What Are Catastrophic Injuries in a Personal Injury Case?

When you’re suffering from catastrophic injuries, reach out to a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to determine if you have a case to sue for damages. Any type of accident has the potential to leave you with significant medical, financial, and emotional damages. 

However, there are some injuries that can lead to grave, often life-lasting consequences. In the context of personal injury litigation, these would typically be referred to as catastrophic injuries. 

But what are some examples of catastrophic injuries, and what accidents typically cause them? Read on to learn more. 

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries 

Catastrophic injuries can be the result of a number of different accidents, including:

Although there’s no universally accepted definition of a catastrophic injury, in the context of personal injury law, they’re usually understood to be injuries that have an outsized impact on your life. 

Catastrophic injuries tend to be grave, life-changing situations that can significantly increase the amount of compensable damages you can receive in a personal injury settlement. 

Some examples include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Any other types of injury that results in temporary or permanent, partial or total disability

Compensation You Can Receive for a Catastrophic Injury

The compensation you can receive in a personal injury settlement can be greatly increased in cases involving catastrophic injuries

Any settlement or jury award that you receive can include both economic and non-economic damage payments, including but not limited to:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Property damages
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Depression or loss of enjoyment of life

Injured? Get Help from an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you suffered life-changing injuries in an accident caused by someone else? A personal injury lawyer with The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can review your case for free. 

Call us at 561-659-6366 or fill out the form below to schedule a no-obligation consultation.