Before Hiring A Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Living through an accident can leave you with minor injuries such as cuts and scrapes, so more severe injuries like catastrophic injuries. These types of injuries might last for years, or an entire lifetime.
WHAT ARE CATASTROPHIC INJURIES?
According to the American Medical Association, a catastrophic injury is one that affects the brain, spine, spinal cord or even the skull.
MOST COMMON CAUSES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
Although there are a number of reasons for this type of injury, these are the most common:
Falling From Great Heights
Sports and Recreational Accidents
Medical Mistakes / Medical Malpractice
Bicycle or Motorcycle Accidents
Defective Medical Devices
DIFFERENT EXAMPLES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
- – Limb Loss: Not only can limb loss cause emotional and physical duress on the victim, but it can also be hard on their loved ones.
- – Spinal Cord Injury: A spinal cord injury can lead to respiratory and circulation problems, loss of bowel and bladder control, complete paralysis, exaggerated reflexes, spasms, and more.
- – Severe Burn Injury: This type of injury can cause infections, permanent disability, disfigurement, or limb loss.
- – Traumatic Brain Injury: A Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI can result in difficult life long results. From emotional issues to limited movement or even cognitive functions.
LIFETIME COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE INJURIES
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you might not realize, at first anyway, the amount of cost and care that will go into your life. Not only will you need to be taken care of on a daily basis, but the addition costs of lost wages, medications, nursing care, extra medical expenses, etc can be expensive.
This is one of the biggest reasons a person will hire a catastrophic injury attorney. The impact of this kind of injury could include many extra costs that you simply cannot pay.
In order to make sure you get the compensation you need, not only to take care of all of these extra costs but to try and live as comfortably as you can, you have to hire a catastrophic injury attorney to fight for you and your rights.
If you would like a free consultation about your catastrophic injury, contact Sloat & Nicholson at 303-447-1144 or 1-800-873-3202.
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