Charlotte Catastrophic Injury Attorney
How do catastrophic injuries occur in Charlotte?
Catastrophic injuries can occur in a variety of ways in and around the Charlotte area. Our attorneys regularly help clients who have been injured due to the following:
This is certainly not an all-inclusive list of the ways that catastrophic injuries occur. A Charlotte catastrophic injury lawyer will be able to examine the facts of your case and work to determine the best path forward to securing the compensation you need.
Discuss your available options for compensation by speaking with the catastrophic injury attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. by calling (704) 850-6322 today. We offer free consultations.
What kind of compensation is available for these cases?
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a catastrophic injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. While the total amount of compensation awarded to victims of these claims will vary depending on a variety of factors related to each particular situation, it is important to point out that catastrophic injuries often result in much higher costs for victims.
At Price, Petho & Associates, we are regularly able to help clients recover the following after a catastrophic injury:
- Coverage of all medical expenses
- Compensation for any necessary medical equipment
- Cost of physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Any necessary in-home care costs
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party
Our catastrophic injury attorneys in Charlotte understand that these incidents have long-lasting consequences for victims and their families. Catastrophic injury cases are not “typical.” These incidents require particular attention to detail by an attorney, particularly when determining the total amount of compensation that is going to be required over a longer period of time.
How long do you have to file a catastrophic injury lawsuit?
Personal injury victims and their families need to be particularly aware of the time limits in place to file lawsuits in these cases. The personal injury statute of limitations in North Carolina is two years from the day the injury occurred. This means that a victim of a catastrophic injury has a two-year window with which to file their lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. Failing to file a lawsuit in this amount of time will result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they deserve.
However, many catastrophic injury cases are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers before a lawsuit is filed. Please understand that insurance carriers have deadlines as well. In general, insurance carriers require victims to submit their claims very soon after the accident occurs. Failing to file a claim within a reasonable amount of time will likely result in a claim being delayed or denied altogether.