What Is A Catastrophic Injury? By Lonnie Greenblatt on April 26, 2022

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If you or a loved one are dealing with the aftermath of a life-changing accident, you may be wondering how you will pay for your medical care and all the other expenses you now face. You may be considering whether you should hire an attorney to pursue a lawsuit against the person or entity that caused this catastrophic injury and its far-reaching consequences.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a permanent life-changing disability caused by a sudden, unexpected accident or trauma. Many types of injuries may fit into this description.

  • Amputation
  • Brain Damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of Eyesight
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Nerve Damage
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Severe Burns

Causes Of Catastrophic Injuries

Thousands of different events may cause a permanent disability.

Life-Changing Effects

To determine whether an accident has caused catastrophic damage, you need to evaluate its possible life-changing effects.

  • Chronic Pain
  • Disfigurement
  • Traumatic Effect On Family Or Caregivers
  • Emotional Impairment
  • Inability To Live Alone
  • Infertility
  • Loss Of Work Or Inability To Work
  • Memory Loss
  • Paralysis

The Severity Of the Impact

In determining whether an event was catastrophic, you also need to consider the impact on the specific victim. For example, if the victim is a single parent who can no longer care for their children, this accident has genuinely caused a catastrophe. Similarly, suppose a dancer becomes suddenly unable to dance. In that case, this will impact their ability to continue in their profession, and now they must begin the costly and challenging process of starting a new career.

The Costly Impact Of Catastrophic Injuries

Whether you are the accident victim or their family member, the resulting expenses can be staggering. The financial burden will feel even heavier if you have lost months of income or perhaps you can no longer work at all.

  • Continuing Specialized Care
  • Home Remodeling To Deal With New Disabilities
  • Long-term Medical Care
  • Medical Equipment
  • Medications
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Physical Therapy
  • Prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation Programs
  • Travel To Treatment Centers

Looking To The Future

Your future challenges can seem overwhelming when you add up all the charges and expenses that a catastrophic injury may cause. In addition to all the emotional and physical symptoms you are now dealing with, how will you pay the medical bills?

Should You File A Personal Injury Claim?

If your accident was caused by the negligence or carelessness of an individual or an entity, you will want to seek legal compensation. The value of your injury will be based on the seriousness of your injuries and the impact on your life. As you can imagine, you will need knowledgeable experts to evaluate this.

You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer

You will need a skilled team of legal professionals to estimate and understand the long-term consequences that the accident will have on your current and future lifestyle. Your lawyers must be familiar with the medical care that you need, the costs of that care, the details of insurance payments, and how your accident has affected your ability to make a living, now and later.

Expert Attorneys In Rockville, Maryland

If you are dealing with the effects of a catastrophic injury in Maryland, DC, Virginia, or Pennsylvania, contact Greenblatt &; Veliev, LLC. With more than sixty-five years of experience in personal injury cases, we are the experts in helping clients find the most favorable outcome possible. We will help you seek compensation that will allow you to cope with life after your injury.

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