Catastrophic Injuries: Our Lawyers Help Victims And Their Families
While all injuries have the potential to be life-changing, some injuries are particularly debilitating in nature. In legal terms, these types of severe, life-altering injuries are known as “catastrophic injuries” and, sadly, they affect thousands of individuals every year. In many personal injury cases, catastrophic injuries don’t just affect victims; they also affect the victim’s family members who must now change their lives to care for their loved one.
If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury due to another person, company, or entity’s negligence, we can help. Our attorneys are prepared to help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed.
Examples Of Catastrophic Injuries
There are a wide variety of injuries that may be considered catastrophic. Essentially, any injury that requires extensive medical treatment, affects the victim’s ability to obtain gainful employment, and otherwise alters the victim’s life can be catastrophic.
Examples of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Partial or total loss of hearing
- Partial or total loss of vision
- Torn muscles/ligaments
- Internal organ damage
- Multiple broken bones
These and other types of catastrophic injuries usually require extensive—and costly—medical attention. In many cases, victims will need indefinite ongoing care, including both physical and cognitive rehabilitation therapy. They will likely be unable to return to work for some time and, in some cases, may never be able to earn a living again due to their injuries. As such, the financial cost of a catastrophic injury can easily exceed tens of millions of dollars over the course of the victim’s lifetime. And, of course, this is nothing to say of the immense physical and emotional costs associated with such an injury.
Compassionate, Client-Focused Representation
At Garau Germano, P.C., we understand what you and your family are going through. Facing the aftermath of a catastrophic injury is never easy; attempting to navigate the legal process on top of everything else you are dealing with can be overwhelming. Because of this, our firm is committed to handling every aspect of your case. Contact us through our website or call us at 317-643-4232.