Sustaining an injury in an accident can be overwhelming, painful, and expensive. However, a catastrophic injury can increase the suffering and damages caused by an accident. A catastrophic injury is an injury that requires you to need extensive medical treatment. These injuries may also require you to need long-term medical and personal care.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Paralysis (Quadriplegia and Paraplegia)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Organ Damage
- Severe Burn Injuries
- Loss of Hearing or Vision
- Any Physical Injury Causing Disability or Impairment
Any of the above injuries have the potential of causing lifelong consequences for the victim and the victim’s family. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, you may want to consult an Erie County personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights and options for recovering compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages.
Accidents That Cause Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury can occur because of an accident. Some of the common causes of catastrophic injuries in Erie County include:
- Car Crashes
- Truck Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Bicycle Accidents
- Defective Product Accidents
You may be entitled to compensation from the party who caused the accident. For example, if you fell in a grocery store or restaurant, you may receive compensation from the property owner. If you are injured in a truck accident caused by a commercial truck driver, you could receive compensation from the truck company. If a defective product causes an injury, the product’s manufacturer may be liable for your damages. An Erie County personal injury lawyer can help you determine who is at fault and who is liable for an injury.
Increased Financial Burden Caused by Catastrophic Injuries
Because traumatic injuries often require ongoing medical care and personal care, the financial damages caused by a catastrophic injury can be significant. Victims and families by suffer extreme financial hardships as they attempt to pay for the medical care and personal care needed because of a catastrophic injury.
In a personal injury claim, you can receive compensation for future care and treatment. This compensation can be very important if you face a lifetime of care because of an injury that was not your fault.
Likewise, catastrophic injuries also result in permanent impairments and disabilities that often prevent people from returning to work. The loss of income can be a tremendous financial hardship. However, you may also be entitled to receive compensation for future lost wages if you suffer an impairment that prevents you from returning to work. You may also be entitled to receive compensation for a reduction in earning capacity if your injury allows you to work, but you are unable to earn the same level of income as you earned before the injury.
Call an Erie County Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Legal Consultation
Contact The Travis Law Firm at (800) 401-2066 to schedule a free case review with our Erie County personal injury lawyer. Our legal team can help you file an injury claim seeking full compensation for all damages and injuries.