Catastrophic injuries are the most severe type of personal injury out there. HG is a great online resource that explains this. These accidents cause serious harm to the human body, through circumstances such as road collisions, explosions, falling objects, getting squashed, and severe trauma.
The damage usually involve spinal injuries, head injuries, neck injuries, and/or back injuries, but they can include other serious injuries. Catastrophic injuries can also leave the victim temporarily or permanently disabled.
In the worst case scenario, the victim dies; an ended life can change this claim from a personal injury to a wrongful death claim.
Catastrophic injury claims
So now you or someone you know is in need of a personal injury claim for your catastrophic injury claim. There exists a certain filing procedure. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you with filing correctly, or even helping you assess and calculate the damage for the appropriate compensation for your claim.
Calculating damages and losses
For calculating damages, a lawyer can either calculate the damages on his own or hire the right professional to calculate the damages. Multiple factors go into assessing damages, and some factors such as permanent disability, additional required medication, future therapy, and corrective surgeries can all increase a claim.
For calculating losses, catastrophic injuries typically include loss of eyesight, hearing, or the use of a limb. Other losses occur through traumas and medical procedures.
In its simplest breakdown, losses decrease the victim’s quality of life. As a result, losses add to a compensation claim. Compensation involves easing pain and suffering. It also involves helping the victims recover from a long-term disability, restoring lost mobility, and removing any impairments the accident caused.
Southern Oaks Law Firm can help
Even a minor personal injury can have a major impact on your life. Additionally, you may incur medical expenses. You may also suffer a loss of lifestyle and/or lose your ability to work and earn a living. That’s why it’s important to make sure your rights are protected and you are treated fairly in the aftermath.
At Southern Oaks, Taylor brings years of personal injury experience at some of Lafayette’s largest and most respected personal injury law firms, and he will fight for you and your family through your accident and injuries.
Taylor will personally oversee and address all aspects of your personal injury claim. From the initial consultation through settlement, he will truly be with you throughout the entire process. Rest assured that your case will be handled by an attentive, available, and experienced personal injury attorney. Contact Taylor today.