A catastrophic injury is any injury that causes long term or permanent effects. Often times, catastrophic injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, such as a car accident or a defective product. Many catastrophic injuries are life changing and require a change in lifestyle such as ongoing treatment or long-term care.
Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries
These injuries often occur suddenly and can permanent damage. Oftentimes, the injury or injuries can change the lives of not only the victim, but also those around them. Some examples of catastrophic injuries are:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputations or loss of a limb
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Severe burns
- Serious internal
For many catastrophic injuries, a lifetime a treatment and therapy is required. Often times this can result in medical bills, the need for assistive care, and lost wages.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Unfortunately, there are a variety of accidents that may cause catastrophic injuries. These accidents can occur everywhere from home to work or anywhere in-between. Some common causes of catastrophic injuries are:
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Catastrophic injuries are devastating and can be caused by all types of accidents. If you or someone you love has been permanently injured due to the negligence of someone else, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney today. They will be able to evaluate all the facts in the potential claim and help you determine what your next steps should be. The attorneys at Powers Taylor have experience handling all types of personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries and will fight to get your or your loved one the compensation that they deserve. Contact Powers Taylor today for a free consultation. All calls are confidential.