Catastrophic Injury

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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.

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Most Common Catastrophic Injuries

Although any injury that causes permanent injuries 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:

Organ Damage

Head Trauma

Multiple Bone Fractures

Eye Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

Brain Injuries

Severe Burns

Amputations

However, any injury that causes physical trauma to a victim can be considered a catastrophic injury

Accidents That Cause Catastrophic Injuries

While catastrophic injuries can be caused by a number of different circumstances, certain types of accidents are known to cause more of these injuries than others. Catastrophic injuries are most likely to arise (but are not limited to) due to accidents such as:

  • Car, Motorcycle, or Truck Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Injuries Caused by Defects In Consumer Products

While these types of accidents are most often associated with catastrophic injuries, any accident that causes a victim long-term or permanent injuries and and affects their ability to live life the way they did before the injury can qualify. If you are unsure whether your accident has led to catastrophic injuries, speaking with one of our experienced attorneys can help you evaluate your situation.

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Seeking Damages for Catastrophic Injuries

When dealing with catastrophic personal injuries, damages can be enormous and wide-reaching and as such typically involve much higher damages. Damages typically associated with this type of injuries can include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages and Earnings
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses
  • Property Damages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish
  • Permanent Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Because the severity and effects of a catastrophic injury are severe, the value of damages associated with these types of injuries are also higher.

Retaining an experienced personal injury attorney is essential to maximizing your damages and ensuring you receive adequate compensation for your injuries.

They will also help you identify and collect any and all documents needed to support your claim.

RA & Associates Can Help

With over 10 years of experience, RA & Associates is a premier Southern California personal injury law firm with a strong record of aggressively fighting and representing our clients and over $50 million dollars recovered on behalf of our clients. From handling your personal injury claim, to filing a lawsuit against the liable party, our lawyers aggressively pursue the maximum compensation for accident victims and help alleviate any difficulties they’ve sustained due to an accident. If you have been the victim of a catastrophic injury, our attorneys are here to help. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation.

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