Many people may not know exactly what a catastrophic injury is, considering we generally don’t use the term “catastrophic injury” in our daily lives. But it is a common and important field in personal injury law that deals with some of the most severely injured people. For these individuals, receiving compensation can be particularly crucial, which is why it’s important to seek the help of a catastrophic injury lawyer.
What Does “Catastrophic Injury” Mean?
When we become injured, we may experience pain, trauma, distress, and loss of income. However, usually, we can recover from our injuries with proper treatment and enough time. Catastrophic injuries, however, are those that cause permanent or long-term injury or disability.
Because catastrophic injuries cause permanent damage and have life-long implications, after suffering from this type of injury, a person’s life is never the same. Often, he or she can end up disabled, in chronic pain, and unable to work. As well, many catastrophic injuries will involve lifelong treatment, which can be prohibitively expensive.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
There are many different types of catastrophic injuries. These can include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, severe burns, blindness/deafness, bone fractures, dismemberment, paralysis, and bone fractures, among many others. Any injury that is permanent and has life-altering implications may be considered a catastrophic injury. Death could also be covered as a catastrophic injury.
Since there are so many types of catastrophic injuries, there are also many different causes. One of the most common is car accidents and other vehicle collisions. Some other common causes are slip and fall accidents, sporting accidents, animal attacks, and violence. As well, one very common source of catastrophic injury is workplace accidents, particularly in construction or industrial environments.
Handling Catastrophic Injury Claims
With catastrophic injuries, it is of extreme importance to have the right personal injury lawyer handling the case. Much of the time, people who have suffered catastrophic injuries will have lifelong disabilities or damage. This could mean they are paying for treatment or medical care, including medications, therapy, medical devices (e.g. wheelchairs), surgery, and other ongoing forms of treatment for the rest of their lives. Compensation can be necessary to get the care they need.
As well, it is very common for people who have experienced a catastrophic injury to be unable to work or make an income. For these people, receiving the compensation they are entitled to is often the only way they can continue to sustain themselves. Each case is different, so it’s crucial to speak with a personal injury lawyer after suffering a catastrophic injury.
Why Choose Us?
Taverniti | Vashishth LLP understands that when you have suffered from a catastrophic injury, you will be dealing with the effects for the rest of your life. It’s important that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Our team of Ottawa catastrophic injury lawyers is experienced in dealing with personal injury claims and securing the compensation and benefits that our clients need.
Taverniti | Vashishth LLP handles personal injury claims ranging from car and road accidents, slips and falls, and catastrophic claims. We are equipped to handle the most complex legal and insurance issues arising from your accident. To arrange a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, call (905)-264-8686 or visit our web site.