Whether through a car accident, a sporting accident, or medical malpractice, in rare cases, one can undergo a catastrophic injury. Such a phenomenon is taxing on every aspect of one’s life and on the community. Below is an explanation of what a catastrophic injury is and how to move forward.
Definition of a Catastrophic Injury
According to U.S. law, a catastrophic injury has “direct and proximate consequences” and will “permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” It is an injury that significantly impairs a person physically or mentally, generally long-term.
Types of a Catastrophic Injury
Three main types of injuries fall in the “catastrophic” category: physical, spinal cord, and cognitive. A physical injury could include the latter two, but also counts cases like limb amputation, organ damage, broken bones, or severe burns. A spinal cord injury is a special condition involving paralyzation, which can be more or less severe. Likewise, cognitive damage (brain trauma) can change one’s life, perhaps through a behavioral, intellectual, or physical change.
How to Proceed After an Accident
If the damage happened because of someone else’s mistake or recklessness, the best way to get help is to seek a professional catastrophic injury attorney. An experienced lawyer can help you gather the evidence for your case and deftly handle a lawsuit to get you the most compensation possible for your loss. The Snyder Law Group in Baltimore, Maryland, specializes in such cases and invites you a free consultation to discuss your legal situation.
How a Lawsuit Can Help
A catastrophic injury lawsuit can give you the financial aid you need to cover all that goes into treatment and care. Aside from medical expenses like medicine and surgery, you may also need rehabilitation therapy, and assistive equipment like walkers, ramps, and grab bars. For family members, one may need to dedicate their life to caring for their loved one or hire a caretaker, which are both highly expensive options. Filing a lawsuit under the direction of a reputable attorney is the first step in gaining the funds to overcome this obstacle.
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.