Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Definitions of Severe Injuries from Rancho Santa Fe Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Our Rancho Santa Fe personal injury lawyers have created a brief list of different types of catastrophic injuries. Each of these injuries requires extensive investigation and research in order to determine a suitable financial recovery for the victims. The descriptions here should you give you some idea of what to expect with each type of injury and how a lawsuit can help with the future.
Our attorneys are always ready to help guide you in the right direction after an injury. Call (858) 247-3828 to set up an appointment.
Severe burn injuries are extremely tough on the victims. More than 50% of burn injuries could be prevented, meaning someone’s negligence is often the cause of this catastrophic injury. Burns can impair numerous parts of the body, resulting in organ failure and greater risk of infections. Medical treatment is expensive and some complications may not manifest until years after the initial injury.
Hiring an attorney is vital to obtaining the appropriate compensation after a burn injury. There are far too many variables in these injuries that are impossible predict long-term. A catastrophic injury attorney that has experience with burn victims will know what kind of financial recovery victims need in order to cover the matter at hand and any issues down the road.
Nearly 100,000 brain injuries occur every year in the United States. Unfortunately, very few people realize they have suffered a brain injury at the time of their accident. Trauma from falls, car accidents, and sports activities commonly result in brain injuries without the head even suffering a direct impact. Any impact that jolts the head or neck can result in a severe brain injury.
A brain injury that often goes unnoticed by the victim is when the force of impact from an accident causes blood vessels to tear and increase pressure in the head, resulting in the brain pressing against the skull. Victims of these accidents have been known to go for hours without feeling any side effects. Seeking medical help immediately, regardless of how you feel after the accident, is vital to both your health, and determining if you should pursue a brain injury lawsuit.
Due to the seriousness of these injuries, we cover them in more detail in our brain injury center pages.
Spinal cord Injuries
Spine injuries are one of the most common catastrophic injuries. These accidents are particularly devastating in that they could leave the victims permanently paralyzed. Thankfully, medical research in this area has significantly improved in recent years, giving the victims improved quality of life. With promising medical advancements giving victims a chance to live a normal life, it is more important than ever to have a competent catastrophic injury attorney review your case.
A major problem with spinal injuries is that they usually involve damage to the nervous system. The central nervous system is linked to both the brain and spinal cord. Damage to this area can result in other severe medical problems.
Spinal cord injuries can lead to:
- Respiratory problems
- Cardiovascular complications
- Gastrointestinal difficulties
- Changes in metabolism
- Neurological disorders
In many instances, these injuries make it impossible for many to continue working or going to school. A catastrophic injury attorney can evaluate your injuries, research medical treatment, calculate loss of income, and fight for your financial compensation to give you all the advantages you deserve when recovering from this injury.
Our Attorneys Offer Free Consultations
The Rancho Santa Fe catastrophic injury attorneys of LiMandri & Jonna LLP have dedicated themselves to helping the injured and educating them on their rights to compensation. We perform thorough investigations to determine all liable parties in an accident and the best course for the victim’s medical treatment.
We know this is a difficult time, and are ready to help you in any way we can. Call (858) 247-3828 to speak with an attorney familiar with catastrophic injuries.