Catastrophic Injuries - Defining Catastrophic Injury
Catastrophic injuries are the most serious of all and result in long-term or permanent impairment, disability, and / or disfigurement and we understand this. The most common catastrophic injures include broken bones, severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries such as paraplegia and quadriplegia.
Catastrophic injuries most often result in lost income from being temporarily or permanently disabled and unable to work. Severe burns can require surgery and skin grafting and can cause permanent scars that affect the victim's self-esteem. Brain and spinal cord injuries are by far the worst cases, however, because they can have such a catastrophic effect on a person's life.
Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Injury
Brain injury because of bruises, puncture wounds, or lacerations of the brain can cause serious impairment and disability to you or someone you love. Severe concussions - also known as traumatic brain injuries - can cause bruising and swelling of the brain that restricts blood flow to the area, resulting in the death of brain cells. Common symptoms of such catastrophic injury include dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness, memory loss, reduced mental capacity, or a coma.
Spinal cord injuries occur when the spinal cord is bruised, ruptured, or completely severed. Such injuries can result in temporary or permanent paralysis below the area of injury, for example, paraplegia, quadriplegia, severely restricting your or your loved one's ability to move, function and live a normal life.
Get Fully Compensated for Your Catastrophic Injury
In cases that involve such serious injury, the damages can be ongoing. Many catastrophic injuries require regular treatment or continuing medical assistance for weeks, months, years, or permanently. We can help you and your family to make those responsible accept full responsibility, including for all future and ongoing damages. Contact one of our lawyers right away to take part in a case evaluation and find out what we can do to help you and your family.