Victims of catastrophic injuries will likely require medical care for the rest of their lives. Many will not hold a cup, pick up a pen, grab a pill out of a bottle, or dress themselves again.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention, 1.7 million people sustain catastrophic injuries from falls, motor vehicle crashes, violence, and sports annually. Catastrophic injuries are extremely serious injuries that may result in permanent disability, long-lasting medical conditions, and/or a shortened life expectancy. They typically affect at least one system of the body and can be incredibly painful.
Catastrophic injuries include:
- brain injuries
- head injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- loss of eyesight
- loss of hearing
These injuries can be caused by severe car or truck accidents, construction or industrial accidents, medical malpractice, or other forms of negligence. In addition to the physical injuries, they can also cause financial and emotional devastation.
The McHugh Fuller Law Group can help you decide whether to pursue a personal injury lawsuit and offer other helpful guidance. Use the form to the right or call (800) 939-5580 today to speak with a lawyer today.