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Recovering from a catastrophic injury is not only emotionally devastating but financially burdensome. A severe personal injury is one in which the victim suffers a serious, long-term injury such as the loss of a limb, and they can have some serious ramifications. If you or a loved one are a victim of a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve the monetary recovery you need to rehabilitate.
Some compensation you may be entitled to includes:
- Hospital and other medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future out-of-pocket expenses
- Emotional distress
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of quality/enjoyment of life
What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?
Most people consider an injury catastrophic when it is both severe and massively destabilizing to a person’s normal way of life; one example, for instance, could be a pedestrian hit in a crosswalk and subsequently put in a full-body cast. A hallmark of this injury is that the victim is normally forced off the job for a long period of time, if not permanently. This does not mean that this type of injury has to take place while the victim is at work. For example, if a man is vacationing with his family and the car malfunctions and explodes, burning the man severely so that he is unable to return to work for an extended period, or ever, this man may have experienced a catastrophic injury. Other types of catastrophic injuries can be spinal cord fractures from a slip and fall, traumatic brain injury, limb amputation, disfigurement, eye injury, foot injury, or paralysis.
A vital factor in determining whether a catastrophic injury claim is viable is assessing causation of the injury. These injuries can come from many different avenues, such as the carelessness of a mass transit driver, or the failure of an important, poorly-designed safety feature. Our experienced injury attorneys can assist you in finding all persons responsible, whether it’s through an act of negligence or the usage of a dangerous product.
If both these factors — long-term damage preventing you from returning to work and responsibility of an outside person or party — are evident, you may be entitled to compensation for a catastrophic injury.