If you’ve been in an accident and are suffering from painful injuries, you may not be aware of the difference between a serious injury and a catastrophic injury. All you know right now is that you are in pain, you may be feeling depressed and you are wondering when life is going to get back to normal.
While it’s likely you may have a personal injury lawsuit that can help you win damages to cover your medical bills and pain and suffering, a catastrophic accident takes things to the next level.
As the name suggests, a catastrophic injury can have a devastating impact on your life. If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, neck or spinal injury, you may lose the ability to walk or communicate. Similarly, losing a limb or one of your senses – sight or hearing, for example, may prevent you from ever working or participating in things you love to do.
Common examples of catastrophic injury include:
Some kinds of injury that can be considered catastrophic:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe bone fractures
- Organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Amputations or disfigurement
- Wrongful death
If you or someone you love has been injured in a catastrophic accident, it’s important to realize that you need to hire a lawyer who has a deep understanding and many years of expertise negotiating settlements for these types of extremely serious injury cases. Further, you want to choose an attorney with a reputation for fighting tirelessly for his or her client’s rights in court when a favorable settlement cannot be negotiated.
The money you receive in your catastrophic accident and injury settlement or verdict may have to last you for a very long time. If you were the main breadwinner in your home, there are people counting on you. You need to collect the maximum compensation possible while also holding the negligent parties responsible for their mistakes.
Contact the qualified catastrophic personal injury lawyers at Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC. We’ve been fighting for the rights of injured clients for more than 40 years and we promise to put all our experience to work in your case. Call today for a free consultation.