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What Makes An Injury Catastrophic?

Posted by Kaitlin Nares | Jul 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

Catastrophic injuries have the power to transform lives in an instant, often resulting from unexpected accidents and causing severe physical damage to the body. These injuries can be permanent, leaving little hope for full recovery and permanently altering one's quality of life. Today, we delve into the realm of catastrophic injuries, exploring their types, common causes, and how they can affect your legal rights.

Catastrophic injuries encompass a wide range of severe physical harm. Some of the most common types include:

  • Spinal cord damage resulting in paralysis

  • Amputation

  • Loss of hearing or sight

  • Facial injuries leading to deformity

  • Nerve damage

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Neurological damage

It's essential to note that there are other catastrophic injuries beyond this list. If an injury is long-lasting or permanent and significantly impacts your quality of life and ability to work, it may be classified as catastrophic.

When you suffer catastrophic injuries due to someone's negligence or wrongdoing, you are entitled to be "made whole" for your losses if your injury claim is successful. Whether you settle your case outside of court or file a lawsuit, you should receive compensation for all the damages you have endured.

Catastrophic injuries often result in more substantial damages. You may experience increased pain and suffering, higher medical bills, ongoing medical expenses, and a lifetime of lost wages. Therefore, the compensation you receive should be commensurate with the severity of your injuries and the magnitude of your losses.

Moreover, these injuries may significantly impact your relationships, ability to enjoy life, and mental well-being, leading to depression, anxiety, or personality changes. Compensation should account for these intangible losses as well.

Given the significant financial stakes involved in catastrophic injury cases, it is crucial to have an experienced lawyer representing you. They can navigate the complexities and ensure your rights are protected.

Auto accidents can be straightforward or complex. Regardless of which, it is in your best interests to speak to an auto accident attorney. At Hagen Nares PLLC, we work hard for our clients to obtain fair and just compensation. Contact us using our online form or by calling us directly at 720-772-8513 to schedule a Free Consultation today.

About the Author

Kaitlin Nares

Kaitlin Nares is a partner and founder of Hagen Nares PLLC. Kaitlin is known for her compassion, professionalism, and clear communication. Kaitlin co-founded Hagen Nares PLLC as the culmination of her passion for the law and her desire to help families that have been severely injured at no fault ...


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