Knoxville Lawyers Standing Up for the Rights of Catastrophic Injury Victims
Let a legal team with more than 90 years of combined experience be your voice in Maryville, Sevierville, Clinton, Lenoir City and Loudon
Serious trauma to the brain, neck or back can result in disability and lifelong pain. If another driver, product manufacturer or other party is responsible for your condition, our attorneys at Banks and Jones can help you fight back. Aggressive and unyielding, we are dogged when pursuing damages on behalf of catastrophic injury victims. If you or your loved one is seriously injured in any type of accident in or around Knoxville, our highly qualified team of professional injury lawyers can provide you with passionate and experienced counsel.
What is a catastrophic injury?
A catastrophic injury is a life-altering one – the type of injury that flips your world upside down, usually on a permanent basis. They might require a lifetime of care, multiple surgeries or medical treatments, daily medication for the rest of your life, od the use of adaptive technologies: wheelchair ramps, prosthetic limbs, breathing tubes, etc. Our lawyers have the resources, skills and experience to help clients who have sustained:
- Head and brain injuries. Serious head and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause motor-skill impairment, long-term pain, insomnia, comas and death. Symptoms of a TBI include irritability, nausea, clear liquid draining from the ears, loss of consciousness, slurred speech and loss of coordination.
- Neck and back injuries. A severe injury to the neck or back can lead to partial or full paralysis and, in some cases, death. It can cause chronic pain, or leave you unable to work, spend time with family, or be self-sufficient.
- Burn injuries. Serious burn injuries often leave permanent scarring. The risk for infection is high, and some people are left unable to regulate their own body temperatures, which means additional risk of overheating or hypothermia. Many burn victims suffer prolonged emotional trauma, too.
- Loss of sight or hearing. Chemical spills, constant exposure to loud noises, injuries to the face and head – any of these could leave a person permanently deaf or blind.
- Loss of limb. Car crashes and work-related injuries can cause parts of the body to be crushed. Undiagnosed infections, and other types of medical negligence, can also necessitate amputations.
- Birth injuries. There are few things more tragic than permanent damage done to an innocent, newborn baby. A birth injury which leads to brain damage means a lifetime of medical care and stress, on the baby and on his or her caregivers.
Causes of catastrophic injuries
After receiving proper medical care, you may be wondering why your accident happened. Was it an accident? Was it preventable? If so, who is responsible? We recognize the seriousness of your situation, and our lawyers are prepared to help. During the course of our practice, we have assisted clients injured in such accidents as:
- Car accidents. Passenger car accidents occur every day. While fender benders rarely result in serious injuries, highway collisions of any kind can cause serious disabilities.
- Motorcycle accidents. Many drivers fail to treat motorcyclists with courtesy and respect and do not realize that even a minor accident can result in serious head or back injuries to riders.
- Truck accidents. Since tractor-trailers and large trucks weigh many tons more than other vehicles, accidents involving trucks often result in catastrophic injury or death.
- Defective products. If a product malfunctions, especially a vehicle, it can result in the serious injury or death of many victims.
- Medical malpractice. Mistakes made during medical treatments of procedures can have life-altering consequences. In the case of “never events,” or events that should (literally) never happen, you could be left with permanent injuries.
What makes catastrophic injury cases different from “regular” personal injury cases?
Let’s say you trip and fall, and break your leg. It’s a clean break, there are no complications, and in 6-8 weeks, you’re out of your cast and back to your normal life. Yeah, those 6-8 weeks really stunk, but you recovered from the injury and you’re fine now.
There’s no “fine now” with a catastrophic injury. These are the types of injuries that, over the course of a lifetime, will cost millions of dollars to treat and manage. They leave people unable to walk, to talk, or to breathe on their own. They lead to the death of a loved one. They keep people in hospitals for months, maybe years. And during that time, here’s what happens:
- The medical bills never end
- The daily expenses keep on coming
- Your kids need new shoes and clothes school supplies
- Your car still needs oil changes and gas and tires
- You whole house has to be renovated to adjust to the injured person – or you have to move
- You permanently become a one-income household
Forever. All of these things? They’re forever. One person doesn’t just go back to work in two months. The pills and the therapy may never stop. And the insurance company will fight you as hard as it can, for as long as it can, to keep the money you paid to it.
When an injury is catastrophic, you need a lawyer who fights back harder, and who doesn’t quit until there is justice for you and your family. You need a dedicated team of Knoxville trial attorneys who can go the distance with you. Banks and Jones has built its reputation on taking cases like these, on behalf of people who want what is fair and right. We know what it takes to be successful, and we want to help.
Zealous advocacy for seriously injured victims in Knoxville
If you suffer a head, neck, back or other type of catastrophic injury, the legal team at Banks and Jones will fight for you. We know what you’re facing, and we don’t back down. To speak with a skilled catastrophic injury attorney who always Fights 2 Win, call 865-546-2141 or fill out our contact form.