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What is a Catastrophic Injury?


You may have heard of catastrophic injuries before, but do you really know what they are? For a lot of people, any injury more severe than some light bruising and scratches can seem catastrophic, but is that all it takes? What exactly does it take for an injury to be considered “catastrophic”?

Catastrophic Injuries Are Severe & Life-Altering

Catastrophic injuries are more than severe injuries – they are life-altering injuries. They often leave the victim with lifelong consequences, which can include permanent disfigurement and/or disability.

Some specific examples of catastrophic injuries include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Severe burns
  • Loss of limbs
  • Damage to internal organs

Recoverable Damages for Catastrophic Injuries

If you suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful acts, recovering compensation with a personal injury claim is vital. You might not want to deal with a legal conflict at this time, but it may be necessary to protect yourself against the financial impact of your injuries.

By filing a claim, you can recover damages that account for the following and more:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Continued medical care
  • Prescription medications
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Nursing care
  • Psychological counseling
  • Medical equipment (wheelchair, at-home hospital bed, etc.)
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement

If you do not pursue compensation, you will be the one left responsible for affording costly medical bills and ongoing care. These costs can quickly deplete anyone’s savings and force them into bankruptcy. On top of it all, you may not be able to work anymore because of your injuries, making your pursuit of compensation all the more important.

Do You Need Legal Assistance?

If you become disabled or have been forever altered as the result of an accident caused by someone else, you are entitled to pursue damages. At Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law, our personal injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve when you suffer a catastrophic injury.

We can provide the personalized legal representation you need to get your life back on track. For more information, reach out to us online or call (505) 219-2176 today.