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Charleston Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

In an instant, a person’s life can be forever changed as the result of another’s negligence or reckless actions. At Mickelsen Dalton, we understand. This is not just a case. It’s your life.

Our role is to pursue and obtain full and fair compensation to the victims of catastrophic injury and their families, and to hold accountable all of those responsible.

Put simply, we demand full justice and maximum compensation. We have litigated in over 10 states and have taken the largest corporations, insurance companies, governmental entities, and businesses in the country. We prepare every case for trial before a jury, as experience has shown this is the best way to maximize recovery. We win because we won’t back down.

If you or a family member has been severely injured due to the fault of someone else, we invite you to contact our Charleston catastrophic injury lawyers.

Why Hire Mickelsen Dalton After Sustaining an Injury

We understand that you are going through one of the most trying moments of your life, which is why we are here to work with you and on your terms. We maintain a steady line of communication with our clients and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to build long-term connections.

We never take shortcuts, and we will never give up on your case. Our attorneys listen to, counsel, and represent people who have suffered unfathomable catastrophes, anguish, and loss.

We are prepared to work with our clients every step of the way and navigate them through the complexities and challenges of the legal system. Catastrophic injury cases can be extremely sensitive, and we are prepared to work with our clients every step of the way and navigate them through the complexities and challenges of the legal system.

Why You Need a Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Due to the larger financial stakes and thorough medical scrutiny, catastrophic injury claims are extremely complicated. The majority of accident victims become overwhelmed by the proceedings and accept settlements that are substantially less than they deserve. For this reason, hiring an experienced catastrophic injury attorney can be highly necessary.

If they do not receive a reasonable settlement for their injuries, catastrophic accident sufferers may lose their houses, credit, and level of living due to the financial burden.

Catastrophic injury lawyers are experienced litigators. These attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to fight for your rights and navigate the complexities of catastrophic injury claims.

No One Asks to Be Injured

Catastrophic injuries typically occur suddenly and without warning, causing significant damage to a victim’s life and preventing them from returning to work, engaging in routine activities, and maintaining personal relationships. These types of injury cases are the most severe, as the recovery process is often never-ending, placing significant emotional and financial stress on both an individual and their family.

If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, it is critical to consult with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer who can seek to address the issues you (or your loved one) will be facing, including mounting expenses for rehabilitation, therapy, loss of work, ongoing medical care, and permanent disability.

We are bold, relentless trial lawyers who will fight to the end to hold all responsible parties accountable in seeking maximum compensation for losses. In addition to being admitted to practice law in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Massachusetts, and Washington, we often represent clients nationwide under local state rules that allow for such representation for a specific case. We are a South Carolina and Georgia Law Firm with a National Reach.

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How Much Does an Experienced Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Cost?

At Mickelsen Dalton, we understand how traumatic catastrophic injuries can be from an emotional, physical, and financial perspective. We represent injured victims on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we are only entitled to a fee if we are successful in securing compensation on a client’s behalf.

Further, we advance all litigation expenses while litigation is ongoing. These costs are generally repaid from a settlement or jury award. As a result, you will not have to come out of pocket for legal fees or related costs while your case is ongoing.

With contingency fees, those who are injured are able to secure the services of trial lawyers at absolutely no financial risk. Thus, the fear of legal expenses should not prohibit you from obtaining the experienced legal representation you deserve. If you have any questions regarding our contingency fees, we will look forward to answering your questions.

Client may be liable for case-related expenses in addition to the attorney’s fee. The attorney’s fee will be calculated on the gross amount.

What Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases Does Mickelsen Dalton Handle?

We handle a full range of severe injury cases, including (but not limited to) those involving:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Birth Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Paraplegia or Quadriplegia
  • Loss of Limbs (or loss of limb function)
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Loss of Vision
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Severe Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Amputations
  • Medical Malpractice or Negligence
  • Gunshot Wounds
  • Sexual Assault
  • Rape
  • Other Significant Injuries

This is not an exhaustive list of all cases Mickelsen Dalton will accept. We are open to discussing any personal injury claim in South Carolina and we are prepared to handle high-profile, complex cases. The above categories are just a few of the many lawsuits we have experience filing for our clients and have won.

Common Causes Resulting in Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries can result from a number of events, ranging from a severe motor vehicle, commercial truck, or 18-wheeler crashes and motorcycle collisions to mass shootings at bars (and other public locations) and medical malpractice. While the causes of debilitating, catastrophic injuries can vary, the outcomes are often similar – the lives of injury victims are changed permanently, and they are left with mounting medical bills that can reach well into the millions of dollars. Often times, severe car accidents are due to drunk driving and distracted driving.

If you suffered a life-changing injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct, you should not have to shoulder the financial burden alone. As catastrophic injury lawyers, we are dedicated to seeking justice, and to holding all responsible parties accountable, such as employers, trucking companies, businesses, corporations, schools, universities, insurance companies, the government, individuals, and other third parties, and to seeking the maximum compensation that is due.

What Types of Compensation Can Be Awarded for a Catastrophic Injury?

Those who suffer catastrophic injuries caused by others are entitled to compensation for all damages suffered, which may include:

  • Lost Wages
  • Future Loss of Income and/or Earning Capacity
  • Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Mental and Emotional Anguish
  • Scarring or Disfigurement
  • Permanent Disability or Impairment
  • Past and Future Medical Expenses (e.g., rehabilitation, doctors’ visits, prescription drugs, durable medical equipment, etc.)
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life

It is critical to contact experienced trial counsel as soon as possible after sustaining a catastrophic injury, as injury victims only have a limited period to file a lawsuit seeking damages. If this deadline (known as the statute of limitations) is missed, a victim can be barred from recovering damages in court.

The statute of limitations varies depending upon the state in which the injury occurred, as well as a number of other factors that may be applicable (such as if a governmental entity was involved, or if the injury resulted from medical malpractice). Therefore, we invite you to contact our office so we can determine how long you have to file a claim and to ensure that the opportunity to pursue compensation is not missed.

Can Compensation Be Pursued on My Loved One’s Behalf if They Died as a Result of a Catastrophic Injury?

Yes. The executor (or personal representative) of a decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue compensation for the loss of a loved one, including:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Hospital Costs
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering Before Death (in some states)
  • Loss of Companionship, Financial Support, and Wages
  • Mental Distress
  • Emotional Pain

While we understand that money will never replace a loved one, a settlement can ease the burden associated with the loss. For caring, compassionate, and dedicated legal representation, we urge you to call our office to learn more about your legal options for seeking wrongful death compensation.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

In many cases, such as cases involving minor car accident injuries, an insurance company may be willing to settle a case on behalf of their insured fairly quickly if a low settlement can be achieved. Because the cases we accept usually have significant injuries and damages (and, correspondingly, hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars are at stake), the litigation will be hard-fought by both our firm and the defendants. The higher the damages, the more likely a case will go to trial.

Consequently, our approach to litigation is different than many other firms. We assume that a case will go to trial. From the outset, we are relentless in doing the painstaking work necessary to prove fault and full damages, which often requires intense investigation and retaining a variety of experts.

Our trial-focused approach allows us to be the most knowledgeable and prepared in the room for settlement discussions or mandatory mediation. Our approach builds pressure on the defendant to pay a full or fair settlement or run the risk of losing at trial.

Call Us to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with Our Experienced Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

At Mickelsen Dalton LLC, we have successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients to compensate them for their injuries, and to help cover vital medical care and living expenses. We are experienced and dedicated trial lawyers who do not back down from a fight and will not stop until maximum compensation is achieved.

Call us today to schedule a no-obligation, complimentary case evaluation. As many victims of catastrophic injury have difficulties with mobility, we offer both in-person and virtual appointments and are happy to meet with loved ones or authorized representatives of injured victims.

To learn more about your legal alternatives for dealing with your injuries, contact us online or call us immediately at (843) 804-0428 (South Carolina) or (678) 641-9054 (Georgia). We accept catastrophic injury cases in all of the jurisdictions where we are licensed in the United States.