Catastrophic Injury Guide
Catastrophic Injury Guide
Catastrophic Injury Guide

Catastrophic Injury Guide

Catastrophic injuries are life-altering events that have a profound negative impact on the lives of individuals and their families. Understanding the definition, types, and causes of catastrophic injuries is essential when it comes to pursuing personal injury claims. In this abridged guide brought to you by the Law Offices of Andrew Zeytuntsyan, we will review catastrophic injuries, exploring their legal definition, common types, the causes behind them, as well as their implications for personal injury claims.

Remember, you should never have to pay for the negligence and mistakes of others. You have a right to fight for justice and a fair compensation to make things right again. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, or because of the negligence and wrongdoing of someone else, then call us to consult with a personal injury attorney. Our initial case evaluation is FREE of charge to you!

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries are severe, life-changing injuries that result in long-term or permanent disabilities. These injuries are not restricted to the physical. They typically have a significant impact on a person's emotional and financial well-being as well. While the specific legal definition may vary, catastrophic injuries often include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, amputations, multiple fractures, and injuries leading to permanent disability.

Some of the Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

We mentioned some types of catastrophic injuries a second earlier, but let’s dive into a little more detail.

  • Also known as TBIs, traumatic brain injuries occur when a sudden blow or jolt to the head disrupts normal brain function. TBIs can result in cognitive impairments, memory loss, motor dysfunction, and even emotional changes.
  • Similarly, spinal cord injuries involve damage to the spinal cord. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, results can include paralysis, loss of sensation, and other significant impairments.
  • Severe burns go deeper than the skin, causing extensive damage to the underlying tissue and often resulting in permanent scarring, disfigurement, and even physical disabilities.
  • Amputations involve a partial or complete loss of a limb or significant portion of a limb. Amputations often result in profound physical challenges as well as psychological trauma for the individual.
  • Finally, there are injuries that lead to permanent disability. These injuries negatively impact a person’s quality of life and can include loss of vision or hearing, organ damage, and other restrictions on an individual’s ability to pursue a fulfilling life.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Many times, catastrophic injuries are unfortunate accidents. Other times, they are due to negligence, mistakes, or blatant crime of other individuals and/or businesses. Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Workplace Incidents
  • Medical Negligence
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Product Liability

Victims Should NOT Have to Pay the Price!

Catastrophic injuries often lead to substantial medical expenses, ongoing rehabilitation, loss of income, and significant pain and suffering. Innocent victims should NOT have to pay the price for the negligence, mistakes, and wickedness of others!

At the Law Offices of Andrew Zeytuntsyan, it is our life mission to hold responsible parties accountable for the injuries caused and pursue compensation for those damages. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, then call us today for a FREE initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

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