Catastrophic injuries refer to serious injuries that literally are catastrophic as a result of the impact that they have on the person who suffered the injuries. In Pennsylvania, as in the rest of the nation, the person injured because of the negligent action or inaction taken on the part of a person or organization, has the right to sue for compensation that will pay for medical damages, pain and suffering, and other types of damages related to the accident that should never have happened.
Examples of Serious Personal Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries – TBIs are a common result of motor vehicle crashes. Traumatic brain injury survivors can develop permanent behavior, cognitive, or social problems due to the damage that their brain sustained in the crash. These problems can affect their ability to earn a living, maintain once healthy relationships, and their sense of health and well-being.
Spinal Cord Injuries – These types of injuries can affect the brain or central nervous system, negatively affecting the way a person thinks, or his or her ability to even use his body. The most severe of spinal cord injuries involve the severing of the spinal cord, causing paraplegia or quadriplegia. Other spinal cord injuries involve dislocation or fractures of the vertebrae.
Burns – A burn victim will suffer horrific pain as they recover. They may need many skin graft surgeries. Burn victims also must contend with scarring and the emotional issues that can result from being disfigured.
Other Serious Injuries – Amputations, internal organ damage, blindness or deafness are also considered catastrophic injuries. All of these horrific injuries will have a devastating impact on the life of the victim and the lives of their loved ones.
If your catastrophic injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have legal basis to sue for compensation that can provide you with the money you need to pay for your medical treatment, possibly for the rest of your life.
Cases involving catastrophic injury are complex; involving questions around the type of medical care you need now, the potential future medical care you will need, the cost of losing your ability to earn a living, the cost of loss of quality of life, and more.
Discuss Your Situation With an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Pennsylvania: (610) 565-0240
The Law Offices of John E. Kusturiss, Jr., in Media, Pennsylvania, represents clients who have suffered grievous harm due to the negligence or careless actions on the part of someone else. We have extensive experience pursuing justice on behalf of injured people who will need significant medical treatment in order to recover their health and ability to live a good life.
Please call for a free initial consultation with an attorney who will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, help you understand your rights, and explain your options.
In addition to representing clients who experienced serious, long-lasting injuries, we represent clients in wrongful death claims, along with criminal defense and family law cases. We work with clients throughout Springfield, Chester, Upper Darby, Ridley Park, Newtown Square, and Havertown, PA.