Catastrophic injuries are those that are extremely severe and may result in permanent damage and long-term medical conditions. They may occur due to motor vehicle accidents, negligence of another, or construction accidents. At Atlee Hall, LLP, we offer aggressive representation for those suffering from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and burn injuries. Recovering from a catastrophic injury can be an overwhelming experience for patients and families—emotionally, physically and financially. Our knowledge and dedication can help to reduce the effects of your devastating injury and provide the compensation you deserve.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Your spinal cord is responsible for relaying information to your brain, and when nerves are severed or cells are damaged, every system in your body is adversely affected.
Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe injuries you can sustain in an accident. Over 40% of spinal cord injuries are the result of injuries suffered in car accidents, but a spinal cord injury can be sustained under a number of other circumstances including construction accidents and sports injuries. Spinal cord injuries are specific to the nerves in the spinal column, and not all injuries to your back or the spine will result in injuries to these nerves. If injured, there may be a loss of functioning within the nerves of the spinal cord. The consequences of injury may include:
- Loss of hand and arm function
- Loss of the ability to breathe
- Loss of dexterity
- Loss of abdominal control
- Inability to control leg muscles
- Loss of bladder control
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating and life altering. Its complex symptoms and potential disabilities can interfere with your family and work life, and rehabilitation can take years of expensive medical services. Some of these symptoms to look for are:
- Frequent headaches
- Visual disturbances
- Mood swings
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of cognitive abilities like attention, concentration, and memory
- Speech and language difficulties
- Loss or interference with major senses like sight, taste, and smell
- Physical changes like inability to regulate body temperature and loss of stamina
- Emotional changes like erratic mood swings, severe depression, or easy agitation
When you sustain TBI through an accident, you may be entitled to have your medical bills covered, and to be reimbursed for your pain and suffering. While these things may not restore your life to normal, they can provide peace of mind for you and your family, giving you one less thing to worry about as you recover.
Approximately 4,000 people in the US die from burn injuries every year, but thousands more suffer from long term pain and life-altering impact of these injuries. From the initial emergency treatment to rehabilitative therapy and expensive reconstruction surgery, burn injuries can take a heavy toll on your finances as well as your personal life. Burn injuries can be the result of personal negligence, but all too often they result from the negligence of others. Causes of burn injuries that could have been avoided if proper care had been taken include:
- Motor vehicle accident
- Defective products
- Industrial accidents
- Construction accidents
- Hot water heaters
- Gas explosions
If you or a family member has been seriously injured due an accident or defective product in the state of Pennsylvania, please contact the experienced automobile product liability attorneys at Atlee Hall, LLP for an initial consultation. We have offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania but represent individuals across the state.
The lawyers at the Pennsylvania law firm of Atlee Hall, LLP have over 30 years of experience assisting people who have suffered catastrophic injuries in order to receive the compensation they deserve. At Atlee Hall, LLP, our compassionate attorneys take an aggressive stance on spinal cord, TBI, and burn cases, fighting for you and your family to help ensure you are compensated for your losses. We have been helping clients by working closely with medical professionals to asses the extent of your injuries, enabling us to seek adequate compensation for your particular case. We understand that recovery from these injuries is lengthy and expensive, and the loss of wages from an inability to work combined with the emotional turmoil for you and your family can leave you feeling helpless. We are dedicated to helping ease this process, and getting you a settlement that will fully cover your losses.
Please contact Atlee Hall, LLP today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in Lancaster, York and Dauphin counties and all Pennsylvania.