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How Do I Know if My Injury Is “Catastrophic?”

While all cases that warrant a personal injury lawsuit involve serious damage, some injuries are in a league of their own. Catastrophic injuries are typically caused by major accidents and have disastrous, life-changing effects. In fact, many people who suffer catastrophic injuries develop lifelong disabilities and health problems as a result.

Common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Accidental amputation
  • Major burns
  • Severe bone fractures
  • Concussions
  • Spine and back injuries (including soft tissue damage)

Proving Negligence in Catastrophic Injury Cases

As in other personal injury cases, catastrophic injuries occur because of the negligence of another person. This can occur in cases of medical malpractice, serious car or truck accidents, poorly maintained properties and machinery, animal bites, toxic chemical exposure, and more. While the level of negligence or recklessness may be the same, catastrophic injuries are defined by the severity of the damage done.

If your injury can be considered catastrophic, you will likely experience a greater financial burden because of your injury and you may be able to pursue greater compensation for damages, including intangible damages such as pain and suffering.

Speak to a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta Today

Sadly, most catastrophic injuries are avoidable when proper care and caution are exercised by employers, doctors, drivers, etc. There are some instances in which “freak accidents” can happen, but the majority of severe physical injuries occur in part due to the oversight or negligence of another person. At Pratt Clay LLC, it is our mission to help you hold the responsible parties accountable for the effects of their reckless behavior. We know how to do what it takes to get you the help you need and seek compensation for the personal and financial cost of your catastrophic injury.

Call our Atlanta personal injury lawyers at (404) 998-5258 or request your free case evaluation right away by sending us your information.