Explaining Catastrophic Injuries

Although all injuries are serious, injuries categorized as “catastrophic” are far more severe. Catastrophic injuries are so severe because they have a life-changing impact on the victim that require ongoing medical support and treatments. The San Francisco catastrophic injury attorneys at Scarlett Law Group explain the different types of catastrophic injuries that can be sustained in an accident.  

If you or your loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury caused by another person, you have the right to seek compensation. Catastrophic injuries require extensive medical care and therapy. You and your loved ones shouldn’t have to pay the consequences for another person’s negligent behavior. Our legal team is ready to help you develop a strong case to help you get the compensation you deserve.  

Contact our San Francisco catastrophic injury lawyers today at (415) 688-2176 to schedule a free consultation!  

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries  

There are a wide variety of injuries that are considered catastrophic because they require life-long treatments. Many catastrophic injuries can also be very costly because they may require constant medical attention, injury accommodations, or equipment. However, medical expenses may vary depending on the injury sustained.  

Below are the most common types of catastrophic injuries sustained in an accident: 

  • Acoustic Trauma: This is when a person suffers from hearing injuries. When a person loses their hearing abilities, it can significantly affect their personal and professional life.  

  • Amputation: The loss of a limb can leave a person in pain and anguish for years. This injury requires extensive medical treatments and lifestyle accommodations.  

  • Blunt Force Trauma: This is when a person experiences a forceful impact on the body. One of the most common areas where people experience blunt force trauma is on their heads. A head injury can be severe because it can result in brain dysfunction.  

  • Burns and Disfigurements: Burn injuries often require extensive medical care. Third-degree burns are the most severe because they affect the tissues beneath the skin. Burn injuries create long-term effects, such as scars, disfigurement, or breathing issues.  

  • Crush Injuries: Crush injuries occur when a person experiences a forceful compression of a body part. This can cause significant damage to a person’s muscles, blood vessels, nerves, bones, and other tissues.  

  • Neck and Back Injuries: Neck and back injuries are catastrophic because damage in that area can significantly impact the function of the other regions in the body.  

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal cord injuries are also severe because they can affect the nerves that control the body’s ability to move. Severe spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis.  

  • Lost of Vision: Lost vision is a catastrophic injury because it requires victims to adapt to their loss of vision, and it can affect their ability to return to their daily routine or jobs.  

Catastrophic Injury Treatments  

When a person suffers a catastrophic injury, they don’t only experience severe pain, but they also experience long-term disabilities that don’t allow them to live a normal life. There are cases where people can seek full recovery for their injuries—for such reasons it’s best to have a medical expert start treatment as soon as possible to prevent recovery delays. However, it’s not always possible for victims of catastrophic injuries to obtain full recovery, but there are treatments and equipment that can help them accommodate their injuries. 

Seeking Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries 

Catastrophic injuries result in extensive medical bills, leaving families with nowhere to turn. If your loved one’s injuries were caused because of another person’s negligence, you might be able to obtain compensation. Negligence is one of the most common reasons why people are forced to seek compensation for their injuries.  

Negligence occurs when a person acts recklessly or carelessly, causing another person to suffer a serious injury. When a person fails to take the necessary measures to protect those around them, they are acting negligently. 

Common types of negligence include the following:  

  • Premises liability  

  • Toxic exposure  

  • Truck accidents  

  • Work-related accidents  

Items Recoverable from Negligent Parities  

Individuals who suffered catastrophic injuries caused by another are entitled to seek compensation. Below are some of the things that may be recoverable from a negligent party who caused a catastrophic injury: 

  • Diminished future earnings  

  • Lost wages due to the time off required from work 

  • Pain and suffering  

  • Pain and suffering  

  • Past and future medical care and treatments  

Call Our San Francisco Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Today!  

If you or your loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury, it is vital to obtain strong legal representation as quickly as possible. An experienced attorney can investigate your case and gather the evidence needed to prove that the negligent party should be held liable for their carelessness. An experienced attorney can help you develop a strong case so that you can focus on caring for your loved one.  

The San Francisco catastrophic injury attorneys at Scarlett Law Group have over 25 years of experience helping people injured throughout California. Our team believes that a strong case starts with the right advocate. Our team is here to tell your story and help you obtain the compensation you need to care for your loved one and your family. We have recovered millions of dollars on our clients’ behalf, and we are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.  

If you need legal assistance, contact our San Francisco catastrophic injury lawyers today at (415) 688-2176 to schedule a free consultation! 

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