Catastrophic injuries can be physical, mental, and/or emotional in nature, and have an enormous effect on your life. They often require extensive and sometimes long-term medical treatment. These injuries usually have a permanent effect on the life of the person injured; however, some people affected with these injuries have a great recovery. There are other catastrophic injuries that cause long-lasting disability, substantial pain and suffering, and too often a shortening of the injured person’s life.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Severe Burn Injuries
When someone sustains a severe injury to the spinal cord, the person generally faces a disabled life full of dependency. While there is always a promise of advancements in the future of medicine, present medical science is still quite limited. A person whose loved one is suffering from a spinal cord or brain injury may suddenly find their loved one in need of long-term medical treatment.
One of the greatest pains is when a person is catastrophically injured due to the negligence of another, and is unable to adequately recover for the injuries incurred. Legislatures all over the country have enforced caps on damages which are “non-economic”, and these can be preposterously low. This allows insurance companies to successfully protect their wealth at the expense of vulnerable injury victims.
A catastrophic injury can require a lifetime of medical care, as well as repeated reconstructive surgeries. If you or someone you know is currently suffering from a catastrophic injury, schedule a consultation with Real World Law today! An experienced injury attorney who understands the recovery process, treatment, and long-term effects of these injuries, can make sure you’re adequately compensated for your life-altering catastrophic injuries.