Catastrophic injuries differ from personal injuries because they are a lot more severe. They are also classified by the area of the injury, focusing on damage to the spine, spinal cord, or brain. When these injuries occur, it is important that you receive the compensation you deserve because they typically have a permanent impact on your way of living. Here is what you need to know about catastrophic injuries.
The causes of catastrophic injuries can be the same as personal injuries. Here are just a few of the many possible causes of catastrophic injuries.
- Car accidents
- Large truck accidents
- Falls from a high height
- Sports activities
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
There is a broad range of catastrophic injuries, but there a few common ones that are easily put into the category. Here are a few examples.
- Brain Injury: A traumatic brain injury can lead to lifelong brain damage. Depending on what part of the brain was injured, this could result in abnormal speech, difficulties with emotions, or limited ability to move certain parts of the body.
- Spinal Cord Injury: The spinal cord controls a lot of out movement. Injury to the spinal cord can cause partial or complete body paralysis. It can also lead to respiratory problems, muscles spasms, chronic pain, and even loss of bladder control.
- Severe Burns: If you get severely burned, your body will likely never be completely normal again. Severe burns can cause infections, loss of limbs, and body disfigurement. Depending on the location of the burns, they can lead to permanent disability.
The biggest challenge that comes with catastrophic injuries is the aftermath. You will likely need regular medical assistance and services throughout your lifetime due to your injuries. Permanent injuries can cause you to lose wages, accumulate medical bills, and have a lot of emotional distress. These are all things you can receive compensation for if the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Have You or a Loved One Suffered Catastrophic Injuries? Contact The Snyder Law Group Today
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