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Catastrophic Injury Explained

In a car accident, everything could happen and unimaginable possibilities could be recorded. Especially, when we are talking about sustenance of injuries as car accidents could result in multiple injuries ranging from open to closed wounds that could affect one's muscular system, neurological system, as well as the inside organs which could be fatal, and if fortunate enough to survive a severe crash, a victim could be bed-ridden for few months in the hospital for him/her to be fully recuperated. 

Car accidents doesn't only affect the well-being of an individual but as well as his/her financial status as recuperation put one in to a full rest hence, unproductive, it result in potential loss of income and this doesn't stop from there as sprouting of post-recuperation conditions and pain should be considered too and render patient to spend again on these specific pains on neck, joints, and brain. 

But its most peak form is called catastrophic injury, it is a state of injury specifically located at spine, spinal cord region, and brain according to the definition provided by American Medical Association (AMA). In addition, they are called catastrophic injuries as they tend to cause a change in a patient's life. Since these damages are specifically located in sensitive and important regions, they would definitely affect a patient's quality of life and may not even perform his/her job well or affects productivity than before the accident even after full recovery. 

Forms of Catastrophic Injuries 

Note that most catastrophic injuries are located or affects the central nervous system or skeletal system as given that these injuries' consequences changes one's life. It happens in an instant, changes life after that day. Here are some notable injuries that are known for altering a life:

Injuries such as:

  • Traumatic Brain injuries (TBI)

  • Exposure to leaking of car's corrosive chemicals such as burning fuel and etc. following an accident 

  • Injuries on spinal cord

  • Amputation and Joint dislocation

It is true that car accidents are known for sustenance of catastrophic injuries but doesn't mean that other accident cant. There are other accidents that second the rate of car accidents in occurrence of catastrophic injuries such that is relating to jobs and hobbies such as: 

Some of the other types of accidents leading to a catastrophic injury are:

  • Drowning from swimming

  • Defective consumable products 

  • Failure of Medical Apparatus

  • Medical Malpractice

Compensation 

Most verdicts and possible compensation value are over 6 figures when talking about sustenance of catastrophic injuries as this concern potential lifetime loss of salary, emotional and physical suffering, and even possible loss of life. As once mentioned, people who have accepted the fact that they were disabled or not productive anymore, they would trade that fact for money to live comfortable enough or live on their own means following the consequences of those accident. 

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible case of amputation because of a driver has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices and can help you sort things out legally rather than settling over cash offer without damage calculation and future's regards. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation. 

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