfigurement / reconstructive surgery

Life Care Plans — Comprehensive Compensation

Catastrophic injuries turn life suddenly upside down for the injured person and the family. The victim may be left to cope with long-lasting or permanent disability, surgery after surgery, grueling physical therapy, round-the-clock care, chronic pain, or a reduced lifespan. We consult with physicians, psychologists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, economists, and other experts to develop a life care plan. We hire experts certified in life care planning to project medical costs, lost income potential, and other financial impacts, and address damages for the lost quality of life, loss of companionship and family contributions, and pain and suffering.

Patterson Harkavy LLP works with doctors and nurses to document the recovery process and assure that clients are getting appropriate medical care for their catastrophic injury. A severe burn, for example, often involves a series of painful skin grafts and plastic surgery over months and years, along with agonizing physical therapy. We insist that our clients receive every reasonable treatment and comfort in the long process of recovery.

The experienced and dedicated personal injury attorneys at Patterson Harkavy will help to protect your rights during this difficult time to ensure that you get the care you need. We explore workers’ compensation and disability programs, and all sources of insurance coverage to obtain the maximum compensation through negotiated settlement or at trial.

We treat the catastrophic injury victim and family with compassion and personal attention while we aggressively pursue damages to improve life as much as possible. Contact a lawyer at Patterson Harkavy at 1 (800) 458-2541 for a free consultation.

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