What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?
Simply put, catastrophic injuries are those that leave the victim with serious, long-term effects. In many cases, victims are unable to return to their normal lives. They may face unemployment or require constant supervision and assistance. To make matters worse, these injuries almost always occur without warning. One morning, you or your loved one are driving to work, and the next, they are paralyzed for life. Catastrophic injuries include any injury that seriously impacts a person’s overall quality of life, but the most common ones are as follows:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injuries of the head, neck, back, and shoulders
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Severe burns
- Damage to the internal organs
- Vision/hearing loss
- Multiple bone fractures
If you or someone you care for has experienced any of these injuries, you know how scary and truly catastrophic they can be. Typically, these injuries are incurred in totally unexpected accidents, but accidents don’t happen on their own. Events that result in catastrophic injuries can be caused by negligence or intentional acts. If someone intentionally harmed you, the case is likely to be criminal, but if someone else’s irresponsible behavior inadvertently caused your accident, you should still not have to face the consequences alone. With the right lawyer, you won’t have to.
What You May Be Entitled To
Catastrophic injuries typically come with monumental medical bills. In addition, the injured person is frequently unable to work and carries the trauma, pain, and suffering of their accident. An attorney can make sure you are fairly compensated for both economic and non-economic damages, such as loss of income and emotional distress. While no one can put a price on your life or its quality, our team at Whiteman, Hamilton, & Conklin, L.L.C. can ensure that the impact of your injury will be mitigated as much as possible. For the sake of yourself, your loved ones, and your shared future contact us today! You can call us at 404-800-4661 or reach out online.