Wilmington Catastrophic Injury Attorney
When we think of ‘catastrophic,’ we picture an event of great magnitude that causes a lot of damage. Injuries that are considered to be catastrophic are those that have life-altering effects and change how we are able to live our lives after an accident. The head is one area of the body that can be severely injured in a motor vehicle accident. And the part of the head that is most often injured is the brain. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, speak with an attorney from Nagle & Associates, P.A. today by calling (910) 762-2355.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain that occurs from a sudden jolt or impact to the head causing the brain to bang around inside. Injuries can range from mild to severe. The severity of a brain injury will depend on where and how hard the brain was impacted. Damage to the brain can result in a catastrophic injury.
Nagle & Associates, P.A. has been handling catastrophic injury motor vehicle accidents for over 20 years. Our Wilmington catastrophic injury attorneys know the challenges catastrophic injuries present and how to make sure our clients are fully compensated for both current and future needs.
Why You Can Trust Nagle & Associates, P.A. to Succeed on Your Behalf
Catastrophic injuries are complex and damages are extensive. You need to work with a firm that understands the extent of your injuries and will be successful in securing you a comprehensive recovery.
- We know what we’re doing – we only take serious injury cases
- We establish a deep understanding of our clients’ circumstances – we get to know everything about you both before and after the accident
- We are relentless in our pursuit of your claim – this is about your life and we want to get as much for you as we can
What a Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Do for You
When you have experienced significant injuries, you need to be represented by someone who knows what may lie ahead for you and has the ability to get you everything you are going to need. An attorney will know how to gather the necessary evidence and organize it in such a way as to present a very clear picture of how badly you have been damaged and how you must be compensated for your losses. An attorney will work closely with your medical team and make sure that your claim is not settled until all of your injuries are known and the full extent of their impact is understood.
How Catastrophic Brain Injuries Occur in Car Accidents
When you are in a car accident, the impact from a sudden deceleration in speed causes your head to move rapidly forward and then back. The motion is violent. This often results in stretching or tearing of the nerve fibers – called axons – in your brain. Nerve damage messes up the communication system in your brain but is rarely seen in scans unless there is also damage to blood vessels. Bleeding in the brain is an indication of severe nerve damage and can lead to further complications.
Medical professionals often diagnose a TBI based on observation, neurological assessment, and imaging tests. TBIs are classified as either mild, moderate, or severe.
- Mild TBI – person alert, may complain of headache, dizziness, confusion – brief or no loss of consciousness
- Moderate TBI – person awake but appears dazed, loss of consciousness for more than 20 minutes and up to 6 hours, evidence of brain bleeding
- Severe TBI – person unconscious and has been for more than 6 hours
Brain injuries are tricky because the full extent of injury may not be immediately known and may develop over time. A brain injury can be considered catastrophic if it results in a permanent impairment that significantly affects your ability to function. In order to assure you are able to obtain the appropriate settlement, it is crucial that your lawyer have an advanced level of medical knowledge about the brain and how injuries can affect it.
Contact Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Wilmington
At Nagle & Associates, P.A., our Wilmington catastrophic injury lawyers are extremely knowledgeable about catastrophic injuries and what it means to live with the effects of permanent impairment. We have been able to recover over $500 million on behalf of our clients. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, we are uniquely qualified to help you. Click here to contact us for a free consultation or schedule a meeting by calling (910) 762-2355.