How Are Catastrophic Injuries Unique?
Personal injury lawsuits, regardless of the situation, can be complex. These matters are complicated further when a catastrophic injury occurs.
Catastrophic injuries are those that have a long-lasting impact on a person’s life. They often require multiple medical procedures, medication and other forms of treatment, as well as lifelong care. Recognizing what makes catastrophic injuries unique can help when pursuing compensation and justice through a civil trial.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
The law categorizes certain injuries as catastrophic because of the long-term damages associated with them. Typically, these injuries allow for pursuit of maximum compensation because they come with costly medical bills, force the injured person out of work, and require specialized medical equipment and care.
The most common catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Internal organ damage
Most often, these types of injuries result from someone else’s negligence. Car accidents, slip and falls, and more all play a role in causing catastrophic injuries. When someone else causes the harm, the injured person may pursue a claim and potential lawsuit against the responsible party and his or her insurance company.
Life After a Catastrophic Injury
Following a catastrophic injury, legal action becomes important because of the necessary expenses a person can experience. However, it’s the damages that can have the biggest impact on someone’s life. Catastrophic injuries can impact motor function, cognitive abilities, development, and more.
Regardless of the injury, it can be challenging for a victim of a catastrophic injury to move forward without the support they need. It’s vital to not only pursue compensation, but it’s also essential to pursue justice to hold the negligent person accountable.
At The Previant Law Firm, S.C., we have spent more than a century fighting on behalf of the injured. We take these matters seriously, working to help catastrophic injury victims move forward in the most positive way possible.
Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys are ready to represent our clients’ best interests. We offer free case evaluations to provide valuable information before our clients make informed decisions regarding what steps to take next.
Call us today at (414) 240-1185 and speak with someone from our team about your rights and options.