When you are thinking of filing a personal injury lawsuit, you will have several options. One of these will be to file a claim for a catastrophic injury. Unlike a personal injury, catastrophic injuries are defined by a specific set of criteria. Here are some of the basics of what you should know about catastrophic injuries.
A catastrophic injury is one that significantly impacts the rest of your life. Catastrophic injuries almost always involve extensive or long-term medical care and may even lead to a disability. The most common examples of catastrophic injuries include those to the brain and spinal cord. Both brain and spinal cord injuries can be life-threatening and difficult to recover from since the brain and spinal cord are central to most of the body’s functions.
Usually, catastrophic injuries are caused by a severe accident. Car and truck crashes are the most common cause of catastrophic injuries. But they can also be caused by falls from a great height, sports or workplace injuries, and medical malpractice. The particular cause of a catastrophic injury isn’t as critical to the case unless your lawyer is trying to determine who is liable for the accident. Either way, it is always best to document as much as you can about the details of what happened.
The most important consideration are the damages you will be awarded for a catastrophic injury. You should be compensated for medical bills first, and even for loss of income if you are unable to work for an extended period of time. In many instances, you can even receive damages to account for emotional trauma from your injury. Catastrophic injury cases can tend to be extreme, which is why having the right lawyer on your side makes the lawsuit process much easier.
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