Any injury a person sustains can change their life. Even something as simple as a cut can leave a scar and affect a person’s self-confidence. That said, there are a group of injuries that are much more likely to cause lasting damage and issues than others. These are serious injuries often referred to as catastrophic injuries.
The Short- and Long-Term Impacts of Catastrophic Injuries Can Be Serious
Due to the fact that catastrophic injuries are so serious, it is no surprise that they can permanently impact the lives not just of the victim but of their loved ones. Catastrophic injuries have serious, long-term effects that can lead to permanent disabilities. These injuries are life-altering and can be overwhelming from a financial, emotional, and physical standpoint. If you or a loved one has suffered this type of injury then you should talk to a personal injury attorney to see if they can help with the economic burden.
The Most Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury is one that has effects that last for months or years. While any type of injury can technically be classified as a catastrophic injury if the symptoms last long enough, there are some types of injuries that are most commonly classified as catastrophic. This includes brain injuries, paralysis, paraplegia, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, and neck injuries.
The Ongoing Costs of Catastrophic Injuries
When a person suffers from this type of injury they can be unable to work for an extended period of time or perhaps forever. They likely require significant medical care and may need help learning how to live their life the way they used to. This all costs money and it is common for the average health insurance policy to only cover a fraction of these costs.
A Personal Injury Attorney May Be Able to Help with the Financial Burden
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we unfortunately do not have a time machine with which to go back in time and help you not suffer the injury at all. However, we may be able to help you deal with the financial burden. It all depends on how the injury happened and who was at fault.
If you or your loved one was injured in a car accident that was the fault of someone else, then you already know who is at fault. However, if your case is not that simple there may be options for you. For example, if a person fell down while walking down the sidewalk, they may assume that no one was at fault. But was the pavement flat? Were there obstacles on the road?
Depending on how the accident occurred there may be relief for you. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker now at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation and learn what your options are.