Accidents can cause many different types of injuries. Victims of accidents who have suffered injuries deserve to be compensated for medical bills and any other expenses or financial losses caused by their injuries. Some injuries, however, deserve much more extensive compensation because of the devastating impact the injury has on a victim’s life. These extremely serious injuries are often referred to as catastrophic injuries. These injuries often leave a victim permanently disabled and requiring assistance for the rest of their lives. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury at the fault of another person, you deserve to be compensated not only for a life’s worth of medical bills, but also for your pain and suffering and your loss of life as you once knew it. You need to have an experienced Coweta County personal injury attorney on your side to make sure you receive the full settlement you deserve.
Injuries that can be considered catastrophic include:
- Spinal injuries to the back or neck
- Severe traumatic brain injury
- Severe burns
- Permanent internal organ damage
Serious spinal injuries can often cause loss of sensation or paralysis in certain limbs, paraplegia, or quadriplegia. Spinal injuries can also cause permanent difficulty swallowing or breathing independently, requiring feeding or breathing tubes and apparatus. Significant brain damage can eliminate a person’s ability to communicate, can cause debilitating seizures, or can completely wipe out a person’s memory. Burns may cause permanent disfigurement and internal damage may cause a victim to lose organs or require transplants.
Catastrophic injuries require what medical professionals refer to as a “life care plan,” since the victim generally will never be able to work, participate in regular daily activities, or take care of themselves again. The cost of all the necessary assistance and equipment combined with a lifetime’s of lost wages can be astronomical. Additionally, the emotional impact on the victim and the victim’s family is often unimaginable. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you deserve to be adequately compensated for your losses. Call an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith for help at (770) 487-8999.