Nashville Catastrophic Accident Attorney

The Nashville injury attorneys of The Law Offices of Luvell L. Glanton are here to help those who have suffered catastrophic injuries in accidents caused by the recklessness or carelessness of others. We know just how these claims should be handled and our team has secured significant compensation for people like you and families like yours.

We are dedicated to fighting for those whose lives have been forever impacted by the negligent actions of another person, corporate, or government entity. Injuries with significant life-changing consequences require the level of superior representation The Law Offices of Luvell L. Glanton brings to every accident case.

Rated one of Tennessee’s 10 Best by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIPIA), our firm is trusted, established, and ready to fight for you.  Call us today at (615) 244-4511 to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate, knowledgeable member of our team today.

An experienced Nashville injury attorney is standing by to help you if you suffered catastrophic injuries including (but not limited to):

Paralysis Injuries

When accidents cause injury to the spinal cord, head, or neck, paralysis is a possibility. Depending on what injury you sustained and where, paralysis may be temporary or permanent. Quadriplegia (also known as tetraplegia), where all four limbs are rendered unusable, and paraplegia, where the lower extremities are paralyzed, are common forms of paralysis in accidents.

As of 2013, car accidents and slip and falls led all accident-related paralyses in America, according to the Christopher Reeves Foundation.

Brain Injuries

Blunt-force trauma to your head can cause significant brain damage, including traumatic brain injuries, blood clots, hematomas, and loss of memories. In addition to those injuries, head injuries may also cause short- and long-term paralysis.

Even with victims receiving immediate treatment for their brain injuries, some may become paralyzed shortly after their accident. With the mounting emotional damage, financial worries, and potential to lose companionship with spouse or children, paralysis adds another dimension to an accident that should have been avoided had the negligent party shown better judgment.

Some brain injuries will not appear until hours or days after the accident. Others are immediate, such as having the inability to move arms or legs after an accident.

Amputation Injuries

Some accidents leave victims without fingers and limbs. Other injuries may leave limbs and fingers in such bad shape that amputation is the only medical recourse available. Apart from excruciating pain, victims often slip into depression since their lives will be forever changed.

With our firm working with victims of catastrophes such as amputations, we’ll fight extra hard to make sure the person or company responsible for the injuries is held accountable. Years of mental and physical healing will follow the loss of limbs; our job is to secure the greatest possible settlement for your losses allowable under Tennessee law.

It is estimated that nearly 30,000 traumatic amputations happen in America every year. Unlike medical amputations which help save an individual’s life, traumatic amputations result from serious accidents such as automobile collisions, workplace accidents, and other premises liabilities.

How to Prove Catastrophic Injury Claims

There are many ways catastrophic injury claims can be proven. How our firm will approach your case depends on whether it happened at work, on someone’s property, or in an accident with a passenger or commercial vehicle. With photographs, testimony, medical records, and police report to back your claim, we’ll be prepared to show that another party acted negligently.

Tennessee negligence laws require that we prove:

  • The negligent party had some degree of a duty of care for you;
  • That duty was breached by their actions;
  • Those actions directly caused an injury; and
  • That injury led to physical, financial, and emotional damages.

Each requirement above comes with its own standard of evidence. That’s why injured persons should never handle these cases without an attorney who has trial experience.

Compensation Catastrophic Injury Accidents in Nashville

When our firm begins your claim, we gather evidence and begin building your case as if it’s going to trial. From there, we’ll file a complaint in court and follow that up with a pre-litigation settlement letter which contains specifics regarding your catastrophic injury, specific laws backing our claims, and what we feel would be an appropriate settlement amount.

If the insurer or negligent party rejects our offer or ignores the letter, we’ll prepare for trial. Should the insurer entertain our offer, but feel it’s too high, they may counter with their own. This may go back and forth several times until a settlement is reached.

All catastrophic accident injury settlements will have some or all of the following economic and noneconomic losses bundled into the amount you receive:

  • Rehabilitation services to help victims recover from temporary paralysis;
  • Long-term care required if home health aides are required each day;
  • Loss of work opportunity in the future;
  • Medical bills accrued post-accident, and those expected to come in the future;
  • Loss of wages at present, spanning from when the accident happened until the negotiations start;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of companionship that paralysis is expected to cause; and
  • Loss of benefits, including 401k contributions, medical care, yearly bonuses, and other perks that paralysis may rob the victim of.

Other economic and noneconomic factors may apply to your accident, depending on the details.

Claims may be reduced if the victim contributed to their injury. According to Tennessee’s shared fault laws, victims can still be compensated for their injuries as long as they were found to be less than or equal to 50% at fault. Anything above 50% will bar the victim’s ability to collect damages.

Tennessee imposes a strict one-year time limit to get your catastrophic injury claim filed in court. Because of this tight deadline, we encourage victims or their loved ones to retain a catastrophic accident attorney as soon as possible.

Injured? The Law Offices of Luvell L. Glanton Can Help

Offering victims of accidents in Nashville unparalleled representation for nearly 30 years, Luvell L. Glanton brings his track record of success and passion for helping injured folks seek justice when catastrophic injuries have disrupted their life to every case. You will be treated with respect from the moment you consult with him until the day you’ve settled your case.

Schedule your free, confidential consultation with Luvell and his team today. We not only work hard to hold negligent parties accountable, but we also offer real-world solutions for victims of catastrophic accident victims. Contact us by calling (615) 244-4511, or fill out a contact form online. We’re ready to put our experience and skill to work for you.