Catastrophic Injuries & Death
Catastrophic injuries, as well as the death of a loved one, can be profoundly devastating, possibly leaving people with enduring losses and grief.
When negligence may have contributed to the injuries or a death, however, these impacts can be more difficult to bear – and holding the negligent parties accountable may be the key to getting injured people and surviving families on the path to recovery and justice.
At Chappell, Smith & Arden, our attorneys are aware that no amount of money can ever make up for suffering a catastrophic injury or for losing a loved one to a wrongful death. We also understand, however, that pursuing justice and obtaining compensation can help ease people’s financial stresses during such difficult times, helping them focus on their emotional and/or physical recovery.
That is why our lawyers are here to provide injured people and families with aggressive legal advocacy and experienced help holding negligent parties liable. Our lawyers will fight for justice and will work tirelessly to help our clients maximize their financial recoveries.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Deaths
Any number of factors or circumstances can lead to catastrophic injuries or wrongful deaths. When negligence is involved, however, some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths include (but are not limited to):
- Accidents caused by defective or dangerous products
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car and truck accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Railroad accidents
Such negligence can result in a range of catastrophic – and, at times, potentially fatal – injuries, including (but not limited to):
- Burn injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Severe internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Liable parties can include other individuals, businesses or corporations, and even government entities, depending on the nature of the accident and the specifics of a given case.
Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death
Successful catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases can result in compensation for victims and families that includes (but may not be limited to) damages for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Future treatment needs
- Lost earnings
- Loss of consortium
- Mental suffering
- Past hospital and medical bills
Depending on the cause of the injuries or death, it may also be possible to seek punitive damages, which are intended to punish the negligent party (rather than simply compensate victims).
Contact the South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury – or if a loved one has sustained a fatal injury – due to negligence, contact the South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden for effective legal advocacy and experienced help moving forward. Since 1993, our lawyers have been committed to protecting our clients’ rights and helping them obtain the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled so they can focus on their recovery and future.
Call our firm at (803) 929-3600 or contact us online to set up a free, no obligations initial consult with one of our lawyers. During this meeting, you can find out more about your rights, as well as how we can help you.
From our six office locations throughout South Carolina, our attorneys provide the highest quality legal services to injured people and families in Columbia, Alken, Camden, Sumter, Orangeburg, Greenville, Florence, Beaufort, Irmo, Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, West Columbia, Rock Hill, Charleston, Lexington, Winnsboro, Summerville, and throughout South Carolina.