What is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is one that severely injures a person and leads to long-term, if not permanent, disability and disfigurement. While there is no exact legal definition of “catastrophic injury”, it often entails a difficult recovery process, multiple surgeries, and possibly a lifetime of medical treatment. A person suffering a catastrophic injury may also be unable to return to work, either in his or her chosen field or any field at all.
One of the key factors in whether an injury is designated as “catastrophic” is the debilitating nature of the injury, and the extent to which that debilitation is expected to continue. If the injured person will be unable to perform all of life’s functions on a long-term basis, and will require some level of assistance (live-in care, for example), then the injury is likely to be deemed “catastrophic”.
Another key factor is the impact that it has on the life and livelihood of the victim. Long-term injuries that result in some level of permanent disability and prevent the victim from earning a living (in the same or similar line of work they were in pre-injury) will likely be considered catastrophic. Some examples of injuries that might be considered “catastrophic” for purposes of an injury claim include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), injuries that result in partial or total paralysis, injuries that result in the loss of a limb, severe burn injuries, and injuries that result in disfigurement and significant scarring.
Why Scovern Law?
Scovern Law has over two decades of experience handling these complex cases and will not hesitate to take on powerful opponents when it is in your best interest. This includes manufacturers, major corporations, property owners and even public entities.
You deserve to be compensated for the injuries to you or your loved one and you deserve an attorney who will fight for what is right. If you or a member of your family has suffered a life-changing catastrophic injury or you have lost a loved one because of another party’s negligence or recklessness, contact us at 1.888.725.1890.