Sustaining an injury from an accident is always upsetting, whether your injury was caused by a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall accident, a work accident or any other type of accident. Some injuries are so serious that they have a devastating, life-altering effect on you. These are known as catastrophic injuries.
When you or a loved one suffers a catastrophic injury, you’re probably facing many years in which you need medical care, rehabilitation, medical equipment and possibly ongoing nursing care. You may experience permanent disability which destroys your ability to work and greatly reduces your quality of life. If you don’t obtain adequate compensation, you may face overwhelming financial hardship.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Many types of injuries can result in devastating consequences and forever alter the course of your life. Catastrophic injuries include:
- Brain or head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputations or loss of the use of a limb
- Organ damage
- Loss of eyesight or hearing
- Disfiguring burns
Injuries such as these frequently lead to permanent disability and the need for ongoing medical care or rehabilitative therapy. Brain injuries may lead to permanent loss of cognitive abilities and may also cause memory loss, emotional problems or personality changes.
The Impact of Catastrophic Injuries
When a catastrophic injury is experienced after an unexpected occurrence, it impacts the lives of not just the victim but everyone in the family, including children. The victim may face continual medical visits or surgeries. It can be time-consuming and overwhelming for all concerned, not to mention financially devastating, especially if you’re the head of your household or if you’re responsible for caring for young children.
Most if not all victims of catastrophic injuries experience emotional trauma and loss of enjoyment of life as the result of their injuries. Some families find the strain of dealing with constant stress to be too much, which can cause broken marriages or difficulty in relationships.
If your injuries impacted your ability to walk, you may need to move or change your home to make it wheelchair accessible. If someone else caused your injury, your family shouldn’t have to take responsibility for this financial burden.
Getting Help from a California Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
If you or someone in your family has personally experienced a catastrophic injury, you already know how devastating this experience is. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The liable party could be a reckless driver, a property owner, the owner of an aggressive dog or your employer.
The best way to find out whether you may be able to obtain compensation is by contacting an expert in the field of California personal injury law. Contact Megeredchian Law by filling out the form on this page to set up a free case evaluation. We believe clients come first, and we can help you determine who may be liable for your catastrophic injury. We have a 99% success rate, and we’ll do everything we can to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.