Catastrophic personal injuries are those that have life-changing consequences for the victim and his or her family. They may be caused by the negligence of another person or persons or a corporate entity. They are differentiated from other injuries by the fact that the person’s life has been significantly altered. These injuries may require years of ongoing medical care to manage, may leave the person permanently disabled, unable to earn a living, and even needing the assistance of a daily caretaker.
At Chandler Law, we have seen the physical, emotional, and financial difficulties brought on by catastrophic injuries. Our team has represented many individuals since 1985 in response to such injuries through skilled negotiation and litigation in court. If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries caused by another, we can help you explore all potential remedies for you and your family.
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Catastrophic injuries can occur through various types of accidents and incidents, such as motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, commercial trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, swimming pool accidents, boating accidents, slip and fall accidents, nursing home abuse, criminal attacks, medical malpractice, and more.
Examples of catastrophic injuries can include:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
These injuries generally involve a severe blow to the head and may involve bruising, bleeding, and other damage to the brain. Because of their impact on the brain, which is the body’s control center, they can have many types of adverse consequences. These can range from concussions to comas, memory loss, cognitive problems, seizures, sleep disorders, personality changes, depression, and more. They may result in reduced quality of life as well as life expectancy and may require medical care for the remainder of the person’s life.
Spinal Cord Injuries
These injuries cause damage to or the severing of the spinal cord and/or its nerves. Because it is a relay system, the areas of the body at or below the site of spinal cord damage can lose sensation and function. This can lead to paralysis, such as paraplegia and quadriplegia resulting in permanent disability. Spinal cord injury victims may need lifelong medical and personal assistance. Motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries.
Severe burns are one of the most painful injuries one can experience. When burns are severe, not only the skin but the muscles, tendons, nerves, and even the bones beneath the burns may be adversely affected. Severe burns can also lead to life-threatening infections. They may require multiple surgeries to repair as much as possible. Severe scarring and disfigurement may result, seriously impacting the person’s psychological stability.
Other Catastrophic Injuries
Other catastrophic injuries can include amputations, loss of eyesight, loss of hearing, organ damage, and more. Where an injury causes severe, life-threatening, or permanent consequences, it can be considered catastrophic.
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Getting the compensation you need to ensure that you have the financial resources to handle present and future demands related to your catastrophic injuries is essential. Chandler Law is well-known and respected for its proven results in handling these types of cases.