A catastrophic injury can dramatically transform an individual’s life in an instant. These devastating injuries often render a victim unable to work, necessitating ongoing care, therapy, and treatment for the rest of their lives. To ensure that victims receive comprehensive compensation for their injuries and damages, it is crucial to accurately assess all economic and non-economic costs.
If you or a loved one has experienced a life-changing injury in Virginia or Tennessee, you need guidance from an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer who will fight to identify and hold accountable all parties responsible for causing injury, and who will work tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt today to schedule a free consultation. Firm-founding attorney Mark Hurt can listen to the facts of your case, explain your legal options, and tenaciously fight for the maximum compensation to which you are rightfully entitled.
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How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Experienced Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?
The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt is committed to providing exceptional legal representation to injury victims without the financial burden typically associated with litigation. We represent injury clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. In addition, our firm advances all litigation expenses while your case is ongoing, alleviating financial stress and allowing you to focus on your recovery.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we offer comprehensive legal representation to clients across a wide range of catastrophic injury cases, such as:
- Collisions involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
- Pedestrian and Bike Accidents.
- Sports Injuries. Injuries sustained while using defective protective or other equipment or in unsafe circumstances.
- Workplace Accidents. Incidents that occur on the job, including slip and falls, equipment malfunctions, and exposure to hazardous materials. We represent injured clients in both workers’ compensation matters and in bringing a lawsuit against non-employer parties that may be responsible.
- Construction Accidents. Injuries resulting from accidents on construction sites, such as falls from heights, equipment failures, and structural collapses. We also represent clients in workers’ compensation claims against employers, and personal injury lawsuits against at-fault non-employer parties.
- Swimming Pool Accidents. Incidents involving drowning, near-drowning, or other severe injuries sustained in and around swimming pools.
- Slip and Fall Accidents. Injuries caused by slipping, tripping, or falling due to unsafe conditions on a property.
- Product Liability. Injuries resulting from defective or dangerous consumer products, including faulty electronics, appliances, and toys.
- Premises Liability. Injuries sustained on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence or failure to maintain safe conditions, including dog bites.
- Defective Medical Equipment. Injuries caused by malfunctioning or faulty medical devices, such as implants.
- Defective Pharmaceuticals. Adverse reactions or complications arising from the use of defective or improperly labeled medications.
- Birth Injuries. Injuries to a mother or child during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, in situations involving medical negligence.
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect. Injuries or illnesses suffered by elderly or vulnerable residents in long-term care facilities due to neglect or mistreatment.
- Other Accidents. Various other incidents that can result in catastrophic injuries, such as boating accidents, aviation accidents, and falling merchandise in “big box” stores.
What Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases Does The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt Handle?
Our firm has wide-ranging experience in handling various catastrophic injury cases. As an injury attorney with over two decades of experience, Attorney Mark Hurt is well-versed in representing clients who have suffered nearly all types of catastrophic injuries.
Common types of catastrophic injury cases that our firm handles include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). TBI’s often resulting from severe blows to the head or penetration of the skull, leading to long-term cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments.
- Spinal Cord Injuries. Spinal cord injuries are often caused by accidents involving significant force or impact, resulting in partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, and other life-altering complications.
- Severe Burn Injuries. Burn injuries can be caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, or radiation, leading to disfigurement, scarring, and long-term physical and psychological pain.
- Amputations. Tragically the loss of limbs can occur from traumatic accidents or surgical removal, necessitating prosthetics, extensive rehabilitation, and a significant adjustment to one’s way of life.
- Multiple Fractures or Orthopedic Injuries. These can include severe bone breaks or damage to joints that may require multiple surgeries, extended rehabilitation, and potentially lifelong mobility limitations.
- Internal Organ Damage. In some instances, injuries can result in damage to vital organs, such as the lungs, heart, or kidneys, which may result in ongoing medical treatment, long-term health complications, and a reduced quality of life.
- Wrongful Death. At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we compassionately represent families in wrongful death cases due to catastrophic injuries, seeking justice and compensation to help ease the financial burden of their loss.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, our dedicated team is committed to pursuing justice for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries, regardless of the specific circumstances. With our extensive experience and a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by injury victims in Virginia and Tennessee, our dedicated team is well-equipped to advocate for the best possible outcome in each case.
Statute of Limitations for Catastrophic Injury Cases in Virginia and Tennessee
In both Virginia and Tennessee, there are specific time limits, known as the statute of limitations, within which you must file a personal injury claim. It is essential to be aware of these deadlines, as failure to file your case within the specified time frame may result in the loss of the right to seek compensation in court.
In Virginia, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally two years from the date of the injury. This means that an injury victim generally has two years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is typically one year from the date of the injury. In certain circumstances, this deadline may be extended, but it is crucial to consult with an experienced attorney to determine if your case qualifies for an extension.
What Types of Damages May Be Available in Catastrophic Injury Cases?
In catastrophic injury cases, victims may be entitled to collect various types of damages to help them recover from the devastating consequences of their injuries. These damages are typically divided into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are the monetary losses that result from the injury, including:
- Medical Expenses. Compensation for past and future medical treatment, such as hospital stays, surgeries, prescription medication, physical therapy, and assistive devices.
- Lost Wages and Loss of Earning Capacity. Compensation for the income a victim has lost due to their inability to work, as well as any future loss of earnings if an injury prevents an individual from returning to their pre-injury occupation or earning potential.
- Property Damage. Reimbursement for any damage to personal property caused by an incident, such as vehicle repairs or replacement costs.
Non-economic damages compensate for the intangible losses experienced by a victim, such as:
- Pain and Suffering. Compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress a person experiences as a result of an injury.
- Emotional Distress. Damages for the psychological impact of the injury, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life. Compensation for the diminished quality of life resulting from the injury, including the inability to participate in activities or hobbies that were once enjoyed.
- Loss of Consortium. Damages awarded to the spouse or family member of the injured party for the loss of companionship, support, and affection.
In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded. These damages are intended to punish the defendant for particularly egregious conduct and to deter similar behavior in the future.
As a catastrophic injury lawyer who has represented clients in Virginia and Tennessee for over two decades, Duke Law School graduate Mark Hurt can evaluate the facts of your case, help identify all potentially liable parties, and estimate the potential damages to which you and your family might be entitled.
Call The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt Today to Schedule a Free Consultation.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that catastrophic injury victims face. Attorney Mark Hurt is committed to fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve.
We invite prospective clients in Virginia and Tennessee to call our offices at 276-623-0808 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you have little to lose and everything to gain by reaching out for help today.
We hired Mr. Hurt to help settle a worker’s comp injury case for my husband. Mark, Bart, and Mary worked tirelessly to resolve his case and reach a settlement we were pleased with. They were always available to answer questions and returned calls in a timely manner.