Atlanta Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
TOP RATED Personal Injury Attorneys
At Mykkeltvedt Carver, LLC, our catastrophic injury attorneys are aggressive, reliable advocates for justice. A catastrophic injury can change the entire life of the victim and their family in a matter of seconds. Contact us today for a free, no commitment initial consultation with one of our experienced catastrophic injury attorneys.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
The term catastrophic injury is used to describe severe injuries that cause permanent physical and/or mental impairments. These are very serious injuries and that completely alter the life of the victim. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
A person who suffers a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) will likely deal with long-term or life-lasting physical and mental effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 75 percent of people diagnosed with severe TBIs do not make a full recovery within five years. If you suffered a TBI because of the negligence of another, it is important to speak with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Any injury to the spinal cord can be a catastrophic injury. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) reports that more than 17,000 people nationwide suffer spinal cord damage in accidents on an annual basis. If you suffered spinal cord damage because of the negligence of another, our catastrophic injury attorneys will help you understand your rights and fight for the maximum recovery possible.
Catastrophic Injuries Can Happen in Many Types of Accidents
The lawyers of Mykkeltvedt, Carver, LLC are qualified to handle all types of catastrophic injury claims. Regardless of how and why the accident happened, our Atlanta catastrophic injury attorneys will protect your rights and help you find the best path forward. Some of the leading causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Motorcycle crashes;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Commercial truck accidents;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Unsafe conditions on property;
- Attacks that occurred due to negligent security;
- Medical Malpractice; and
- Nursing Home Abuse.
All Serious Accidents Require a Thorough Investigation
A catastrophic injury victim must prove that the defendant(s) was at fault to recover full and fair financial compensation for their damages. Our Atlanta catastrophic injury lawyers are here to thoroughly investigate your case, obtain the evidence necessary to prove fault and put you in the best position possible to obtain the maximum recovery.
Recovering Full Financial Compensation After a Catastrophic Accident
Under Georgia law, catastrophic injury victims may recover compensation for all economic and non-economic damages from the at-fault party. A settlement or verdict should include compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. This is true for all types of personal injury claims. However, there are some special considerations that make catastrophic injury claims more complex. At Mykkeltvedt, Carver, LLC, we have the legal skill to handle your catastrophic injury case. All economic and non-economic losses must be properly accounted for, including:
- Long-Term Medical Care: A person who sustained a catastrophic injury often has ongoing and long-term medical needs. The cost of future medical care may be compensated.
- Loss of Earning Potential: You may not be able to return to the workplace in your previous capacity after a catastrophic accident. The diminished earning power may be considered in a settlement or verdict.
- Severe Pain and Suffering: Victims of catastrophic accidents frequently endure extreme pain and suffering. This is non-economic damage that may be compensated.
- Permanent Impairments: Catastrophic injuries almost invariably leave victims dealing with long-term or permanent physical and mental impairments. Disability, disfigurement, and other impairments should be considered in a personal injury claim.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Catastrophic Injury Attorney
At Mykkeltvedt Carver, LLC, our firm has a proven record of successful results in serious and catastrophic injury cases. Our Atlanta catastrophic injury lawyers are relentless and reliable advocates for injured victims and their family members. If you or a loved one sustained a catastrophic injury, we can help. Contact us now to set up your free, no-obligation consultation. From our Atlanta law office, we handle catastrophic injury claims throughout Georgia and Alabama.
"It was an absolute pleasure working with Jeff. His honesty, knowledge and perseverance to get things settled and my case resolved truly impressed me. The outcome was more than I could have ever imagined! I would highly recommend him.”- Leslie Alexander
"I am a former client of Jeffrey (Jeff) Mykkeltvedt and have known him in his professional capacity for three years. I know Jeff as being a prudent, conscientious, hardworking, and caring person when it comes to his clients. Jeff handled my case in a very professional manner, and always kept me up to date with what was happening and the next step.”-Shunize
"It was an absolute pleasure working with Attorney Jeffrey Mykkeltvedt. His honesty, knowledge, and perseverance to get my case resolved truly impressed me. The outcome was more than I could have ever imagined! I would highly recommend him.”-Taya