What makes an injury catastrophic?

Serious injuries are a common result of accidents—car crashes, explosions, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, among others. Broken bones or head trauma may mean considerable time needed to recuperate before resuming your life.

Catastrophic injuries result in some sort of permanent injury or disability. The need for continuing medical attention or treatment over many years can mean a significant financial burden for the family of the injured.

Common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • 3rd degree burns
  • Head injuries
  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Brain injuries
  • Loss of hearing
  • Chronic illness
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of hearing or sight
  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Loss of limb

The costs stemming from a catastrophic injury for rehabilitation, prescription medication, and other expenditures can be extremely high, particularly when the victim is unable to work due to their injuries.

Catastrophic personal injury cases exist to recover compensation for the escalated costs incurred when you or a loved one suffers a permanent or especially debilitating personal injury. While a full recovery may not be possible, a personal injury claim is a legal recourse for those who were injured by another’s negligence to obtain the financial compensation to keep the victim from experiencing and undue financial hardship for their medical treatment.

Glenda Cochran Associates, Attorneys at Law have been helping the victims of personal injuries for nearly 30 years and has been able to recover millions of dollars in damages in this time. Look to us to obtain what you need after suffering a catastrophic injury.