Catastrophic injuries are injuries that are so severe they cause lifelong harm to those who sustain them. Typically, these types of injuries present victims with permanent damage and often require long-term medical attention and/or rehabilitation.
Catastrophic injuries usually occur due to another person’s negligence. It’s typical for these kinds of injuries to happen suddenly, without warning.
Read on to learn the most common reasons why catastrophic injuries occur.
Catastrophic Injury Causes
There are a number of different ways that a catastrophic injury can occur. The most common reasons why catastrophic injuries happen are due to the following:
While the aforementioned are some of the most common reasons that people endure catastrophic injuries, there are also other ways that people can become catastrophically injured. Although these causes aren’t seen as often as the other reasons listed above, some more common ways that people are injured catastrophically are as follows:
- Slips and falls
- Acts of violence
- Medical malpractice
- Work-related injuries
While these types of injuries aren’t limited to, the following, some of the most common kinds of catastrophic injuries are:
- Birth injury
- Neck and spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Facial injury
- Chronic pain
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Profound emotional or mental impairments
- Permanent or severe nerve damage
- Neurological issues
- Crushed or punctured bones or organs
Let Us Help You
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that resulted in catastrophic injuries, our team may be able to help. Our attorneys at Scarlett Law Group are highly skilled in personal injury law—particularly catastrophic injuries. Don’t wait—contact our office with your case right away!
Contact Scarlett Law Group at (415) 688-2176 to learn how we can assist you.