Motor vehicle accidents can be minor fender benders, fatal head-on or roll over collisions, or anywhere in between. Similarly, the injuries suffered by victims of motor vehicle accidents may suffer a wide range of injuries from small cuts to fatal organ damage. Catastrophic injury is a term doctors use to refer to nonfatal injuries that severely affect your life and may be permanently disabling. If someone else’s negligent behavior caused your catastrophic injury, that person should be held liable for their actions and should have to compensate you for your losses. However, losses for catastrophic injuries may be more complicated to estimate for various reasons. You should always have an experienced personal injury attorney in Fayette County helping you with your case to ensure that you receive the full settlement you deserve.
Some commonly suffered catastrophic injuries in motor vehicle accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries: This type of injury may significantly affect your physical, mental, emotional, or cognitive abilities. It may hinder your ability to go to school, hold down a job, or even to complete everyday tasks.
- Spinal cord injuries: A spinal cord injury may cause temporary or permanent paralysis and loss of feeling in the entire body below the point of injury. Many spinal injury victims lose the ability to walk.
- Burns: Severe burns may cover a large amount of the body, cause permanent disfigurement, and the victim may experience severe pain and have to undergo numerous restorative surgeries.
- Loss of limbs: The major symptoms of losing a limb are fairly self-explanatory, but also may include severe pain and depression.
- Serious injuries to the eye(s): Eye injuries may cause partial or total blindness, which can significantly alter a person’s abilities to live a normal life and continue working in their jobs.
If you have suffered any of these catastrophic injuries, you deserve to be compensated for all medical bills and future treatments, lost wages, loss of quality of life, pain and suffering, and maybe more. A personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you recover for all of your injury-related losses. Call our office today at (770) 487-8999.