A catastrophic injury refers to a personal injury which results in permanent disability or other serious, long-term effects for both the victims and their families. These types of injuries may be the result of an automobile accident, trucking accident, slip and fall injury, or workplace injury—and often include spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another person, it may be time to contact your personal injury lawyer. This article will take a closer look at the compensatory damages or expenses that a victim may claim following a catastrophic injury.
The in-depth medical care required to diagnose, treat, and manage catastrophic injuries can lead to costly bills and financial expenses. Individuals who have suffered this type of injury due to the actions or inaction of another individual may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, including future medical expenses and other injury-related needs such as home health care or physical therapy.
Loss of Wages
Many catastrophic injuries leave the victim unable to work, which can be extremely difficult when the injured person serves as the main bread-winner. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you gain compensation for lost wages as well as the loss of income potential if you cannot adjust to other types of work.
Pain and Suffering
In addition to costly medical expenses and the loss of income, a catastrophic injury can have a direct impact on your overall quality of life. However, your attorney can help you recover pain and suffering expenses, including those for the loss of self-esteem and the inability to participate in once-cherished activities.
Contact a Maryland Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you've been injured in an accident, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Gaithersburg office directly at 301.840.0404 to schedule your free consultation.