Some injuries are only minor. They heal within a few months or even days. Others can leave a lasting impact on your physical and psychological health. If you or a loved one experienced an injury that falls into the latter category, it could qualify as a catastrophic injury. Below, we will delve into what exactly defines a catastrophic injury, a few commonly occurring examples, and how we can help.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
At its most basic level, an injury is defined as ‘catastrophic’ if it poses a long-lasting or even life-long threat to one’s ability to work, or their overall wellbeing. Take the example of a sporting accident. If you fall off your bicycle, you may only end up with a scraped knee. But there is also a chance you will withstand an injury to your spine, spinal cord, or even your brain. It goes without saying that an injury of this category can have severe and perhaps even permanent consequences. In some instances, a lawsuit can help offset the costs of such an accident—financial or otherwise.
Driving a car is among the most dangerous activities that we participate in regularly. Unfortunately, car accidents often have catastrophic consequences. Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries have resulted from such accidents. Because a car accident is almost always the result of the negligence of one or more parties, hiring a lawyer could help.
Some professions can be dangerous. Still, we should be able to rely on our employers to keep us as safe as possible. Just as with car accidents, brain and spinal cord injuries have occurred as workplace accidents. But so have other forms of catastrophic injury, such as severe burns or miscellaneous accidents resulting in amputation.
Even medical professionals have caused catastrophic injuries to their patients. Did you know that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States? Some examples of catastrophic injuries due to medical malpractice include spinal / brain injuries due to surgical error, and wrongful amputation.
No one should have to live with their life permanently altered by an injury. If this injury is someone else’s fault, consider hiring us to be your lawyers. A lawsuit can help to offset the financial costs of being unable to work, or of the medical attention necessary to live with a catastrophic injury.
Contact The Snyder Law Group Today
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, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.