Catastrophic injuries are the type of injuries that completely change a person’s life by impacting and changing how they live their life or earn their living. These types of injuries typically involve head injuries, spinal injuries, amputations, or loss of sight or hearing.
How can a catastrophic injury affect me?
Unlike less severe types of injuries, catastrophic injuries frequently have long-term effects which change the entire course of a person’s life and have an impact on all those around the injured person. Long-term medical care or life assistance can put tremendous pressure on an injured person’s family and friends. Catastrophic injuries cause long-term financial burdens.
Motor vehicle accidents, work related injuries, intentional torts, violence, medical negligence, criminal conduct, falls and even a sports injury can be the cause of a catastrophic life changing injury. If any of these types of serious injuries are caused by the negligence or through the fault of another, then the injured person may be entitled to substantial compensation.
What types of damages can I recover?
The types of damages that an injured person may recover in legal action involving catastrophic are (1) actual medical expense (2) future medical expense (3) pain and suffering (4) future pain and suffering (5) loss of quality of life (6) disfigurement (7) mental suffering (8) loss of consortium (9) loss of employment or employability (10) physical impairment. These are just some of the types of damages for which the law allows recovery in these types of cases.
It is very dangerous to attempt to negotiate a claim involving catastrophic injuries without the help of an experienced attorney. At Weaver Bennett & Bland, P.A., our attorneys have experience helping clients who have sustained these types of severe injuries. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.