Injuries that are considered catastrophic, due to the enormous impact they have on the lives of the individuals who experience them, are when the physical injuries to a person are especially severe and require extensive medical treatment. The injuries may involve serious injuries to major organs, limbs or systems such as damage to a person’s central nervous system, and this may affect other bodily systems or functions.
Catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Burns over a large portion of the body
- Loss of an eye
- Injuries to the nerves in the chest, shoulder, and arm (brachial plexus)
- Multiple fractures
- Neurologic disorders
In addition, many people who suffer catastrophic injuries also suffer depression or other emotional problems because of the limitations created by their injuries.
Advice on Dealing With a Catastrophic Injury
A catastrophic injury can change your life instantly. You may never fully recover physically or mentally from your accident. When seeking compensation after a serious accident, you should make sure the extent of your injuries is assessed, evaluated, known and dealt with by healthcare professionals. At The McCallister Law Firm, our attorneys will work hard to get you all the money you need and deserve to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to effectively negotiate and litigate your case. Catastrophic injuries result from accidents involving cars, trucks, medical malpractices, dangerous products, negligently maintained premises, and other accidents. For more information about your personal injury case, contact a lawyer of The McCallister Law Firm. Call us at 816.931.2229.