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What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

 Catastrophic InjuriesWhat Are Catastrophic Injuries?

A personal injury can disrupt your life for weeks, months, and even a few years. However, in the world of personal injury law, some injuries are far more serious. Read on to learn more about catastrophic injury, and see how the right lawyer can help you put your life back together.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

From a legal perspective, there are personal injuries, and then there are catastrophic injuries. While a personal injury may be recoverable, catastrophic injuries are typically permanent. Catastrophic injuries are severe, and mark a turning point in the lives of the victims. There is a life “before the accident” and a life “after the accident”.

Common examples of catastrophic injuries include paralysis, amputation, and traumatic brain injuries. Catastrophic injuries are for life, and there may be little to no means of recovery or treatment. Instead, medical attention will be diverted towards helping the victim learn to cope and relearn how to live his or her life.

Why Should I File A Personal Injury Claim?

Catastrophic injuries are serious, and even if you were “lucky” enough to only experience a less-than-catastrophic personal injury, you should still lawyer up. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay out of your own pocket. 

With the help of a lawyer, you can get compensation and closure. While no amount of money can make up for a catastrophic injury, it can help you deal with your new living situation. After your injury, you may not be able to return to work for a long time – if at all. Financial damages can lessen the blow.

Why Can’t I Count On Insurance?

With most injuries, people expect their insurance provider to step in and help out. While this is how things are supposed to work, there’s no guarantee that your insurance provider will pay on time, or enough.

Unfortunately, many insurance companies make a profit by sitting on money for as long as possible and generating interest. While the ethics of this are debatable, the bottom line is you may be left waiting for money that’s meant to be used for your medical and long term care.

What Can A Lawyer Do For Me?

Between your medical bills and your battle with insurance, you may not even have time to focus on your actual recovery. Fortunately, a lawyer can help you battle against your insurance provider so you get the money you need, when you need it. A lawyer can also help you seek compensation from whatever party caused your injury in the first place.

As a personal injury lawyer like our friends at Council & Associates, LLC can explain, a catastrophic injury means having to relearn how to live your life. Seeking financial compensation can soften the blow, and give you the time and money you need to plan your future.

What Should I Look For In A Lawyer?

Unfortunately, not all lawyers are created equal. Some are just in it for the money, and some only offer cookie-cutter solutions, even though every case is different. If you’ve been injured and you want to lawyer up, it’s important to get in touch with a firm that’s in your area. It’s also important to get in touch with a firm that has a great reputation for helping clients.


Don’t hesitate if you’ve been hurt. Do some searching and get in touch with a lawyer today.

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