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How Do Personal Injuries Differ from Catastrophic Injuries?

Understanding Personal Injury Cases

While catastrophic injuries still fall under personal injury claims, they are quite complicated since catastrophic injuries are considered more severe and life-alerting. From traumatic brain injuries to spinal cord injuries and more, learn how standard personal injury cases and catastrophic injury cases are handled differently.

The Main Differences

Standard personal injury claims may involve temporary or non-life-changing injuries. While mild to moderate injuries may be initially challenging to overcome, these are treatable or can heal within a specific amount of time. Catastrophic injuries, on the other hand, pose challenges for the rest of a person’s life. Here are some common types of catastrophic injuries:

When it comes to catastrophic injury claim cases, the process can be a bit more arduous. Catastrophic injury claims may get more pushback from insurance companies wanting to pay victims less than they deserve. Medical professionals may need to give testimony on the victim’s behalf. In catastrophic injury cases, litigation is often necessary if a fair out-of-court settlement can’t be reached.

The Long-Term Impact of Catastrophic injuries

Someone who lives with a catastrophic injury may face the following long term consequences:

  • Life-long medical care (in-home care, physical therapies, speech therapies, surgeries, etc.)
  • Physical and emotional pain (post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, etc.)
  • Relationship issues (strained relationships with family and partners due to emotional and behavioral changes)

Related Article: What is a Catastrophic Injury?

When You’ve Suffered a Catastrophic Injury, We Are Here For You.

Debilitating injuries that occur due to the negligent actions of another individual is a devastating and life-altering event. Not only can the recovery process be long and painful, but it can put tremendous financial strains on victims and their families. You have the right to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they caused. Our team of catastrophic injury lawyers is here to help you seek justice. We are ready to protect your rights. Let us be your advocate and support you every step of the way.

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