Catastrophic Injuries

North Carolina Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Compassionate Handling of Catastrophic Injury Cases in Winston-Salem

The experienced lawyers at Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., in Winston-Salem, focus on the needs of clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of others. 

Serious injuries — those which cause permanent disability or disfigurement — have devastating consequences for the victims and their families, including not only medical expenses and loss of employment, but overwhelming emotional distress, physical pain, and mental suffering.

If you or someone you care about has lost the use of an eye, suffered brain or spinal cord injury, has chronic pain due to an accident or assault, or is otherwise suffering as the result of an accident or intentional act, several parties may be responsible for losses due to the resulting blindness, memory loss, paralysis, or inability to work.

To get started on your case, contact our office online or by calling (336) 568-8779 today. 


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What Is Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a serious, life-altering physical or psychological injury that results in long-term disability and/or disfigurement. These injuries are often caused by motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, defective products, or acts of violence. Catastrophic injuries can include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, burns, amputations and organ failure. Victims of catastrophic injuries may experience severe pain and suffering as well as financial loss due to the inability to work or participate in activities they once enjoyed. Winston-Salem catastrophic injury attorneys help victims get the compensation they need for their losses and assist them on their journey towards recovery.

Common Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries may include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): TBIs can range from mild to severe and are often caused by car accidents, medical malpractice or physical assaults. Symptoms include headaches, memory loss, seizures, hearing impairment, or vision problems.
  • Spinal Cord Damage: The spinal cord is essential for the functioning of our limbs and vital organs; any damage to it can lead to partial paralysis or damaging nerve pain that may never heal completely without proper treatment. Common causes of spinal cord injuries include automobile accidents, sports-related activities and construction site mishaps.
  • Burns: Thermal burns occur when skin comes into contact with extreme heat sources such as open flames or hot liquids. Chemical burns happen when harsh substances come into contact with your skin resulting in serious scarring and permanent disability in some cases.
  • Amputations: Loss of a limb due to an accident can cause serious psychological trauma in addition to physical challenges. People living with a missing limb often face deep financial burdens such as rehabilitation needs, prosthetics expenses and long-term care costs. These types of catastrophic injuries are commonly caused by workplace accidents involving heavy machinery like factory equipment or agricultural tools/vehicles like tractors/bulldozers.
  • Organ Failure: Organ failure can be caused by physical trauma or medical negligence. Such damage often results in long-term disability or even death. Recovery times can be extensive and in some cases, the catastrophic injury victim may never fully recover.
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