Life can become more difficult after an injury. It may be difficult or impossible to return to your previous occupation. You may be unable to perform basic tasks that used to present no difficulty. For people with catastrophic injuries, life may be far more difficult for them personally and their family members.
Catastrophic injuries are permanently debilitating injuries that can prevent a person from obtaining gainful employment or being able to take care of themselves. Below, our Houston personal injury attorneys answer a common question: What is a catastrophic injury?
There are a number of common injuries that may qualify as a catastrophic injury. What matters is the severity of the injury and the effect it has on a person. Common catastrophic injuries include:
Catastrophic injuries can occur after suffering blunt force trauma, burns or exposure to harmful chemicals or blast forces. Causes of catastrophic injuries may include:
Whether you can successfully obtain a personal injury settlement or jury verdict depends on the circumstances. If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, a personal injury attorney could answer specific questions you have about obtaining compensation.
A personal injury settlement or jury verdict for a catastrophic injury could help pay for expenses that include lost income, loss of future earnings, medical bills as well as home and vehicle modifications. Your noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, may also be taken into account.
The Houston personal injury attorneys at Stevenson & Murray can answer your questions about catastrophic injuries during a free consultation. To schedule a free consultation with us, dial (866) 806-8538 or use the case review form on our site.
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