A personal injury characteristically refers to the physical, mental, and emotional injuries incurred due to an accident or the negligence of a person, business, or agency. A catastrophic injury doesn’t have a strict definition, but for legal and medical purposes is considered a debilitating personal injury that prevents a victim from working. Due to their severity, catastrophic injuries often entail numerous surgeries and a lifetime of medical treatments.
Catastrophic injuries can include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Debilitating burns
Catastrophic injuries often occur due to traffic collisions, workplace accidents, or faulty products. If you’re the victim of a catastrophic injury, you can hold the negligent parties responsible by retaining the services of an attorney. A successful catastrophic injury case will give you the necessary medical and financial compensation your circumstances require.
A personal injury is deemed catastrophic when a victim is unable to hold gainful employment due to the debilitating nature of their injuries. This is a devastating financial reality, especially if the victim is paying for continual medical treatments and living assistance for the rest of their life. A person who is severely disabled may not be able to participate in the same hobbies, travels, or activities they enjoyed before the injury. This can understandably contribute to emotional and mental health issues.
Fight for Your Future
If you are the victim of a catastrophic injury, you are likely entitled to compensation. Depending on the nature of your injuries and the overall impact they have on your lifestyle, the compensation will likely be higher than what’s offered in personal injury cases. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our catastrophic injury attorneys have the knowledge and skills to evaluate your case and help you seek the maximum monetary compensation to cover your living and medical expenses.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a catastrophic personal injury, contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at 800-900-0863 to discuss your legal options.