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What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury has serious and devastating effects on a person and their loved ones. This type of injury can result in a victim suffering from permanent physical and mental disability for the rest of their life.

Catastrophic injuries can include brain injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, loss of limb, organ damage, severe burns. Such an injury frequently results in post-traumatic stress disorder and can even prove to be fatal. The treatment for such disastrous injuries can cost fortunes and there’s no reason you should pay out of pocket when someone else’s negligence is the cause. A reputable personal injury lawyer can help you hold the liable party accountable by pursuing the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.

Effects of Catastrophic Injuries

In many cases, a catastrophic injury causes the victim to lose certain physical or mental abilities. This may include the ability to walk, move one or more parts of the body, or see.

A catastrophic injury in which the brain becomes damaged can severely affect the victim’s ability to communicate or perform basic tasks, as well as affecting his or her mental performance and personality.

The victim of a catastrophic injury may be unable to work and earn substantial income. Also, he or she may no longer be able to enjoy life or do certain things, and his or her loved one may be exposed to some stress or financial burden.

Catastrophic brain injuries can make it difficult for a victim to remember loved ones, adding additional emotional stress to family members.

Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is often not the victim’s fault. It can sometimes be due to unsafe working conditions, medical misconduct, or the actions of another person, regardless of whether they intentionally or negligently caused the injury.

For example, a worker who works in construction might fall off an unstable ladder and break their neck. Another person could be in the hospital for minor back surgery, but the surgeon could accidentally make a wrong incision and sever crucial spinal nerves.

In these cases, the victim and possibly their family members are often entitled to financial compensation that covers all medical expenses, other financial losses, and hardships caused by the incident.

Talk to a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Experienced and knowledgeable catastrophic injury attorneys have reclaimed millions of dollars for people with cases just like yours. When you’re ready to take back control of your life, contact a reputable catastrophic injury lawyer from Kooi Law today by calling 317-569-1335 to schedule your free consultation. You can also reach us online by filling out the contact form on this page.

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