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Catastrophic Injuries

If you have experienced injuries that permanently prevent you from performing work and enjoying life the way you did before an accident, you may be the victim of catastrophic injuries. Unlike minor injuries that heal and only have short-term effects, catastrophic injuries may involve permanent disabilities and often leave long-term effects. They can also lead to enormous expenses, loss of earnings and more.

While we have a general guideline of what is considered a catastrophic injury, there is no universally accepted definition. As such, speaking with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney is an important step for understanding your rights and the personal injury claims process. Speaking with an attorney can also help you assess and categorize your injuries and any damages.

The parties who can be found liable for catastrophic injuries include:

  • Driver: The most common catastrophic injuries occur during motor vehicle accidents. The other driver (or drivers) involved in the accident may be negligent.
  • Employers: If a victim is injured by an employee in the course of his employment, their employer may have contributed to the circumstances which resulted in the victim’s catastrophic injuries.
  • Landlord/Tenant: Premises liability and slip and fall claims often arise from the negligent actions of businesses, homeowners, and renters.

What are common types of
catastrophic injuries?

Any injury that causes permanent Damage can be considered catastrophic. there are a few types of injuries that almost always are catastrophic in nature. These injuries can include, but are not limited to:

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What is a “Life Care Plan”?

After a catastrophic accident, a life care plan is typically created to determine the victim’s current and future medical needs and costs. The specific injuries are laid out, along with a detailed breakdown of the services, equipment, and cost of care resulting from the victim’s injuries.

The cost of catastrophic injuries covered in a life care plan may vary, but typically includes the following:

  • Present and future mental health care
  • Present and future medical care
  • Home modifications such as wheelchair accessibility
  • Transportation expenses
  • Home healthcare expenses
  • Other special aid, devices, and accommodations

If you or someone you love has been catastrophically injured, contact RA & Associates today. We are here to help you get the maximum compensation you deserve from the party at fault.

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