Catastrophic injuries leave victims with permanent disabilities, chronic pain, a diminished quality of life, and a reduced ability to earn income. They often require lifelong medical care, treatment and therapy. Family members also suffer emotional and financial strain.
Many injuries qualify as catastrophic, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries resulting in loss of body functions and memory
- Nerve damage affecting physical sensitivity or action, or causing chronic pain
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in partial or total paralysis
- Internal organ damage requiring extensive care like dialysis or pace makers
- Amputation, or loss of limbs or fingers
- Bone fractures resulting in permanent loss of mobility
- Severe burns resulting in scarring, disfigurement, or loss of mobility
- Loss of hearing or vision
Compensatory damages available for catastrophic injuries include money for past and future: lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, care expenses, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages are sometimes also available.
We represent people who have suffered catastrophic or life-altering personal injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a catastrophic accident, contact our office to learn more about your rights and options.