Catastrophic injuries are the kind that leave a lasting impairment and drastically changes the course of the affected individuals’ lives. Loved ones and the victims who have experienced horrific injuries from the careless and negligent actions of others may be able to recover damages with the help of experienced legal representatives. While some losses may not be fully recoverable, compensation and a measure of justice may help bring a resolution and some closure.
Below are some reasons for which an individual may be able to claim compensation for a catastrophic injury:
- A very serious injury was caused by the negligence of another and has produced very large medical expenses for the victim. The required medical treatments may have involved multiple surgeries, lengthy hospital stays, a long rehabilitation period, extensive medication, plus lifelong and permanent need for a medical device.
- A victim may likely be eligible to receive compensation for loss of wages from all of the work missed due to the catastrophic injuries. Future lost wages may be included.
- Traumatic emotional distress can result from a devastating accident and the pain and suffering involved. The accident victim may be entitled to damages for these unfortunate consequences.