A catastrophic injury is a serious injury that may result in permanent disability, require extensive medical treatment, or greatly shorten a person’s life. Examples include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal fractures
- Second and third degree burns
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Loss of vision or hearing
Even post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) resulting from an animal attack or an assault may result in years of therapy.
Personal injuries causing a lifetime of catastrophic costs
Caring for a brain damaged child or for anyone with a spinal injury that causes paralysis can drain a family financially and emotionally. In addition to past and future medical bills, a catastrophic injury to the family bread winner results in loss of future earning capacity and opportunities. If your family has been affected by a catastrophic personal injury, it is critical that you thoroughly investigate and consider all of the consequences before you settle your claim. Only with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer and a firm that has the resources to hire top medical and economic experts can you be sure you are receiving the compensation you will need to take care of yourself and your family.