Catastrophic Injuries

Injuries are sometimes so severe that they require considerable medical treatment and extended care. Accidents, even those that appear to be minor, can result in catastrophic injuries for some people. These are injuries that have a permanent effect on a person’s life and cause irreparable damages.

Spinal and brain injuries are just two examples of catastrophic injuries that require a high level of expertise to treat, and those treatments come at an exceptionally high cost. If you have sustained a catastrophic injury, we can help you recover damages.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

What makes an injury catastrophic? By definition, these types of injuries are ones that have an enormous impact on the lives of the injured person and their family. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Severe burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Neurological disorders
  • Multiple fractures
  • Accidental amputation

In many cases, these injuries cause a severe disruption to the body’s central nervous system. The consequences of these injuries may include:

  • Loss of movement
  • Loss of sensation
  • Impairment of cognitive or communicative abilities

Catastrophic injuries often require more than just hospital care and rehabilitation. In most cases, the injured person will require medical care and treatment for the rest of their life.

Who is Liable?

Determining who is responsible for a catastrophic injury can be a difficult task. Typically, one party will be involved directly at the scene of the accident. However, there may also be other parties who are not directly involved, but at least partially responsible for the incident.

Due to the extensive cost of catastrophic injuries, it is essential for the victim to identify all of the parties who may be responsible for the incident. An experienced attorney like the personal injury defense team at Martin & Lerda will know how to investigate the facts of this type of case and how to determine which parties are responsible.

The cost of the care and treatment needed can be astronomical, and the permanent impact the injury has on the individual’s life can be devastating. While financial compensation cannot replace the quality of life lost or the emotional suffering caused by the injury, it can help ease the financial burden the injury has caused.

At Martin and Lerda, our attorneys are experienced with injuries of this nature. We understand the permanent impact of catastrophic injuries, and have helped clients recover the damages they are entitled to by law. We can advise you of your rights and help you determine the best course of action to take to obtain the compensation you deserve.  See us today for a free consultation and begin the healing process.