COMMON CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
Some of the common catastrophic injuries include:
CAUSES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
Catastrophic injuries can be caused by several accidents and situations. Some common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
A majority of the causes of catastrophic injuries can be prevented. For example, a person who acquires a traumatic brain injury as a result of a defective product can hold the manufacturing company liable in a personal injury lawsuit. Employers and drivers can also be held liable for these types of injuries if the injuries occurred on the job or the driver is at fault for a car accident.
CONSEQUENCES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
Some of the long-term consequences of catastrophic injuries are:
- Financial loss
- Substantial physical and emotional pain
- Relationship strains
A catastrophic injury will impact a person’s finances for a long period of time. A victim of a catastrophic injury will have to pay for extensive medical expenses for services like surgeries, medications, lab tests, and physical therapy. Additional medical expenses for services like rehabilitation and home care will result in thousands of dollars, potentially for the rest of their lives.
In addition to the large amounts of expanding medical expenses, many victims of catastrophic injuries are limited in their ability to make a living. The victim is no longer able to work or make an income, and finds themselves in an impossible situation of paying for expensive medical procedures without any way to make any income and maintain those medical expenses.
SUBSTANTIAL PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL PAIN
In addition to a loss of income and the ability to work, victims of catastrophic injuries will experience a significant amount of physical and emotional pain. The pain and lifelong trauma of the emotional pain can last as long as the physical pain associated with the injury. In extreme cases, victims of catastrophic injuries can experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This type of disorder requires victims to be treated for cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, rehabilitation, and other medical services.
The physical and emotional toll of a catastrophic injury victim is not the only change that comes with the injury. Family and friends must adapt to the changes in the person’s lifestyle, from providing additional support for the victim to dealing with the victim’s emotional changes.
CONTACT AN ALLENTOWN CATASTROPHIC INJURY ATTORNEY TODAY
The Allentown catastrophic injury attorneys at the Dan Doyle Law Group have a strong track record of helping catastrophic injury victims recover the compensation they deserve. To learn more about how our attorneys can help you or your loved one obtain justice for your injuries, call us today at 215-987-3730 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.