Columbia Serious Injury Lawyer
Car wrecks, bike and pedestrian collisions, dog attacks, construction accidents, and premises liability accidents can all lead to serious injuries. In some cases, the injuries are so profound that they are labeled catastrophic, meaning that not only was the victim’s life in serious jeopardy, but there is a good chance that they will live with pain or disability for the rest of their lives. We take all personal injury cases seriously here at The Stanley Law Group. The worse the injury, the more time it takes to reach a settlement or win in court, and our Columbia serious injury lawyers are prepared to do whatever it takes to make sure that you are compensated to the highest possible degree.
What is My Case Worth?
The value of your personal injury case depends on a few factors. First of all, any degree that you are found to have contributed to the incident can be deducted from your final compensation under South Carolina’s modified comparative negligence doctrine. Secondly, your income, level of education, potential career path, and age all determine how much lost wages you can be compensated for. Lost wages or earning capacity is one of the largest aspects of a personal injury case. Thirdly, the value of your claim depends most of all on how serious your injuries, as well as your pain and suffering, end up being. It can take many months of waiting to fully understand what degree of impairment or necessary medical expenditures lay ahead, and this process cannot be rushed.
Permanent Scarring and Disfigurement
Permanent scarring or disfigurement due to lacerations, damaged bone or ligament, or burn injuries can be heavily compensated. The most heavily compensated areas of the body are the face, neck, and hands.
Spinal Cord Injuries
- High paraplegia medical expenses for the first year—Over half a million dollars;
- High quadriplegia medical expenses for the first year—Over one million dollars;
- Annual expenses for high paraplegia after the first year—$69,000 per year; and
- Annual expenses for high quadriplegia after the first year—$184,000 per year.
The lifetime costs associated with a spinal cord injury are staggering. The emotional toll dwarfs these costs. If the insurance policy is big enough, a victim of a serious spinal cord injury can expect to pursue in excess of $10 million.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The blanket term for a TBI or traumatic brain injury is a concussion. However, a concussion, which is usually a more mild form of TBI, is just one type of traumatic brain injury. Other types of traumatic brain injuries include the following:
- Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury;
- Brain Contusion;
- Diffuse Axonal Injury;
- Penetrating Brain Injury; and
- Second Impact Injury.
Depending on the severity of brain injury, a victim can be left with moderate to fully debilitating injuries and pain for the rest of his or her life.
Other Catastrophic Injuries
- Multiple Fractured Bones;
- Fractured Vertebrae;
- Internal Organ Damage;
- Facial Injuries;
- Blindness; and
- Flail Lung Due to Multiple Fractured Ribs;
You Deserve to be Heavily Compensated For Your Injuries
Only an experienced Columbia catastrophic injury attorney is qualified to take on your case if you were seriously hurt. We urge you to contact The Stanley Law Group at 803-799-4700 to schedule a free consultation and get started today.