What is a Catastrophic Personal Injury?
A catastrophic personal injury or “loss” may be any life altering event caused by the negligence of another person or corporate entity that causes a person’s life to be significantly altered. This may include…
- A motor vehicle accident, motorcycle accident
- Trucking or big rig accident
- Or one of several other types of accidents that causes significant physical or mental impairment to the victim
Examples of Catastrophic Personal Injuries may include the following:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
As the control center of the body, the brain plays an extremely important role in thought, memory, sensory and motor function. Injury to the brain may lead to concussion, coma, memory loss, loss of cognitive skills, personality changes, and other serious side effects that will directly impact a victim’s life. These injuries are often caused by motorcycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, big rig accidents, pedestrian versus motor vehicle accidents, and other accidents where there is forceful impact upon a person and the head is affected during the initial trauma. Traumatic Brain Injuries may be extremely obvious but can also be very subtle at times.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is responsible for relaying messages and information to and from the brain and the rest of the body. If the spinal cord is damaged in any way, these messages can be interrupted, slowed or possibly stopped entirely. This may lead to partial or complete paralysis to various parts of the body where those messages are normally sent.
Severe burns have the potential to cause a great deal of pain, and may affect muscles, tendons, nerves and even bones in the affected areas of the body. They may also lead to extensive scarring and disfigurement, which may have a lasting impact on the victim on a psychological level.
Catastrophic Injuries include the following in addition to the above:
- Crushed or Bruised Organs
- Eye Injuries
- Foot Injuries
- Head Trauma
- Internal Bleeding
- Loss of Eyesight
- Loss of Hearing
- Loss of Sensation
- Multiple Bone Fractures
- Nerve Damage
- Neurological Disorders
Contact Chandler Law Today
If you have suffered a catastrophic personal injury that was caused by the negligence of another person or business, you will need a lawyer that is qualified to explore all potential remedies for you and your family. Stuart Chandler or the Chandler Law Firm has been representing injured victims for several years. If you or a loved one has sustained a severe personal injury, call us at (559) 431-7770 or fill out our detailed case questionnaire – click here.