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For many people involved in car collisions, bike accidents, train accidents, or pedestrian accidents, the chances of a catastrophic injury are great, and the consequences will likely affect them for the rest of their lives. Depending on the type of injury and accident, the damage caused by a catastrophic injury will change the lives of the injured person and their family.
At Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, we are ready to help you work through the lawsuit. Your loved one, who has suffered catastrophic injuries, deserves their necessary needs taken care of for the rest of their lives. If your loved one is recovering from a catastrophic injury, contact us today at 888-848-5084 or contact us online.
What Is A Catastrophic Injury?
Unfortunately, there is no clear definition of a catastrophic injury, either medically or legally. If you look through medical journal websites or other sources, such as the Mayo Clinic and John Hopkins Medicine, a definition of catastrophic injury does not appear.
The term catastrophic injury is a generic term commonly used to describe physical trauma that requires significant medical intervention and can potentially cause long-term complications. Using this definition, the same or similar injuries may not be considered catastrophic as applied to different people. As a result, medical professionals can help determine the degree of injury that you or a loved one may have suffered.
Why Does It Matter If The Injury Is Considered Catastrophic?
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may wonder why you would want to ensure the injury is “catastrophic.” The number one reason you would want to ensure your injury is considered catastrophic is that the damage amount received can generally be much higher than in other types of cases.
When determining if the injuries will be considered catastrophic, the medical professionals involved in the case will look at the available medical evidence, the need for an expert witness testimony, and the damages the injured party may want to recover from the injury. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, it is your right to be able to seek compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Make sure your first step is to consult with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney.
Things That May Be Covered With Catastrophic Injury Settlements
The individual who has suffered the catastrophic injury will likely have medical bills throughout the remainder of their life. These bills will almost constantly stream in and need payment. If the injured individual successfully sues the individual who caused the injury, then either the defendant or their insurance will be liable for those medical expenses.
But, there are additional costs that may not occur to most. These costs include a ramp or house modifications for the injured individual, in-home care, modifications to their vehicle if they can eventually drive again, transportation to and from medical appointments, and other assistive technology, if necessary.
With the extreme changes in the injured individual’s life that will likely occur, the costs of these changes will also carry a heavy price tag.
Orange County Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
To ensure that you and your family can properly care for the individual who has recently suffered from a catastrophic injury, you will want to make certain you have experienced and dedicated attorneys fighting on your behalf. The amount of damages that are generally available in these types of cases is large, and we want to help ensure that you are not leaving anything on the table.
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