The severity of an injury caused in an accident can range from minor to catastrophic. In general, a catastrophic injury is one that causes lasting or permanent damage, or that threatens the life of the victim.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
One example would be an individual who suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in a car accident and falls into a coma or a persistent vegetative state. Because the TBI alters the individual’s ability to live their life as before, it is considered to be catastrophic.
Spinal cord injuries are another type of catastrophic injury. When a person suffers a serious back injury that causes damage to their spinal cord, they could lose feeling and mobility below the area of injury temporarily or permanently. Paralysis of any kind always alters a person’s life.
Other kinds of catastrophic injuries include severely broken bones and compound fractures, severe burns, and scarring injuries.
The first thing anyone should do after suffering such an injury is to get immediate medical attention, regardless of whether or not they have insurance. A skilled Clearwater personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Carey Leisure Carney can help the victim file a claim and fight for fair compensation of all financial, physical, and emotional damages. We offer a free initial consultation, so call now to make an appointment.
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Attorneys Tom Carey and Jodi Leisure are both certified specialists in civil trial law through the state bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. As such, they have dedicated a large portion of their time and effort to personal injury trial cases. Our team is more than qualified to litigate your case to a fair verdict. We have recovered millions for past clients, as evident in our membership with the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.
Contact us at (727) 799-3900 for a free no-obligation consultation and case evaluation.