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North Carolina Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Helping Accident Victims Get Fair Compensation

While accidents happen all the time, thankfully, most of them result in only minor injuries. Some, however, can cause injuries that will change your life forever. If you have suffered a severe injury, you may be facing permanent disability, prolonged unemployment, considerable medical expenses, and other losses.  You may be entitled to compensation if someone else’s negligence caused your accident. These cases can be extremely challenging for non-lawyers to pursue and often wind up settling for far less than the amount needed to cover their losses. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney can review whether you have a claim for compensation.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are one of the most severe injuries you can suffer and can result in the following:

  • Memory loss
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of vision
  • Loss of motor control
  • Slurred speech
  • Mood changes
  • Inability to think clearly or comprehend basic information

In many cases, these effects can be permanent. Brain injuries typically require long-term treatment from a neurologist or other specialist. As a result, brain injury victims face significant medical expenses and the possibility of long-term or permanent impairment that may make it difficult to remain employed or take care of their families.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be caused by various accidents, including car accidents and falls. A spinal cord injury can lead to a variety of health problems such as the following:

  • Loss of bladder and bowel control
  • Chronic pain
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of fine motor control
  • Inability to regulate blood pressure and body temperature
  • Difficulty breathing

Spinal cord injuries can sometimes be difficult to diagnose and may not always be immediately apparent. If you are experiencing any symptoms such as the above, it is critical that you seek immediate medical attention. If you are diagnosed with a spinal cord injury, a North Carolina personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need to make a full recovery.


Paralysis involves losing muscle function or control in a part (or parts) of the body. It is often the result of a spinal cord injury but can be the result of nerve damage or a brain injury. It is not a problem with the muscles themselves. Instead, the injury prevents the body from being able to receive or interpret signals transmitted by nerves needed to move that part of your body.

Paralysis can be permanent or temporary, but in either case, it will likely require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. In addition to the significant medical expenses you may be facing, you may be unable to work, take care of your family, or perform basic tasks associated with daily living. Many people who have paralysis also experience depression and other mental illnesses as a result of their injury. If someone else’s negligence caused your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your losses, including pain and suffering.

Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can result from almost any serious accident but can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Similar to spinal injuries, nerve damage can cause the following:

  • Chronic physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of muscle function and control
  • Loss of sensation

Nerve damage can be challenging to diagnose. The important thing is to listen to your body and seek immediate medical treatment if you are in pain or have lost motor control.


Some accidents can tragically result in the loss of a limb, such as motorcycle or truck accidents. Accident victims who have required an amputation will face physical limitations for the rest of their lives, in addition to their medical and rehabilitative expenses. And while prosthetics are far more advanced than they were 20 years ago, they can be incredibly expensive. Your amputation may require a lifetime of physical therapy and fitting and refitting of prosthetics.

Severe Burns

Burn injuries can be quite serious, requiring extensive skin grafts and other treatment. A victim may be permanently disfigured, and some burn injuries may result in permanent disability as the healed tissues may no longer have the same range of motion. In addition, burn victims are also at increased risk of infection during the healing process, which can lead to additional health complications. A North Carolina personal injury attorney who has experience handling cases involving severe burns can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Hearing Loss

Major accidents that involve severe head trauma or explosions often result in hearing loss. In some cases, the hearing loss may be only temporary, but it requires costly medical treatment to restore your hearing. If the accident results in permanent hearing loss, you may need expensive hearing aids or other devices. Hearing loss can have a profound impact on your quality of life, requiring major adjustments to your lifestyle.

Loss of Eyesight and Other Eye-Related Injuries

Accidents that result in blindness or the loss of an eye are traumatizing. Even partial blindness can significantly impact our quality of life. Eye injuries are often permanent as medical science cannot reconstruct or duplicate the human eye. Construction and industrial accidents are common causes of eye-related injuries as well as motor vehicle accidents. An attorney with experience handling these types of cases can ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injury.

Talk to a North Carolina Catastrophic Injury Attorney

With offices in Durham, Raleigh and Wilmington, a catastrophic injury attorney from Martin & Jones can help you receive the compensation you need, including your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. You face a long road ahead, but we can help you put your life back together. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 800-662-1234 or contact us online to discuss your case and how we can help.

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