While many injuries heal, others can forever change the lives of individuals and families who love them. When the brain, spinal cord, or other internal organs suffer extreme damage or an accident or other trauma causes extensive burns or the loss of a limb, the impact can last a lifetime. Victims and their families suddenly can find themselves facing constant and overwhelming struggles. Years and decades of painful and costly medical treatment and rehabilitation that accompany the emotional and practical consequences of a catastrophic injury can be a burden too much for even the most resilient families.
At The Brothers Law Firm, we understand the challenges that follow after you or a loved one has suffered a life-changing injury. When another person or company causes the injury because of their negligent or reckless conduct, they must be held accountable for the tragedy they leave in their wake. We bring extensive experience, tenacious advocacy, and compassionate counsel to clients and their families seeking compensation and justice for their losses and injuries.
A “catastrophic” injury doesn’t have a precise definition, but it is generally considered to be one in which the victim has a permanent long-term disability that prevents them from working and supporting their families and which changes almost all aspects of a family’s everyday life.
The types of injuries generally considered to be catastrophic include:
Catastrophic injuries happen every day. They can occur almost anywhere – home, work, on the road, on a playing field – in numerous ways and are typically the result of sudden, unexpected, and powerful trauma to the head or body.
Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are unsurprisingly a leading cause of catastrophic injuries, but plenty of other common activities usually engaged in without incident regularly lead to thousands of such devastating injuries every year. For example, cheerleading was the cause of 65 percent of direct catastrophic injuries suffered by female high school athletes over a 27-year period, according to a 2012 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In addition to vehicle and sports accidents, catastrophic injuries often are the result of:
No matter how a catastrophic injury happens, victims share common obstacles and can incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses every year. Since such injuries also leave victims unable to work and support themselves or their families, the economic burdens of a catastrophic injury are almost inconceivable, even for those with health insurance.
Not all costs of a catastrophic injury appear on medical bills or paychecks. Can you put a price on playing with your child? What is the dollar value of being able to ride a bike or go on a walk? How much is the cost of not being able to take care of yourself or your family? For the families of catastrophic injury victims, the costs can be equally incalculable.
At The Brothers Law Firm, we are relentless in our pursuit of compensation for victims of catastrophic injuries. We have the resources, determination, and experience that families can count on during a frightening and challenging time.
To schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your catastrophic injury claims, please contact The Brothers Law Firm at 281-491-3635.