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A catastrophic injury accident could turn your life upside down in the blink of an eye. Whether it’s a car accident, truck accident, slip-and-fall accident at work, or another incident, the course of your life could suddenly change.
How will you pay your bills, take care of your family, care for yourself, and persevere through the mental and emotional strain of this tragedy? If someone else’s negligence was to blame, could you hold them accountable for the harm you’ve suffered and the losses you’ll incur moving forward?
After a catastrophic injury, you need an experienced and compassionate attorney to help you through this next critical chapter of your life. At The Melonakos Law Firm, our team has helped many South Carolinians who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries in car accidents, have been paralyzed in slip and fall accidents, have lost limbs in workplace injuries, or suffered other catastrophic injuries caused by another party’s negligence. We provide the utmost care, attention, and respect to every person who calls us or walks through our doors. We never hand your case off to a paralegal or case manager. Our catastrophic injury attorneys work directly with our clients from day one and see your case through to its resolution.
When you need a skilled trial attorney after a catastrophic injury accident, contact The Melonakos Law Firm for help. We will be ready to discuss your case during a free consultation when you call us or reach out to us online.
A catastrophic injury is not a specific injury but rather a classification of injury that inflicts significant damage and life-altering changes on the victim. After a catastrophic injury, many victims must completely readjust their life, including their work, home, and how they take care of themselves. Catastrophic injuries may be permanent, temporary, or of an undetermined length of time but almost always require prolonged medical treatment and care.
Suffering a catastrophic injury can change your life forever. Your home, your job, your relationships, your day-to-day routine, the things you enjoy, and many other aspects of your life could be affected by your injury. Adjusting and adapting to your new circumstances will likely require time, energy, and attention. Let a catastrophic injury lawyer with experience handling these types of cases pursue the compensation you deserve while you focus on your recovery.
If you suffered a catastrophic injury because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you may be able to recover compensation (also called damages) for your economic and non-economic losses. The amount and type of damages you can recover will depend on the severity of your injuries, the egregiousness of the conduct, and the percentage of fault by the negligent party.
With the help of a South Carolina catastrophic injury lawyer, you might be able to recover compensation for the following:
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, a jury could award punitive damages in your case. Punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault party for “willful, wanton, or reckless conduct” and deter similar conduct in the future. Punitive damages may be awarded if:
If you suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident in South Carolina, contact The Melonakos Law Firm today. If someone else’s negligence caused the accident, we could help you hold them accountable and seek fair compensation for your medical bills, ongoing care and treatment, lost wages, future earnings, and more.
Our consultations are always free of charge. If you hire us, we’ll represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay us a thing until we win your case. There’s no risk of reaching out to us to discuss your situation, so call us or contact us online now.