What are Catastrophic Injuries?
For most people, they don’t understand the meaning of a catastrophic injury. This is because that term is not always used in our daily lives. But it is an important and common distinction in personal injury law that deals with those who are injured severely. For those individuals, receiving their compensation can be imperative. Therefore, it is imperative to seek the guidance and representation of an experienced Baltimore personal injury attorney.
The Meaning of Catastrophic Injury
When someone sustains a significant injury, they often experience trauma, pain, loss of income, and distress. However, they can recover from those injuries from enough time and proper treatment. However, catastrophic injuries are those that often cause long-term or permanent disability or injury.
Because this injury has a life-long implication and often leads to permanent damage, a person’s life will not remain the same after suffering from this injury. In most cases, the individual involved in a catastrophic injury may end up in chronic pain, disabled, or unable to work. Many injuries resulting in a catastrophe involve life-long treatment and can be expensive.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
There is a wide range of catastrophic injuries. They can include, but are not limited to spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, severe burns, head trauma, dismemberment, bone fractures, deafness, blindness, paralysis, and others. Any injury which has life-altering implications can also be considered catastrophic. Death is also considered as a catastrophic injury.
Since there is a wide range of catastrophic injuries, there is an assortment of different causes of those injuries. Car accidents and other vehicle collision are some of the most common causes of such injuries. Some of the less common causes of catastrophic injuries include fall and slip accidents, animal attacks, sporting accidents, and violence. Workplace accidents are one of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries especially in the industrial and construction environments.
Handling Catastrophic Injury Claims
With these injuries, it is imperative to have the correct personal injury attorney to handle your case. People who suffer from such injuries have life-long damage or disability. This means they are paying for medical care or treatment including surgery, therapy, or medication. Compensation is necessary to sustain their medical bills
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy understands that you will deal with the effects of the catastrophic injury for the remaining part of your life. Because of this, we make your best interests our top priority, working to hold the negligent party accountable and seek justice on your behalf. Trust that you’re in the hands of experienced legal advocates with one thing on their mind: righting the wrongs you have suffered at the hands of someone else.
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