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February 12, 2018

What is a catastrophic injury?

Catastrophic injuries are those that have serious and long-lasting effects. A catastrophic injury may leave a victim disfigured or permanently disabled, and unable to return to work or, in more serious circumstances, even care for themselves.

As a result, people who've suffered catastrophic injuries may require long-term or lifelong medical treatment, rehabilitation, or in-home nursing care. Individuals living with the effects of catastrophic injuries may even need to move or modify their homes to accommodate their disabilities.catastrophic_injuries

Unfortunately, the cost of treating and living with catastrophic injuries adds up quickly. However, victims who sustained catastrophic injuries in accidents caused by another person's negligence—such as car accidents, truck wrecks, motorcycle crashes, or construction accidents—may be eligible for damages.

Examples of common catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Serious burns
  • Organ damage
  • Severely fractured or crushed bones
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Eye injuries

Compensation sought in personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, permanent disability or disfigurement, physical pain and suffering, and more.

Did You Suffer a Catastrophic Injury?

Sometimes life can be tragically unfair. No one knows this better than someone living with a permanent disability due to catastrophic injuries sustained in an accident caused by another person's negligence. If you were seriously injured in this type of accident, talking to a personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal options.

Do you have questions about a lawsuit involving catastrophic injuries? McGartland Law is happy to provide answers and address any concerns you may have. Should you decide to take legal action, a member of our skilled legal team will thoroughly investigate your claims and gather the evidence needed to present a strong case. Let us help you fight for the financial award you need and deserve.

Contact McGartland Law today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation initial case consultation.

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