A construction worker on the job falls off of a ladder, landing on his back and injuring his spine. A high school student riding a bicycle gets hit by a drunk driver and thrown onto the road. An infant suffers irreversible brain damage at birth because of a medical provider’s mistake.
While no one wants to dwell on the possibility, anybody can experience a catastrophic injury at any point during their life. A catastrophic injury is one that permanently prevents an individual from having the same quality of life that they did before their injury occurred.
Catastrophic injuries are typically caused by damage to the brain, spine, or spinal cord, which can inhibit short and long-term functionality of an individual and lead to a lifetime of medical treatment and expenses. Oftentimes, catastrophic injuries result from unexpected accidents that were caused by someone other than the injured individual.
Common types of catastrophic injuries include:
- Birth or delivery injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limb/amputation
- Facial injuries
- Nerve, neurological, or mental damage
- Chronic pain
Common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Traffic accidents (such as motorcyclist, car, semi-truck, and boating accidents)
- On-the-job accidents
- Pedestrian or serious bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective devices or products
- Sports injuries
- Violent crime
Individuals with catastrophic personal injuries that were caused by someone else’s wrongdoing deserve compensation for the pain, suffering, and expenses that they are forced to endure.
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Baron & Herskowitz are happy to answer any questions you may have about our firm, our services, and our cases. Contact us today to discuss the details of your personal injury case, and find out whether we’re the right firm for you.