Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
An accident big or small is surely going to inflict injuries to the people involved in the accident. The injuries might be non-serious bruises and wounds which might heal up with time and proper medical treatment. However not all injuries are that non-serious; some of the injuries might change the course of life for a human being. Injuries that forever impair the way of life of a human being are called as catastrophic injuries. Accidents and catastrophic injuries generally occur due to the negligence of a property owner, a vehicle driver or even a manufacturer. In case you have suffered a catastrophic injury and have lost a limb or have been restricted to the bed for life then Rory Law will ensure that justice is delivered to you and your losses are compensated by the insurance company or the individual or company that has been responsible for the accident and subsequent catastrophic injuries you have received.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Accidents that are severe in nature are the major cause of a catastrophic injuries is an impression that will be generally carried by people. However this is not true. A simple fall in a grocery store due to wet floor might damage the spinal cord of a person and he or she might be restricted to bed for the rest of life. There are high chances of a catastrophic injury in car and truck accidents since these accidents are a major reason of brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns and in many cases amputations.
Slips and falls are a major cause of TBIs – Traumatic Brain Injuries and spinal cord injuries that might have long term and life changing effects on a person’s lifestyle. Medical malpractice is another major cause for catastrophic injuries which might be caused due to surgical errors, misdiagnosis or negligence.
Construction sites are the most dangerous sites to work in. Falling from heights or heavy material falling on a person due to absence of security measures are major causes of Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. These falls and falling objects might even cause wrongful death of an individual. Electrocution on construction sites is another major reason for catastrophic injuries.
Swimming pool accidents, jet-ski accidents, contact sports accidents, horse riding are yet another reason for catastrophic accidents that might leave a life changing impact on a human being making him incapable of performing normal tasks of life and pursuing his career that has been earning him bread and butter.
Types of Catastrophic injuries
A person who has sustained catastrophic injuries will need care and rehabilitation for the rest of his life since these injuries severely inhibit the quality of life of a human being. A catastrophic injury is one that make a person paralyzed for life due to injuries sustained in the head or spinal cord. In case someone has to undergo amputation of one of the limbs after being involved in an accident will be listed as a catastrophic injury. Loss of hearing and loss of sight fall under the category of a catastrophic injury. Damage to the nerves, brain, skull and concussions are classified as catastrophic injuries owing to their effect on human lifestyle. Internal bleeding, injuries to internal organs, severe burns, emotional trauma and diminished quality of life all fall under catastrophic injury.
Consequences of Catastrophic injuries
A person’s life is altered for the rest of his life. He or she might not be able to perform normal life functions after sustaining catastrophic injuries. Piling medical bills accrued right after the accident and for post-accident treatment and rehabilitation might leave a person bankrupt. The medical expenses will sometimes continue for the rest of life.
A person suffering catastrophic injuries might not be able to return to work for a long time or might not be able to work for the rest of his or her life. Which have a deep rooted impact not only on the individual’s life but also on the life of people who are dependent on the person who has suffered these catastrophic injuries.
Pain and suffering along with the inability to live a normal life will be a fact that the person needs to live for the rest of his or her life in case of a catastrophic injury. In case there is an amputation or severe burns the disfigurement will surely lead to loss of self-esteem and confidence which might further lead to stress and depression inside the human being. Rory Law is one legal firm that has the expertise to deliver justice to people who have suffered catastrophic injuries in their life.
Things to do in case of a catastrophic injury
In case you or one of your loved ones is involved in an accident and have sustained catastrophic injury make sure to seek medical attention before doing anything else. Call up and inform the police or low enforcing agencies and inform them of the situation and the accident. In case of an accident medical attention and treatment along with the report of the medical treatment is essential to claim compensation from the erring party. Click as many pictures you can of the accident site. Keep a log of the events along with the names of the people present on the accident site when you were injured since this is going to serve you in future. Get in touch with Rory Law and ask them to negotiate with the insurance company that might be contacting you and offering you a far less amount that you deserve.
Damages Rory Law can get for you in case of a catastrophic injury
In case the accident is caused due to the negligence of someone else and you have been the victim you deserve a compensation that might make your life a bit comfortable in terms of finances. A victim of a catastrophic injury will trade any money for the pain and suffering that he or she has to go throughout life however that is not possible hence Rory Law will make sure that the medical expenses and loss of wages you are going to suffer because of the injury you have sustained is served to you.