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Understanding Catastrophic Injuries

Understanding Catastrophic Injuries (PDF)

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What is meant by a catastrophic injury?

Catastrophic injuries can have devastating consequences, causing immense suffering, and leaving victims with long-term disabilities that impact their ability to work and generate income. Recovering damages to compensate for the injury can be complex, as it requires predicting the victim’s entire lifespan, including their pain levels and the level of care they will require. Without financial support, the costs associated with such an injury can become overwhelming, including medical bills, therapeutic aid, lost wages, and special equipment.

When an injury alters an individual’s life and health permanently, it is considered a catastrophic injury. Such injuries may prevent the victim from returning to work, require regular medical care or therapy, and necessitate modifications to their living arrangements. Catastrophic injuries can result from various causes, such as car accidents, workplace incidents, or sports-related injuries. The most common types of catastrophic injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, severe burns, amputations, scarring and disfigurement, loss of hearing or vision, organ damage, and multiple bone fractures.

The cause and location of the injury can have a significant impact on the amount of compensation that the victim may receive. For example, if the injury was caused by an auto accident, the victim may seek damages from the other driver or any other party at fault. Other causes of catastrophic injuries may include falls, medical mistakes or defective medical devices, and construction site accidents.

Suffering a catastrophic injury can have far-reaching effects on an individual’s health and financial well-being, as well as that of their family. Hiring an experienced legal advocate can help victims pursue compensation that gives them the care and protection they deserve after an accident. This compensation can help ease the financial burdens associated with catastrophic injuries, such as medical bills and lost wages, and ensure that victims receive the support they need to move forward.

Here are some of the typical causes of catastrophic injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Severe burns
  • Amputations
  • Scarring and disfiguration
  • Neck injuries
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Organ damage
  • Multiple bone fractures

Catastrophic injuries can occur in various places or situations, with some of the typical causes include:

  • Falls
  • Medical mistakes or defective medical devices
  • Car accidents
  • Workplace incidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Sports-related injuries

Talk to an ATLINJ Georgia Car Accident Lawyer

If you need some help with a Car Accident, call us. We have years of experience assisting injured victims like you, and we can walk you through what to expect throughout the legal process.

It’s essential to understand what you’re facing so you can financially protect yourself now and in the future. The good thing is you don’t have to go through this alone. Our attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve following a devastating car accident injury.

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