While any type of injury can cause significant physical pain and emotional distress, certain, specific types of injuries are very likely to render the accident victim permanently disabled or incapacitated. Catastrophic injuries are injuries that:
Permanently Disable the Victim (whether physically or mentally)
As an example, spinal cord injuries may lead to partial or total paralysis, as in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Sufferers of traumatic brain injuries manifest symptoms like headache, perception disturbances, mood and behavior swings and loss of, or interference with, motor coordination skills. Traumatic amputation can make it difficult, or even impossible, for the injured party to work. Burn injuries often leave not just physical scarring, but also deep emotional scarring.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
Injuries can vary significantly in terms of severity and repercussions, but some incidents obviously exceed others, in terms of the impact on the victim. Catastrophic injuries are typically defined as ones that will forever alter the way of life and quality of life of the victim, as well as create a serious financial burden in the immediate aftermath of treatment and recovery.
Following below are a few examples of injuries that can dramatically change the course of a victim’s life, as well as result in enormous physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial burdens:
– Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
– Organ Damage
– Severe Burns
– Traumatic Brain Injuries
– Organ Injury due to Pharmaceuticals or Prescription Medication
Protect Your Rights
If these injuries are caused by the negligence of another party, they can — and should — be held accountable for their actions and compelled to cover the cost of resulting damages including loss of income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve been the victim of a catastrophic injury through the negligence of another party, please contact our McAllen injury lawyers today. We will sit down with you, discuss the particulars of your individual case, and help you determine the next, best step for you and your family.