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Catastrophic injuries encompass any case involving extensive damage suffered by a victim. Though some injuries can be overcome through proper therapy or treatment, many types of catastrophic damage leave the victim permanently limited in function. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury, our firm can help you take action to seek a fair settlement.

At Saffa Law Firm, we understand the difficulty you face as a result of a catastrophic injury. Each of our Charlotte personal injury attorneys is prepared to do what it takes to help you seek justice after suffering because of another's negligence. Our extensive experience in trial cases, as former defense for insurance companies, and as current personal injury lawyers, gives us a serious advantage as we work to seek favorable compensation for our clients. With experience in numerous jury trials, our legal team can be trusted to provide the legal guidance you need.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury can occur at any time. In many cases, this can leave a person incapable of returning to work. For others, a catastrophic injury may occur during childhood development and result in permanent disability. Whether you or a family member has been the victim of negligence, our attorneys can discuss the details of your case and help you take advantage of your legal options.

We handle all manner of catastrophic injury cases, including:

  • Burn injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Amputation
  • Head or neck trauma
  • Birth injuries
  • Disfigurement

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to seek compensation to cope with the costs of a debilitating injury. Our legal team can fight to ensure that you are treated fairly by insurance companies, and we are prepared to help you claim necessary damages from the parties responsible for your loss. Years of experience have equipped our Charlotte personal injury lawyers to help you navigate the most complicated situations.

Dealing with a Birth Injury

Although birth injuries are statistically considered rare, affecting about 7 in every 1,000 infants born yearly in the U.S., it does not seem so rare to the family of a child suffering from the effects of a birth injury. We understand there is a great deal of emotional distress and challenges for families coping with a birth injury, and we want to do all we can to ease the legal process and help you obtain appropriate compensation.

There are many different types of birth injuries that can occur, such as:

  • Brain damage
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Fractured bones
  • Umbilical strangulation
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Birth infections
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Asphyxia
  • Spinal cord damage

If you or someone you love was injured by the negligence of an OB/GYN or delivery room staff member, you may have grounds to file a birth injury lawsuit. Winning compensation can help cover the cost of any injury-related medical bills you have incurred, as well as future medical expenses having to do with the injury. You may also be able to recover compensation for your family's pain and suffering.

Advocacy for Burn Injury Victims

Burns can be excruciating and dangerous injuries. People suffer from burns daily and they can vary greatly depending on the source. A burn can be caused by several types of heat or chemicals and can all be damaging. Burns can be painful, leave scars and sometimes even result in death. The injury can also cause pain and suffering for months or even years depending on the severity of the burn. Hold the negligent party responsible if you have suffered a burn injury in Charlotte or surrounding areas. Saffa Law Firm has experience when it comes to assisting injured victims in recovering damages and we can help you as well.

There are many sources of heat and products that can cause a burn. Some of the types of burns include:

  • Heat or thermal burns: these are caused by a fire type of heat, steam, or any type of hot object or liquid.
  • Cold temperature burns: these are caused by exposure to cold or wet conditions.
  • Electric burns: these are caused when the skin comes in contact with an electrical source.
  • Chemical burns: these are caused when the skin comes in contact with any type of household or industrial chemical; whether it is liquid or gas.
  • Radiation burns: these are caused by the sun or any type of sunlamp.
  • Friction burns: these are caused when the skin comes in contact with a hard surface and is scraped or burned.

Regardless of the type of burn, it is imperative that you seek the proper treatments to help heal the injury. The treatments may vary depending on the type of burn and also by the degree of the burn.

Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries

Sustaining a direct blow to the head would qualify as traumatic brain injury, the force of which is severe enough to break through a person's skull, damaging the soft brain tissue, or to cause the brain to shift inside the skull.

Traumatic brain injuries are caused every day by such events as:

  • Sports accidents
  • Gun shots
  • Physical violence
  • Blunt force trauma with an object or from a fall
  • Car crashes

An acquired brain injury is not hereditary, nor congenital, nor degenerative, and occurs after birth. These injuries occur on a cellular level causing cells throughout the entire brain to be affected, instead of affecting only one particular area.

Some of the more frequent causes of an acquired brain injury can include incidences such as:

  • Shock from extreme mental or emotional trauma
  • Blood loss
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Impingement of an artery
  • Head or neck trauma
  • Electric shock or lightening
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Obstructed airway

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