Although many people assume that a catastrophic injury simply falls under the category of personal injury, there is much more to it. A catastrophic injury is a seriously devastating event that can alter the rest of a person’s life. Here are some things to consider when it comes to catastrophic injuries.
The Meaning of a Catastrophic Injury
While there are many serious events that can cause a catastrophic injury, such as a car accident, it might be difficult to understand the full implications of a catastrophic injury. A catastrophic injury means that a person will suffer long-term or permanent damage. This leads to a significant change in their way of life such as losing the ability to work and therefore losing income, or having chronic physical pain or emotional trauma. Catastrophic injuries should almost always be addressed with a lawsuit because of their significant negative effects.
Types Of Catastrophic Injuries
Another element of catastrophic injuries is understanding what would be defined as a catastrophic injury. Any type of damage to the brain or spine can be considered a catastrophic injury because those types of injuries are often permanent and significantly impact a person by cause serious issues such as paralysis. But even broken bones or severe bones could fall under the umbrella of catastrophic injury because of the pain and suffering as well as medical bills and potential loss of income.
How To Proceed
Once you are fairly certain that you or your loved one has suffered from a catastrophic injury, the best way to proceed is by seeking legal help. A personal injury lawyer will guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit and will do everything they can to defend your case. A catastrophic injury brings a lot of stressors to your life whether they are physical, emotional, and especially financial. You will need compensation for this and should get the justice you deserve.
The Snyder Law Group Can Help You
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.