What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Posted By Law Offices of Joel Parker || 4-Aug-2016

If you are lucky, any injury you experience due to the negligence of another will be minor, perhaps requiring a week’s rest at most. But in certain situations, no amount of preparation or carefulness can prepare you for the impact an accident or incident will have on your life. The only way to describe the worst kinds of injuries imaginable is catastrophic.

By definition, a catastrophic injury is any wound that causes immediate life-threatening symptoms or has the potential to permanently impact the victim for the rest of their life. Particularly violent incidents, such as car accidents and construction accidents, are often the causes of catastrophic injuries, but such an injury can occur anywhere. Young children and elders are particularly susceptible to catastrophic injury, and people must be deliberately cautious around them.

Injuries that are considered catastrophic include:

Extreme Injuries Require Maximized Compensation

Catastrophic injury cases pose considerable difficulties when compared to most other personal injury claims. Insurance companies are always hesitant to pay large sums of money to injured parties, even when they know that their customer is to blame for what happened. Catastrophic injury claims are often the most expensive to fulfill, even more so than a wrongful death claim, due to the fact that the plaintiff required emergency medical attention or surgery, and will continue to need hospitalization, rehabilitation, or specialized medications for the rest of their life. Everything can add up to hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars in costs needed to keep the victim of the catastrophic injury healthy and as happy as they can be.

At the Law Offices of Joel Parker, I have handled numerous catastrophic injury cases throughout my 40+ years of legal experience. I understand the pain and suffering people go through when they have been permanently or dramatically wounded. It is my goal to provide excellent, uncompromising legal service that does everything possible to win my clients every single penny they deserve from the liable party. Call 888.763.9578 to set up a free consultation with a San Fernando Valley personal injury attorney today.

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