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Lasting Effects of Catastrophic Injuries

Lasting Effects of Catastrophic Injuries

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 long-term consequences.

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.


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