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What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

September 23, 2019

Catastrophic injuries are those that affect victims for the rest of their lives.  In essence, they normally involve permanent disability or life-altering consequences. 

Examples of catastrophic injuries are as follows:

  • Spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia and quadriplegia;
  • Severe burns;
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Blindness
  • Deafness

The most common causes of catastrophic injuries are construction site falls, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and intentionally-inflicted violent acts.  If you or a family member sustained such injuries, receiving medical attention is essential.  

Unlike minor injuries, catastrophic injuries negatively affect a victim’s entire family.  The victim may not be able to make an income sufficient to support a household since catastrophic injuries often leave victims unable to work on a permanent basis. Catastrophic injuries also make it a challenge for victims to assist in household chores, engage affectionately toward a spouse or child, or perform other tasks that those who are not injured take for granted.

The damages in a catastrophic injury matter are often quite substantial.  As with any type of personal injury lawsuit, the damages often include past, present and future lost wages and medical expenses as well as other damages such as loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disability, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.  Such cases normally carry an enormous amount of value, but are subject to the amount of insurance involved, the strength of liability, and other factors.

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If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries at the hands of someone else's negligent conduct, call our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys  at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 37 years.

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Category: Personal Injury

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.