How Do I Know If I’ve Sustained a Catastrophic Injury?

| Apr 10, 2018 | Firm News |

Do you believe that you were recently hurt in an accident and that it was caused by another’s negligent behavior? If so, you may be able to file an injury claim with the help of a lawyer.

Anyone who is hurt in an accident has the right to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine whether or not their case meets the grounds to file a legal claim. However, anyone who has suffered a catastrophic injury may be much more likely to recover compensation if it can be shown that another party was reckless or negligent and that this led to severe injuries. Catastrophic injuries will have a lasting impact on your life and that is why these are taken more seriously by juries and judges in personal injury cases.

Many people are curious about what makes an injury catastrophic. A catastrophic injury can occur as a result of a number of different accidents including truck and vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidences, and more. A catastrophic injury is usually associated with injuries that will permanently prevent the victim from receiving or performing any gainful work. This means that the victim may no longer be able to hold down a job that supports themselves or their family members and the implication of such an injury will often reach far beyond the workplace as well. Someone who has suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage may find it difficult to get through a single day without severe pain.

Invasive medical procedures and physical therapy are commonly assessed with catastrophic injuries but many people who have sustained an injury like this may never be able to fully recover and will find themselves facing an uphill battle from one day to another. To compensate a victim who has sustained a catastrophic injury at the hands of someone else, laws allow those who have been affected to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation. This compensation can help with pain and suffering, medical bills and other expenses directly related to the severe accident. A lawyer will fight for you when the time comes in settlement negotiations or court.

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