Few things are worse than suffering a catastrophic injury. Such injuries may involve loss of long-term physical or mental ability that impact the rest of your life. Such injuries can be categorized as “catastrophic.”
Some common catastrophic injury examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
traumatic brain injury
damage to internal organs
chronic and severe pain
loss of motor skills
major health disorders
injuries that require a change in occupation or that result in disability status
spinal cord injuries
Catastrophic injuries can result from any number of sources. But they primarily result from motor vehicle accidents. Automobile accidents make up a large portion of all catastrophic injury cases but such injury can also result from slip and falls, acts of violence, defective products and sport and recreational injuries.
Because catastrophic injuries are so much more serious than regular personal injuries, the damages you may be awarded is correspondingly higher than average. This is to ensure that you receive appropriate compensation for all your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Catastrophic injury claims may include compensation for:
Past and future medical bills
Lost earning capacity
Pain-and-suffering damages, which account for the physical and emotional turmoil you might have experienced during the accident
punitive damages (if there is evidence of egregious behavior)
The Law Office of Alisa Goukasian Law is well-equipped to handle any catastrophic injury case. Please contact us for a free consultation.