A catastrophic injury is any injury that causes lasting or potentially life-altering damage to the victim. While many of the injuries commonly suffered in accidents will eventually heal and allow the victim to move forward in life with little or no disability, a catastrophic injury prevents victim from ever being the same again.
Catastrophic injuries have serious consequences, including shortened life expectancy, partial or total disability, loss of a bodily function and the potential requirement for continued medical care or therapy that endures for the rest of the person’s life. Catastrophic injuries can be sustained in many ways and in many circumstances. Accidents that commonly cause catastrophic injuries include:
• Sports accidents
• Auto accidents
• Slip and fall accidents
• Aviation accidents
• Construction / work site accidents
• Pool Accidents
• Elevator Accidents
• Heavy Equipment Accidents
• Severe Spinal Cord Injuries; Paraplegia; Quadriplegia
• Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The above types of accidents and injuries are frequently the result of someone else’s careless or reckless actions. The law provides in many of these circumstances that the responsible parties be held liable for the damages they cause to innocent victims. If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a catastrophic injury, you should retain the services of a Szaferman Lakind personal injury lawyer right away. Waiting can only serve to potentially prejudice your case and ability to procure compensation.
Helping You Claim Compensation
At Szaferman Lakind, we understand the devastating impact a catastrophic injury has on your life and on the lives of those around you. Whether you have suffered an amputation, a brain injury, burn injury, whiplash or a spinal cord injury, you may be facing a future in which you will not be able to work , support your loved ones or yourself and will require ongoing medical care for your injury. As Szaferman Lakind personal injury attorneys, we apply our vast experience and resources to seek recovery of an insurance proceeds or other assets to help pay for your medical expenses, lost income, future care and to compensate you for pain, suffering and mental anguish.