Catastrophic injuries are legally defined as injuries which prohibit you from maintaining gainful employment. This essentially means you won’t be able to work after such a devastating injury. While the symptoms of some catastrophic injuries may eventually decrease with time and treatment, many catastrophic injuries result in severe and permanent impairment.
What are some common types of catastrophic injuries?
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Third and fourth-degree burns
- Eye injuries
- Multiple fractures
- Accidental amputations
- Scarring or disfigurement
Car accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, and other types of accidents may result in catastrophic injuries. Treatment options generally depend on the type and extent of the injury. You may have to undergo numerous surgeries, physical therapy, and other treatments.
Understanding the Long-Term Consequences of a Catastrophic Injury
Unlike many other types of injuries, which heal within a matter of weeks or months, catastrophic injuries may have symptoms that last a lifetime. For example, the loss of a limb or complete paralysis are irreversible. The victim will have to adjust to a different lifestyle, and will be unable to enjoy certain activities.
Because these injuries are so severe, it is important to pursue financial relief. If your injury was caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone else, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the situation, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and other economic and non-economic damages. This can provide the financial support you will need going forward.
Seek Justice for Your Catastrophic Injury with the Help of Our Attorneys
It is important to note that the statute of limitations in New Jersey for personal injury claims is 2 years. This means you only have 2 years to file a claim after your injury, or your claim will likely be denied. At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., we are passionate about helping injured clients uphold justice from negligent individuals. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, our Woodbridge catastrophic injury lawyers will work hard to guide you through the process.
Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. Contact us today to receive a free initial consultation.