Catastrophic injuries are harms sustained to the brain, spinal cord, limbs, spine, and skull that can cause a life-term physical and emotional change. These injuries can induce a long-term, and at times can be permanent to the plaintiff, such as a disability or experiencing disfigurement owning to the fact of the accident. Catastrophic injuries should never be experienced by anyone, but unfortunately, it is something that happens on a day-to-day basis.
The way in which an injury is categorized as ‘catastrophic’ is by the origin of the injury, and the length that that injury is believed to carry out. If the person who is injured is not able to conduct their daily functions, and will need assistance such as a home, or personal caregiver, then the trauma is most likely viewed as a catastrophic injury.
These types of injuries can steer to many impairments for the victims of anyone who has undergone a catastrophic event. Injuries such as:
- First, second, third degree burns,
- Loss of eyesight
- Loss of hear sight
- Loss of any limbs
These are injuries that may a derive from a catastrophic injury and often times, are with you for life. It has been my privilege in helping these victims for over 20 years to try and restore their sense of hope for life. This trauma can tear families apart, when they should be united, it can ruin relationships, and even put a strain on your professional life.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Most of the time, the number one element to any accident is negligence. People neglect to safely perform, or maintain appropriate measures for safety. Due to someone else’s carelessness, a victim may suffer the consequences of that careless act that can haunt them for the of their lives. Distractions are another element in the occurrence of accidents.
We find ourselves texting while driving, crossing the street with headphones on, throwing hazards on the road, performing acts of road rage, driving with a seat belt on, speeding, not stopping at a stop sign, not securely strapping furniture on your truck, drunk driving, and the list just goes on and on about the types of distractions that people perform everyday while driving, when their main focus should be making it home safely and not endangering anyone.
You can endure a catastrophic injury through any type of accident. Some accidents where catastrophic injury is received are through:
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall
- Swimming pool accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Acts of violence
Choose the Adequate Litigator for Your Injuries
Through this traumatic experience, you not only need someone who will be dedicated in winning you case, but you need someone who will show compassion towards your injuries. You may have lost a limb compelling you to a wheel chair; drastically changing your life in a way that you feel like you have a completely different life because you are unable to do the things before, and we understand this. Our main goal at our personal injury attorneys office is to make you feel comfortable and work on giving you a part of your life back.