A catastrophic injury is a lasting or permanent injury that occurs suddenly without warning, and has a tremendous effect on the life of the injured.
Catastrophic injuries can range from brain damage and spinal cord injuries to amputation, paralysis, and quadriplegia. These injuries may occur because of clinical negligence, defective equipment, work accidents, and road traffic accidents. If a catastrophic injury is caused by another person’s negligence, carelessness, or intentional act, the victim can file a personal injury claim.
Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Statistics show, at least, 50% of all burn injuries are caused by negligent acts, committed by someone other than the victim.
- Neck/Back/Spinal Cord Injuries/Brain Damage
Injuries to the neck, back, spinal cord, and brain can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, activities related to sports, and deliberate acts of violence.
- Bone Fractures
Bone fractures are commonly categorized into two types:
Open Fractures: The bone snaps into two or more parts and breaks through the skin.
Closed Fractures: The bone snaps into two or more parts, but there is no open wound.
Based on the way the bone is affected, bone fractures can be classified as:
Displaced Fracture: The bone breaks into two or more parts. The parts end up unaligned.
Non-Displaced Fractures: The bone cracks or breaks, but the ends remain aligned.
Other types of catastrophic injuries are paralysis, organ damage, loss of limb, and nerve damage.
Hire our Experienced Catastrophic Injury Lawyers so You Can Focus on Your Recovery!
If you have experienced catastrophic injury because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, explore your options with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Catastrophic injuries result in loss of earning capacity and has massive financial implications. A victim would likely need a lifetime of care, medical intervention, and rehabilitation.
The Cook Law Office can provide you with personal injury lawyers, who have your best interest at heart. You can focus on your recovery, while we meticulously worked on assessing your claim. The process of quantifying damages requires the input of experts, such as health care providers and medical specialists. Our lawyers will exhaust all available resources to get you a fair settlement. It may be out of our power to restore your health, but we are well-equipped to negotiate settlements or fight for financial compensation to make it possible for you to live the best life possible, despite the injuries.
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