One accident can alter the course of your entire life, especially if you sustain catastrophic injuries as a result. Catastrophic injuries are serious injuries that result in significant impairments and/or disfigurement that completely change the life of the injured party. People who are seriously injured (or their family members) should seek the counsel of a catastrophic injury attorney as soon as possible following the injury to help preserve their right to collect full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain, and suffering, and other damages.
A catastrophic injury is one that is so severe that it has long-term consequences for the victim in terms of quality of life and overall health concerns. While catastrophic injuries are difficult for the victim, they are also difficult for the victim’s immediate family, including spouses and children/grandchildren.
Catastrophic injuries cause the victim to become severely debilitated, often resulting in permanent injuries that require life-long assistance and care. Some examples of catastrophic injuries:
These are just a few of the catastrophic injuries that may occur from different situations on the roadway, at work, in a doctor’s office or hospital, or as a result of using a defective product. Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), crushed and broken bones, organ damages, and burns and disfigurements are all associated with catastrophic accidents.
It is important for victims of catastrophic injuries to get the maximum amount of compensation possible since many of these injuries require modifications to the victim’s home in order to accommodate the person’s new needs. Compensation should also account for things such as adaptive medical equipment, medical supplies, medication, and ongoing care at a nursing facility or in-home. Medical needs now and in the future should be considered.
Compensation may include:
The clock on catastrophic injury claims begins ticking as soon as the injury is sustained. In Pennsylvania, claimants in these types of situations have two years from the date of the discovery of the injury to file their claims. Reach out to the Media catastrophic injury attorneys at the Dan Doyle Law Firm for help with your claim. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730.