A catastrophic injury is one so severe that it leads to long term debilitating injuries or even death. If the injured person suffers severe long term or permanent injuries, the medical expenses can be extensive and the inability to work can lead to financial ruin.
The emotional and physical harm that result from catastrophic injuries are never easy. The loss of a loved one is always devastating. While financial compensation will never make up for your physical or emotional pain, it can help you manage the expenses and financial difficulties that come with these kinds of injuries.
If someone you love suffered a fatal catastrophic injury after an accident that someone else caused, you may have grounds for a civil claim. To learn more, contact the Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys, P.C.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries refer to any type of injury that affects a person in the long term. Some common catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries (TBI)
- Organ damage
What these injuries all have in common is that they impact the day-to-day lives of the people who have been hurt. As such, the person’s life often changes after a catastrophic injury. In the event of brain damage, an individual’s personality may even change.
Many catastrophic injuries severely weaken individuals, sometimes cutting their lives short. When the accident that caused the catastrophic injury was the fault of another person, he or she may be liable for the injuries, pain, and suffering that he or she caused.
Contact a Philadelphia Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Dealing with catastrophic injuries is never easy and is made more difficult when your loved one passes away from these injuries. If this is your case, let our Philadelphia catastrophic injury lawyers fight for you so you don’t have to. Contact our office today for more information.