A catastrophic injury is a life changing injury that will seriously affect the victim, often leaving them permanently disabled. Injuries to the nervous system, spinal cord, brain, neck, back and organs can be catastrophic in their effects. Catastrophic injury victims and their families undergo a significant amount of stress both physical and emotional. The financial consequences of a catastrophic injury often include extensive medical attention in both the short and long term, putting great financial stress on the victim and their family. The victim may be unable to work, and their insurance may not cover the costs associated with the injury. Overall, a catastrophic injury fundamentally changes the life of the victim and his or her family.
Common causes of catastrophic injuries include car accidents, falls, and industrial and construction accidents. Medical malpractice may also cause catastrophic injuries. No matter the cause, if the person or party who was at fault caused the injury as a result of negligence, the victim may be entitled to file a catastrophic injury claim against the party at fault. Catastrophic injury victims can seek damages for the costs of medical bills, lost wages both current and future, permanent disability and pain and suffering both physical and emotional.
If you or a family member have suffered a catastrophic injury in Baltimore, contact The Snyder Litigation Team today for a free consultation.