The Most Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2019 | Firm News |

Sustaining any kind of injury is generally a traumatic and overwhelming
experience, especially once the medical bills start to pile up. Catastrophic
injuries fall under the umbrella of personal injury, but are substantially
worse since they tend to result in long-term and, oftentimes, lifelong
effects that forever alter a person’s life. Unlike most other personal
injuries, victims of catastrophic injuries typically cannot expect to
achieve a full recovery from their injuries. Some of the most common catastrophic
injuries include severe or disfiguring burns, amputation injuries, traumatic
brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, the loss of sight or hearing, crushed
bones, punctured organs, and gunshot wounds.

Catastrophic injuries can happen at any time and be caused by any number
of circumstances. However, some are more common than others.
Below is a list of some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries:

  • Semi-truck collisions with cars
  • Pedestrians, motorcyclists, or bicyclists being struck by cars or trucks
  • Boating accidents
  • Sports accidents, such as youth football
  • Falls from great heights
  • Fires and explosions
  • Medical malpractice
  • Jet ski accidents
  • Defective products
  • Violent crimes

Generally, accidents that result in neck and spinal cord injuries are considered
the most serious types of catastrophic injuries since they often lead
to paralysis, whether it be partial or total, which would require long-term
medical care and physical therapy. A traumatic brain injury, however,
can leave a survivor with debilitating cognitive or emotional issues that
can forever impact his or her daily life. In fact, it is not uncommon
for those who suffer from severe traumatic brain injuries to have to re-learn
basic tasks, including feeding themselves or motor functions, such as
walking and speaking. Traumatic brain injuries are not only difficult
for survivors to cope with, but for their friends and family as well,
especially in cases where they have severe emotional problems and memory loss.

Regardless of the type of catastrophic injury one sustains, however, he
or she will be faced with some serious challenges and likely require lifelong
medical care, rehabilitation, and would likely be unable to sustain gainful
employment. This is why filing a catastrophic injury claim is crucial.
The compensation you receive could cover the costs of your present and
future medical bills, including any ongoing care or live-in assistance
you need, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Make sure you hire
a catastrophic injury attorney to stand up to the insurance company, so
you do not have to bear the burden of your injury’s costs on your own.

Skilled Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Atlanta

If you or a loved one suffered a serious catastrophic injury, you have
the right to file a personal injury claim to obtain fair and just compensation
for your injuries, but it is imperative that you hire an experienced attorney
to represent you as your legal advocate. At Pratt Clay, LLC in Atlanta,
our experienced catastrophic injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting
on behalf of those who have been wrongfully injured and will do what is
necessary to ensure the responsible party is held accountable for their actions.

Backed by a proven track record of success that includes million-dollar
results for our clients, you can rest assured that your case will be in
good hands with our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team. When you
choose to work with us, you will receive personalized solutions, accessibility
to the attorney handling your case, and an extensive network of industry
experts in a variety of fields.

Get started on your
catastrophic injury case today and
reach out to our law firm at 404-566-9460 to request your free initial case
evaluation with one of our attorneys.