Catastrophic injuries include damage to the spine, spinal cord, or brain.
They can even include skull or spinal fractures. A personal injury becomes
catastrophic when they are fatal, cause permanent severe functional disability,
and cause serious head or neck trauma with no permanent disability. When
someone survives this type of intense damage, the injury tends to have
If you’re pursuing a personal injury claim for economic damages alone,
you could still be entitled to millions of dollars in medical bills, property
damage, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages. For example, if you were
involved in a car accident in your early 20s, and the collision caused
you to be paraplegic, you would need $2.2 million or more to compensate
you for everything over the course of a lifetime.
The younger the victim is, the higher the cost will be. A catastrophic
level injury would deprive a young person of potential wages for the rest
of their lifetime, which can be decades if they experience no other traumas
or serious diseases. Some catastrophic injuries can even prevent a person
from caring for themselves at all. Some traumatic brain injuries are so
severe they render the person comatose or unable to perform the functions
and duties they used to do before the accident.
In many cases, those with catastrophic injuries and their friends and family
will need to adjust to their change in lifestyle. For someone who will
rely on a wheelchair for transportation, he or she would need to alter
their living space to accommodate their new change in situation. This
alteration in a living space can cost another few thousand dollars.
If you or a loved one were catastrophically injured by the negligence or
carelessness of another person or group, don’t hesitate to call
us. Our skilled Greenville personal injury attorneys are dedicated to
helping the victims of negligence seek compensation for their injuries.
Let us see what we can do for you.
Contact us at (864) 408-8890 or fill out our online form to schedule a
free case consultation with us today.