Car and truck accidents result in some of the worst injuries a human body can withstand. Often, victims of these accidents must learn to adapt to their injuries.
In many cases, they cannot return to their former way of life. In legal circles, these are called catastrophic injuries because of the massive consequences they have on the lives of victims and their families.
What are some examples of catastrophic injuries?
In our Carlsbad, California injury firm, we have seen many victims misjudge the severity of their injuries. Often, these victims are so glad to be alive that they hesitate to call their physical damage severe. To clear up any lingering ambiguity, we want to offer three examples of catastrophic injuries for you to review:
- Spinal cord injuries from a crash often result in loss of sensation, strength and bodily functions. In some cases, they can cause partial or total paralysis to victims.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) suffered in an accident can lead to brain damage, paralysis or even death. Often, victims will require assistance performing even the most rudimentary daily tasks for the rest of their lives.
- Severe burns often occur in accidents between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer. Unfortunately, burns may result in other health conditions such as deep tissue infections.
One thing all catastrophic injuries have in common is how they affect a victim’s quality of life. Often, victims can no longer work, and many require continuous care to survive. When catastrophic injuries occur because of another driver’s negligence, you have legal options. Acquiring compensation through legal action can provide you with enough money to improve your quality of life significantly.
Please, continue reviewing our website for additional information about your accident and injury compensation options in California.