The Devastation Caused By Catastrophic Injuries
Every injury can leave you temporarily inconvenienced and in pain, but some injuries completely change the course of your life. These are known as catastrophic injuries, and they result in a victim being permanently impaired to a degree that prevents them from living their life the same way they did prior to the accident.
It’s important to work with an attorney who has substantial experience in catastrophic injuries. For more personalized advice regarding your injuries, call Pack Law Group at 540-586-7225.
What Are Catastrophic Injuries?
The phrase “catastrophic injury” refers to any injury that seriously limits an individual’s ability to function, either physically, mentally or emotionally. For example, a lost limb would be a catastrophic injury because of the physical limitations it imposes on a victim. A traumatic brain injury that does not change an individual’s physical abilities but leaves them completely unable to speak would also be a catastrophic injury. While these injuries may improve over time, the victim is unable to return to the level of functionality they enjoyed prior to their accident.
Common Types Of Catastrophic Injuries And What Causes Them
Catastrophic injuries are often extraordinarily expensive and lead to untold damage to a victim’s physical and mental health. Some common catastrophic injuries include:
- Amputation, either during the accident or as a result of damage suffered in an accident
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Damage to the organs
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Serious fractures
- Spinal cord damage
- Major burns
Furthermore, catastrophic injuries come from a wide range of accidents, dog bites, car accidents, medical malpractice or even assault.
Why You Need An Attorney For Your Catastrophic Injury Case
If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, it is likely that you will have tens of thousands of dollars of medical debt – at minimum. Furthermore, your injury may require lifelong care that will require payment. Additionally, these accidents often leave victims unable to work for the rest of their lives.
Bringing in a personal injury attorney completely changes the dynamic with an insurance company. They know that a personal injury attorney can properly evaluate your injuries and losses, leading to a realistic estimate of a fair settlement. Once they know you are getting advice from an attorney, they are much more likely to come to the negotiating table in good faith.
Your attorney knows what type of evidence an insurance company requires to take your claim seriously and where a fair compromise is during negotiations. This minimizes your stress and anxiety during one of the most traumatic times in your life, allowing you to focus more on healing and less on the nuts and bolts of your legal case.
Take The First Step In Your Personal Injury Claim Now
The sooner you retain an attorney, the more time they have to build an incredibly strong case on your behalf. That’s where we can help. At Pack Law Group, our goal is to help every single personal injury client get the compensation they rightfully deserve. Get started now – call us at 540-586-7225 or reach out online to set up a consultation.