There are some injuries that a person cannot bounce back from despite intense rehabilitation or surgery. These injuries can change the direction of a person’s life and may require a person to become dependent on medical services for the rest of their life. These injuries are known as catastrophic injuries and are just as devastating as they sound. When a person suffers from a catastrophic injury, that person loses a vital function temporarily or permanently. If another person or party’s negligence caused these catastrophic injuries, that party deserves to be held liable for the person’s injuries with the help of a Montgomery County catastrophic injury attorney.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
There are different types of catastrophic injuries that people can suffer, including the following:
Cognitive injuries. These injuries involve traumatic brain injuries, where a person can suffer extreme trauma after enduring a direct blow or blunt force trauma to the head. Traumatic brain injuries can cause victims to experience loss of consciousness, memory loss, nausea, and issues processing information.
Paralysis. This type of injury is a result of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries happen when the bundle of nerves located in the spinal cord endures significant damage. Victims who experience significant damage to the spinal cord can suffer from symptoms like paralysis, loss of bladder control, loss of motor function in particular areas of the body, and breathing problems.
Physical injuries. These injuries happen when victims suffer from amputations, burn injuries, bone fractures, nerve damage, or organ damage.
Permanent Impact of a Catastrophic Injury
When a person suffers from a catastrophic injury, that means that they have lost a substantial part of their ability to function in life. Whether it is a limb, motor functions, or the ability to think and dissect information, the person’s life is forever changed due to the injury. The consequences of a catastrophic injury will affect every aspect of the victim’s life – from providing for themselves to enjoying particular hobbies and interests. The catastrophic injuries will affect the victim and their families financially and emotionally.
What Compensation Am I Entitled to After Suffering a Catastrophic Injury?
Victims of catastrophic injuries are entitled to the following types of compensation:
Medical expenses. Catastrophic injury victims will have to pay for medical expenses for the rest of their lives, depending on the type of catastrophic injury sustained. These medical expenses consist of rehabilitation services, surgeries, and the use of medical devices.
Lost income. Catastrophic injury victims will no longer work in the same capacity that they could work at before the injury. Catastrophic injury victims can pursue compensation for both past and future lost income.
Pain and suffering. Becoming a catastrophic injury victim can cause victims to experience psychological issues like anxiety, depression, and even suicidal tendencies.
Contact The Trusted Team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay Today
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a catastrophic accident around the Philadelphia area, contact the team at Solomon, Sherman, & Gabay for help with your case today. We refuse to back down until you obtain the compensation you deserve. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling our office at 215-665-1100.