Unlike ailments that can be treated and have a victim recover and resume normal life, catastrophic injuries are injuries that cause permanent damage or disability. These types of injuries can occur in any number of ways, and common examples include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Severe burns
- Loss of limb
- Injury to internal organs like the liver, spleen, and kidney
All of these injuries can result in overwhelming medical bills and permanent effects on your life, so it is more important than ever to seek help from an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney
What are the Most Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?
Catastrophic injuries can happen in many ways, some of which are the fault of other parties. Some examples of common causes include:
Automobile accidents — Some of the accidents that occur on the road, especially on highways, are so bad that they result in catastrophic injuries for victims, instantly altering their lives.
Medical mistakes during child delivery — An expecting mother and father are often overjoyed in going to the hospital ready to welcome their newborn baby. Unfortunately, in some cases, even with well-trained doctors and nurses, things could go wrong because of mistakes made during delivery. In many of those cases, the injury can be catastrophic and cause lifelong impairments for the child.
Defective or malfunctioning products — Whether it is a household appliance, automobile, prescription drug, or any other manufactured product, when any of these products are defective or malfunction, they can cause serious injuries that can be catastrophic.
What To Do If You Have Suffered a Catastrophic Injury
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, an experienced New Jersey personal injury and medical malpractice attorney can help you navigate the legal process to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Although all injuries can result in significant financial, physical, and emotional loss and suffering, the losses can be more extreme in catastrophic injuries, resulting in even higher costs and damages.
It is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to protect your rights by not just filing a case for you, but also fighting for the full amount of compensation you deserve for your catastrophic losses. Future or intangible losses can be difficult to prove, but the right lawyer can stand up for what you truly deserve.
Always make sure that you receive the emergency medical care you need, but never wait too long to reach out for legal assistance. There are time limits for personal injury cases, and you do not want to risk missing out on compensation from liable parties.
A New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you have reason to believe that someone else caused your catastrophic injuries, it is important that you contact our office and have an attorney review your situation and offer a free consultation.Scott Leonard is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney and has handled catastrophic personal injury cases throughout New Jersey for over 25 years. At Leonard Legal Group, we take on tough cases involving serious and life-changing injuries, and we have seen firsthand how extensive the losses from catastrophic injuries can be.