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Catastrophic Injury 

Catastrophic injuries change the course of people’s lives. Dreams and hopes are derailed as victims must adjust to a new, compromised way of life. Fortunately, many victims of catastrophic injuries have recourse against those who have harmed them.

Through a personal injury claim or lawsuit, an individual who suffers a catastrophic injury can seek damages from another party. However, the compensation process requires that the victim demonstrate that that party caused their injury through negligent, reckless or intentional behavior.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury causes long-term damage that prevents a person from engaging in normal activities. The injured individual may no longer be able to provide for him- or herself financially or even take care of basic needs.

Many types of events can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as:

  • Aviation accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Traffic accidents
  • Work accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Intentional violence
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Other premises-liability incidents

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you may be entitled to seek damages for your losses. When a catastrophic injury is involved, those losses may be significant.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries and Associated Losses

Catastrophic injuries may be horrific outcomes of reckless or negligent behavior and forever alter a person’s life. Injuries that are considered catastrophic include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Fractured or crushed bones
  • Eye injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Loss of digits
  • Amputations
  • Severe internal damage
  • Loss of an organ
  • Paralysis

Sadly, many victims of catastrophic injuries eventually succumb to their wounds but only after an extended period of suffering and expensive medical treatment.

Justice Through Compensation

Justice through compensation is available for victims of catastrophic injuries. They can pursue funds that will help them build a future despite their injuries.

Monetary Compensation

Victims of catastrophic injuries can seek monetary compensation for a variety of expenditures and monetary losses, including:

  • Medical treatment
  • Hospital stays
  • Medication
  • Lost income from time off work
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Expenses related to modifications made to the home and to automobiles
  • Expenses related to the hiring of home care workers to help around the house

If property damage was involved, the injured party may seek compensation to cover the property as well.

Contact DLL Law to discuss your case. Together, we can explore your options for pursuing compensation.

Nonmonetary Compensation

Not all losses are financial in nature. Emotional and psychological losses are just as impactful as monetary losses and include:

  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of consortium

In cases where the injuring party acted maliciously or willfully, the victim may also be entitled to punitive damages.

Someone on Your Side After a Catastrophic Injury

You can trust our team of attorneys to fight hard to get you justice. Contact DLL Law today.


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