If you have sustained injuries serious enough to be long-term and debilitating, or that caused you a deformity, you have suffered a catastrophic injury and may be entitled to a catastrophic injury settlement. Injuries from catastrophic accidents are often the result of physical harm to the brain and/or spinal cord. The impact these injuries have on the short-term, and long-term functional capabilities of a person are severe. If you or a loved one is the victim of a catastrophic injury, make sure you understand your rights by contacting an Arkansas personal injury lawyer.
You May be Entitled to a Catastrophic Injury Settlement or Verdict
A number of scenarios may qualify you for a settlement — the more serious the injury, the higher your medical expenses. You may have to undergo several surgeries and rehabilitation. You may require permanent use of a medical device long term medication or future medical or nursing care. If the injury has put you out of work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, as well as lost wages in the future depending on the nature of the disability. Emotional damage you suffered from the accident is also a proper area for recovery.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries generally come in three types: physical injuries, spinal cord injuries/paralysis, and cognitive or traumatic brain injuries.
- Physical Injuries: Amputation, burn injuries, severe fractures, organ damage, and other damage to tissue function.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Injures that exclusively affect the spinal cord and create permanent or long-term mobility issues, such as paralysis.
- Cognitive Injuries: Among the most costly emotionally and financially, cognitive injuries are a result of brain injury that takes away an individual’s ability to work, function, or make rational decisions.
Effects of Catastrophic Injuries
Every catastrophic injury impacts the survivor and their entire family. Taking care of someone with mobility or cognitive limitations is emotionally and physically taxing. Sometimes spouses are forced to quit their jobs and devote themselves to around-the-clock care full-time. If a loved one can’t stop working, they’ll need to make enough income to hire a caretaker, which is very costly. Catastrophic injury means a limited future for the survivor and their families.
When to Make a Catastrophic Injury Claim
Catastrophic personal injury claims are complex. Whether you are filing one for yourself or are filing on behalf of a loved one, having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side is critical. Daniel’s Law Firm has decades of experience and can help you with your catastrophic personal injury claim. We will do everything possible to help you cover the cost of your medical treatment, medication, and medical equipment. We’ll also help you recover damages for lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering.
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