What are the Most Common Catastrophic Injuries?

Written by Greg on April 14, 2020

Every year, millions of people visit the hospital with injuries due to falls, automobile crashes, construction site accidents, and more. While most people will recover from their injuries, sometimes, the results are devastating. Some people suffer catastrophic injuries that could leave them with long-term disabilities and the inability to work. If you suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone’s negligence, you might be owed money for your damages. An experienced Houston injury attorney will help you get the compensation you deserve for your catastrophic injuries.

 

What are Catastrophic Injuries?

 

A catastrophic injury has permanent consequences that will prevent someone from performing gainful employment, according to U.S. Code § 10284. A catastrophic injury is generally an injury to the spinal cord or spine, brain, or skull or losing a limb. Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

Traumatic brain injuries

Spinal cord injuries

● Amputations

● Paralysis

● Any other permanent physical injury

A catastrophic injury is a severe impairment that will cause traumatic and sometimes life-threatening consequences. If you suffer a devastating injury, you need to focus on your recovery and future medical and emotional needs. An experienced Houston injury attorney will handle your legal requirements to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

 

Damages Due to Catastrophic Injuries

 

If you suffer a catastrophic injury, it will have a devastating and lasting impact on you and your family. You cannot work and provide for your loved ones. You may require extensive and lengthy medical care, surgery, rehabilitation, and more. Also, you will suffer physical and emotional pain and distress. If you suffer a catastrophic injury, the negligent party may owe you compensation for your damages. Damages can include current and future medical expenses, lost wages, reduced capacity to work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, among others.

 

Damages for catastrophic injuries are much more significant than for other types of injuries. You need to make sure that you get the money you need for your current and future medical treatment. Unlike other injuries, catastrophic injuries have a lasting impact that will take a toll both financially and emotionally for the rest of your life. You will require assistance from medical doctors, physical therapists, surgeons, life care planners, financial planners, and others for help following a catastrophic injury.

 

If you were catastrophically hurt in a severe accident, the negligent party should provide compensation. Do not accept a settlement until you speak with an attorney. Your lawyer will make sure that you get the money you need to cover your current and ongoing expenses, which can be astronomical.

 

At Baumgartner Law Firm, we fight for our clients to ensure that you obtain the money for the injury you incurred. We have obtained millions of dollars for our clients, and we will work on your behalf to get you the money you need. Contact Baumgartner Law Firm today for a free initial case evaluation. 

 

 

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