All injuries can be inconvenient, and some can be particularly serious, but when does an injury become catastrophic? Most generally, an injury is considered catastrophic when it permanently prevents an individual from earning money or otherwise living the life they had before the accident.
In the majority of cases, victims of a catastrophic injury are permanently disabled or disfigured.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
The types of injuries that are considered catastrophic include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neurological disorders
- Paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia
- Severe burns (3rd and 4th degree)
- Multiple fractures and major broken bones
- Organ damage
- Eye injuries and vision loss
- Scarring and disfigurement
Who Is Responsible for My Catastrophic Injury?
If you were injured in a multi-vehicle car accident, at a construction site or workplace, or on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold an individual or institution responsible for your catastrophic injury.
How Can Damages Help?
Filing a lawsuit can help you obtain the financial security you need to help cover:
- The loss of your future wages
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitative care
- Special needs related to your injury
In addition to taking care of you logistically, the payment of damages can compensate you for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and lost quality of life.
Where Do I Start?
If you are reading our blog, you’re already in the right place. In order to claim the compensation you’re entitled to, you will need to hire a lawyer.
At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., we have handled catastrophic injury cases for over 100+ combined years and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We are well-versed in pursuing justice for the severely injured and invest ourselves fully in every case.
We can help you get started today. All you have to do is reach out for a free consultation.
Give us a call at (732) 709-4400 or set up an appointment online.