Catastrophic injuries are injuries that require substantial medical treatment and that usually have a long-term or permanent effect on the life of the injured person and his or her family. Catastrophic injuries include such things as:
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you will want to be represented by an experienced lawyer who knows and understands the physical and mental ramifications of your injuries. For instance, the lawyer must understand not only the immediate consequences of your injury, but also what it holds for you in the future. Will you need future surgeries? Will your injuries impact your ability to work and earn a decent living? Will you be disfigured by the accident and require a number of reconstructive surgeries to reduce the disfigurement and the looks you get from strangers? Will you be in pain for the rest of your life from the injuries? Are you at increased risk of disease or illness that may shorten your life?
If you have suffered catastrophic injuries because of the carelessness (“negligence”) of another person, defective product, or other cause, you want a lawyer who understands all of the costs and expenses that you will encounter. Not only will you face enormous hospital and medical bills, you may also require a full- or part-time caretaker, be limited in your ability to work, if not incapable of working at all, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, psychological damages and mental anguish, and other damages that a lawyer experienced in handling catastrophic injuries will be able to recover for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries due to another person’s carelessness or a defective product, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately so he or she can start working right away to obtain all the monetary compensation you are entitled to.