When a person is injured in an accident, the type of injuries that they receive is often separated into different categories of severity. The most serious type of injury is often referred to as a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries are life-altering injuries that the person cannot recover from, even under extensive medical care or therapy.
Catastrophic injuries change the lives of the injury victim as well as their immediate family. The victim who must now rely on others for care, comfort and support often endures emotional, physical, and financial suffering.
Common Catastrophic Injuries
Most catastrophic injuries include those that involve:
- Injuries to the neck or spine that causes paralysis, loss of functioning limbs, or extensive pain.
- Injuries to the head or brain (Traumatic Brain Injury)
- Severe burns which disfigure the victim and leave them physically and emotionally scared.
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of sight, hearing or speech.
- Extensive nerve damage from an accident causing loss of control of limbs or internal organs
These injuries are only general categories and can include other injuries that are life-altering.
Your Rights As A Victim Of A Catastrophic Injury
Catastrophic injuries are devastating. Everything about the life of the victim must change. Everything about the lives of their loved ones must also change. Lifestyles must adjust to the medical needs of the injured party and all of the costs involved with their care. The increased medical expenses, the loss of financial support provided by the injured party, and the emotional strain on all parties involved can wear down any individual or family.
The Law Firm of Salim-Beasley LLC, understands the devastating effects that a catastrophic injury can have on the victim and their family. While they cannot relieve the physical and emotional pain endured by the victim and their family, they can help alleviate some of the legal and financial burden by helping the injury victim seek compensation for their injuries and losses.
Your personal injury attorney can represent your claim to the insurance company and make sure that you receive the care you need and compensation that you deserve for your injuries.