Catastrophic injuries include severe burn injuries, brain and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, organ damage, and loss of eyesight. These types of injuries often result in permanent disability as in the case where a limb has been lost, blindness has been incurred, or paralysis has resulted. A catastrophic injury can necessitate a lifetime of medical care, or repeated reconstructive surgeries. Injuries that require significant medical treatment or long-term or lifetime permanent disfigurement, impairment or
disability can be considered catastrophic personal injuries. Injuries this severe cause permanent disability, significant suffering, and substantially shorten an injured person’s lifespan up to and including premature death of the victim.
Due to their serious nature, catastrophic injuries often require a lifetime of ongoing medical treatment and personal care, especially if the accident victim is disabled and in need of permanent personal assistance. These types of injuries can be devastating to a family and many times result in the need for 24 hour care and assistance of the victim by family members and hired professionals.
Part of the personal injury claims process or lawsuit in such cases will involve detailed financial projections of the future costs connected with such medical expenses, the costs of the individual’s loss of income, projected loss of future income, and value placed on his or her pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of enjoyment of life. Sawl Law Group is experienced in handling all of these complex factors in any catastrophic injury case; we are committed to fighting aggressively to secure the financial future of injured persons and their families throughout California. Your initial consultation is absolutely free, so contact our offices today or fill out our online evaluation form. We look forward to reviewing your legal options with you.