We’ve all experienced a broken heart or two in our lives, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it can either make your heart sing with glee, or ache with sorrow. Although heartbreak may seem like a traumatic and catastrophic situation to encounter, a catastrophic injury is much more complex than a simple heartbreak.
No matter how much we try to stay safe and maintain our health, accidents can happen at any time. In fact, any kind of accident almost always has some sort of injury that is associated with it. But what happens when those injuries become more severe than normal? Catastrophic injuries are by far one of the most life-changing and damaging conditions that can happen to a person or a family and can be more difficult to manage over time. So how do you know when an injury is catastrophic? How do you file a claim for one?
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
When an injury has caused enough damage to permanently refrain you from performing any normal day to day activities and/or work duties, it’s considered catastrophic. Commonly found catastrophic injuries include:
- Severe burns
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Damage to internal organs
- Severe injuries that can/do result in death
Catastrophic injuries can happen anywhere at any time and can be caused by common accidents such as car wrecks, slips and falls, large objects falling on you, product malfunctions, or even medical malpractice. When a catastrophic injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, filing a claim and receiving compensation is an important course of action that will need to be taken immediately. Keep in mind that personal injury cases of all kinds can take more time than you think, so it’s important to file quickly, and stay within Florida’s (or your state’s) statute of limitations.
As always, when calculating any kind of compensation, things like damages, medical bills, police reports, and loss of wages from work can all be added to the compensation award, which is why all documentation and additional proof that can be used needs to be saved and given to your attorney promptly.
When catastrophic injuries occur, they can be costly and are difficult for the individual afflicted and their entire family. If this type of situation takes place, it’s important to not only have someone by your side to help with care, but also someone to help make a case for you to win the compensation you deserve. Our experienced team of professionals are here to help you receive the proper compensation for all medical expenses, losses of income, and more, and are ready to get your life back on track.