- How to Evaluate & Select a Qualified Catastrophic Personal Injury Attorney
- Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Areas of Practice
Personal injuries are classified as “catastrophic” when they have an immediate or expected long-term impact on a person’s quality of life. Catastrophic personal injuries are often sudden and unexpected, resulting from situations like car, truck, bicycle, boat, motorcycle and other vehicle accidents. You could also be seriously injured as a pedestrian, or as a passenger on a train or a cruise ship. Catastrophic injuries extend beyond whiplash and back injuries and include spinal cord & nerve damage (including paralysis), burn injuries, accidental loss of limbs or sight, and serious head and brain injuries.
Changes in mood, personality, memory, mobility, and energy are all likely outcomes, depending on the nature and severity of the injury. Even when these injuries are not permanent, the recuperation process will still demand significant time and commitment, as well as financial & medical resources—together placing a substantial burden on the injured person as well as family members.
Overlaying the difficulties of long-term recovery is the need for appropriate compensation from those at fault. Establishing the value of the compensation package is critical, requiring careful financial projections that will consider the loss of current and future income, projected long-term medical expenses, and the value of physical pain & psychological trauma that the injured person and family unit will suffer.