Catastrophic injuries can, among other things, prevent an individual from performing any gainful work. Therefore, the costs of a catastrophic injury caused by negligence can be quantified and litigated.
Catastrophic injuries can cause an enormous impact on the lives of the individuals who experience them. Catastrophic injuries may include amputation, eye injury, brain injury, paralysis, paraplegia, organ damage or quadriplegia. It may have serious mental side effects, ongoing pain in the back, neck and other parts of the body. The goal of litigation is to seek compensation for victims that must face these lifelong disabilities.
A catastrophic injury often occurs without warning and often puts serious stress on the victim's family. Medical supervision and physical therapy can be very costly. If the cause of a catastrophic injury is from an intentional act by a product or another party, a personal injury claim can help the victim improve their quality of life, pay for medical care and other lifelong services.