You may have heard the term catastrophic injury before, but do you know what it means? A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury so severe that it results in permanent disability, long-term medical care, and/or a shortened life expectancy. When someone has been catastrophically injured, their life, and lives of their family members are changed forever.
Catastrophic injuries are devastating no matter what the cause, and they carry with them a lifetime of emotional, psychological and financial hardship. When your catastrophic injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have pay for their mistake. Unfortunately, there is no way to make up for the emotional and physical pain you have suffered, but I can help you get the compensation you need and deserve after your catastrophic injury.
The following injuries could be considered catastrophic injuries:
- Head injuries, also known as traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Neck and/or spinal cord injuries, causing paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Burns, causing permanent disfigurement and disability
- Extensive organ damage (heart, kidneys or lungs, etc.)
- The loss of a limb (injuries requiring amputation, or instances of incorrect amputation)
- Other permanent disability or disfigurement
Catastrophic injuries do not occur as a result of one accident type; they can happen in a number of situations and for many different reasons, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Sports accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip and falls
- Long distance falls
- Violent crimes
- Fires and explosions
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective products
Catastrophic injuries, in their very nature, cause catastrophic damages. For example, first year medical costs for a spinal cord injury can be between $250,000 and $750,000. Over a lifetime, that type of injury can cost millions of dollars. The cost of treatment for a traumatic brain injury is also astronomical, due to the fact that the victim may require 24-hour care.
If you or someone you love sustained a catastrophic injury as the result of negligence, you can’t afford to go at it alone. You have to call me right away at 1 (800) 556-4769. I will use my experience and resources to get you the compensation you need to go on to live as normal of a life as possible after a life-altering injury.
Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769