Catastrophic Injury – Personal Injury Attorney, Richmond CA
A catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, and may also include skull or spinal fractures. Catastrophic injuries can leave a person suffering from permanent disabilities therefore impacting their quality of life.
Due to the nature of catastrophic injuries, victims are overtaken by a vast array of medical expenses and in most cases, are simply never able to recover financially because their condition prevents them from earning a living due to the injury.
The reason to have a personal injury attorney involved when you or a loved on suffers a catastrophic injury is so that you or your loved one are provided fair compensation for the loss of income, time and quality of life.
What injuries are considered Catastrophic?
There are several kinds of serious injuries that can be classified as catastrophic if the effect from that injury are permanent and debilitating. Some of the most common catastrophic injuries include:
Spinal cord injuries: Serious injuries to the head, neck or back can result in trauma to the spinal cord. The spinal cord handles transmitting signals from the brain to the rest of the body, so a seriou enough injury can be very devastating and scan cause paralysis.
Brain injuries:An injury to the brain via blunt fore trauma or other impact is a catastrophic injury because victims often suffer from physical and mental disabilities, in most cases permanently.
Burn or Chemical injuries: Devastating burns can result in disfigurement, loss of use of extremities and nerve damage. Burns or chemical injuries are considered catastrophic when a the affected part of the body is unusable or lost completely.
Internal organ damage: In many cases when there is a severe force or impact to the body due to a vehicle accident, damage is sustained to the internal organs. Sometimes the damage is not immediately noticed or felt. This is why it is important to seek medical attention immediately because there could be serious injury to the heart, lungs, kidneys or spleen.
Severe Bone Breaks: When a bone breaks in the body, it can be treated and may heal with the right treatment. In some cases where the bone break is very severe or occurs in multiple places, it can cause a permanent disability, amputation or inability to function fully in day to day life. Due to The long-term effects of a severe bone fracture, it is considered a catastrophic injury.
Pursing fair Compensation for Catastrophic Injury
There is absolutely no doubt that catastrophic injuries can have a significant negative impact on victims and their families. Victims of catastrophic injuries may suffer from the onset mental issues, depression and may even experience personality changes due to the stress and frustration of not being able to care for their family, interact with others or be useful in society due to their injury.
This is why it is critical that you contact a personal injury attorney to protect your right to pursue financial compensation for your losses. A personal injury attorney can help you recover:
- Lost Wages
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Disability Coverage
- Compensation for current and future medical bills
Eric Wagner is an experienced personal injury attorney who helps people just like you to recover the money you need to pay the expenses relating to a catastrophic Injury. We proudly serve clients in Contra Costa, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the surrounding cities. If you or your loved one is involved in an accident resulting in a catastrophic injury, the law allows us to help you receive compensation for a multitude of losses due to negligence. Please contact a us today toll free at (855) 529-4465, for a free initial consultation.