When to Call a Catastrophic Injury Attorney
When a person has an injury, it can be a scary, painful, and traumatic experience. However, some of the injuries that people go through are worse than others. Bruises and cuts, for example, might be painful at the time, but in a few weeks they get better and the person can move on with their life.
When an injury is extreme, causing disability or chronic pain, it causes the person's lifestyle to shift. If you experience an injury that causes you to undergo lifelong treatment, this might be considered "catastrophic". Below, we will be talking about some examples of these injuries and when you should think about contacting a catastrophic injury attorney.
Burns can be caused by all kinds of accidents, from car accidents to fires to electrical issues. Burns can often cause disfigurement, extreme pain, and the need for long-term care.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Also referred to as TBIs, these can happen when there is an injury to the brain. TBIs usually happen when an individual's head or brain is subject to blunt force trauma. TBIs can cause a host of side effects, including impaired cognitive function, memory loss, and loss of motor function.
Losing a limb in an accident can change your life forever. It can also pose a severe physical and emotional challenge for the person who lost the limb. It even affects the lives of the individual's loved ones.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injury
These catastrophic injuries can happen at any time, but some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Truck, car, or bike accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Falls from great heights
- Sports or recreational activities
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products or services
If you have a catastrophic injury that requires you to get compensation for things like medical expenses, long-term medical care, medications, physical therapy, nursing care, or even counseling, a catastrophic injury attorney can help you get the funds you need, if someone else was at fault for the accident.
The attorney can not only help you get compensation, but also deal with things you might not be able to deal with right now, such as police reports, medical records, and investigation techniques.
If you have suffered a serious catastrophic injury due to someone else's negligence and you need someone who is going to stand up for you and your rights, contact Sloat Law for more information or for a free case evaluation.