Nearly all accidents cause some sort of injury or damage, and all injuries are serious events. However, sometimes the effects of an injury are incredibly severe and life-altering. These are deemed “catastrophic injuries” and are the worst type that anyone has to endure.
What is considered “catastrophic”
The technical definition of a catastrophic injury is “effects of an injury that permanently thwart the victim from obtaining and performing gainful labor.” These types of incidents or illnesses usually happen suddenly and without warning. They put in incredible amount of stress on the injured person(s) and their friends and family due to their life-changing nature and astronomical medical expenses often associated.
They often cause a noticeable change to the central nervous system, which disturbs several other bodily systems. Common catastrophic injuries include but are not limited to head trauma, bone fracture, accidental amputation, partial or complete blindness, shoulder, back and neck injury, brain injury, and neurological disorders. These types of events may result in paralysis, paraplegia or even quadriplegia.
Let Katherine handle your case
If you or someone you care about has experienced a traumatic injury or illness, contact us today. We understand that injuries, and the time following them, are the most stressful and trying parts of life. Katherine has several years of experience giving counsel and advice. She will work with you to make sure that you are well-aware of all your options and that you feel comfortable with all decisions before they are finalized.
We will work for you to make sure that you receive adequate and life-long compensation for catastrophic injuries. If you have any questions about your case, please reach out to us and schedule a free consultation.