What entails a catastrophic injury?

When you are involved in an accident, your injuries may be severe. The reality is that you may have to deal with mounting medical bills, lost wages because you cannot attend work, and a decrease in the quality of life due to the inability to conduct your life in the same manner that you once could. Of course, some injuries are far more severe than others. There are two general categories of injuries; your usual injury such as a broken bone and a catastrophic injury, which is much more severe.

Catastrophic injuries are those that do not heal in the same way that a broken bone would after a few weeks. These injuries have permanent impacts on a person’s life and may never be able to go about their life in the same way they used to ever again. Catastrophic injuries include traumatic brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, loss of hearing, vision, or the ability to speak, burn injuries, and more.

The severity of a catastrophic injury should not be taken lightly. They typically have much higher medical bills than injuries that are easily fixed. You may have to undergo a multitude of surgeries over the course of several months or even years, lose your ability to work altogether, and be forced to hire a person who can assist you in your daily life. Your basic freedoms may be taken away from you. The price of independence is higher than many people ever realize until they are put in a situation where theirs is taken away from them due to a horrific accident.

It is crucial that if you are involved in a serious accident and have obtained catastrophic injuries, you contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you recover compensation for your injuries.

If you require strong and dedicated legal representation for a personal injury case in West Virginia, contact Bailey, Javins, and Carter, L.C. to schedule a free initial consultation.