Examples of catastrophic injuries include brain injuries, spine injuries, disfiguring injuries, and amputations, just to name a few. These types of injuries don't heal and disappear - they result in lasting pain and suffering and can incur astronomical medical bills for surgeries and ongoing treatments.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the most common types of catastrophic, life-altering injuries a person can experience in an accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Severe Head Trauma Can Lead to:
Speech & Vision impairment
Decreased neurological functioning
Other brain-related issues that impact quality of life
In cases of traumatic brain injury, these effects can last for weeks, months, years, or even for the rest of the victim's life. This level of pain and suffering deserves compensation to match.
Spinal Cord Injuries / Paralysis
Another example of catastrophic personal injury is spinal cord damage, often leading to paralysis. When the spinal cord is bruised or severed in an accident, a person can lose some or all of their feeling / mobility below the area of injury. The results may include temporary or permanent paralysis of the person's legs or entire body.
Total or partial paralysis below the chest and downward is known as paraplegia. This type of paralysis only affects the legs, meaning that the person still has use of his or her arms. Paraplegics require a wheelchair to get around. In cases of partial paralysis, some sense of feeling and / or mobility still remains. In cases of total paralysis, the person cannot feel or use his or her legs at all.
Get a Lawyer for Your Catastrophic Personal Injury
Catastrophic injuries are not like other personal injury cases. These injuries incur higher medical bills and longer-lasting damages to the life of the injured person. Most cases involve ongoing medical treatment, which means you deserve more compensation for your case. That is why you need a skilled attorney on your side.
Call De Lucio & Associates today so that we can help: (602) 321-4473