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3 Kinds of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is an injury that is severe enough to alter a person’s life for a significant period of time or permanently. An injury that is considered catastrophic can involve several surgeries and years of treatment that can lead to pain and emotional anguish. Below are three kinds of catastrophic injuries that you should seek legal advice for if you encounter them.


Some of the most painful injuries come from severe burns. A burn injury can lead to scarring, disfigurement, and many other medical complications such as potentially-deadly infections. Even with modern advances in treatments and procedures for burns, it can still take several years to fully recover and most victims have scars for a lifetime. 

Brain & Spinal Cord 

Having a healthy brain is essential to your quality of life because brain function is involved in each part of your body. And the spinal cord connects to the brain and is responsible for controlling movement. For this reason, injuries to the brain or spinal cord are always considered catastrophic. Some examples of common brain injuries include concussions, edema and amnesia, but a victim can also become partially or completely paralyzed from a  spinal cord injury.


Even scarring can be considered a catastrophic injury.  Common causes of permanent scarring include burns, car accidents and dog bites. Even if the injury heals completely, the scar could remain as a permanent reminder. Because of this, scars from a catastrophic injury can cause significant emotional distress. If you have a permanent scar from a catastrophic injury, you should talk to a lawyer about seeking compensation.

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The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website,, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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