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What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic?”

When it comes to personal injury cases, you might hear the term “catastrophic injury” being used. But what does that actually mean? While any injury can be highly disruptive or damaging to a person’s life, only certain injuries are identified as catastrophic. Usual, the term catastrophic injury is used to describe any injury that has caused a permanent disability. For example, if an injury has permanently disabled a function of the body/organ or a person’s injury has made them unable to work, their injury might be described as catastrophic.

What To Do If You or a Loved One Has Sustained a Catastrophic Injury.

After any kind of event that has the potential to injury a person, you should seek immediate medical attention. This is especially true in cases of catastrophic injuries. In these cases, a person may require surgery, medication, or a medical device as soon as possible to prevent the injury from worsening. Treatment for these damages can get expensive and take a massive finical toll on a person.

If you or someone you know has been severely injured because of another person’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. You should not be responsible for your medical bills and other damages if they were the result of someone else’s carelessness. In the case of a catastrophic injury, settlements can sometimes include compensation for future costs such as continued treatment, or pertinent loss in income. Once you receive medical treatment, it’s important to contact a lawyer. While you’re dealing with your recovery, your attorney can represent you, and get you the compensation you deserve.

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

As mentioned previously, a catastrophic injury is used to describe an injury that is usually permanent. It can affect a person’s ability to live life to their fullest. It could prevent a person from working, or even limit major functions of your body. Catastrophic injuries usually affect major organs, such as limbs, the spine, or the brain. However, those are not the only examples. Sometimes the term could be used if an injury affects a person’s senses, such as hearing or sight. Below are more examples.

>Damage to Internal Organs
>Severe Burns
>Traumatic Brain Injuries
>Spinal Cord Injuries
>Loss of Sight

In a Serious Car Crash? Contact The Law Giant for Help

Any car crash can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. After receiving medical attention, contact The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers right away. We can handle the legalities of your case while you focus on recovering. With our skilled legal representation by your side, you may be able to secure full and fair compensation for your damages. Contact us at (866) 523-4167 to schedule a free case evaluation at our Brownsville, McAllen, or San Antonio offices.

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