Catastrophic injury cases involve long-term or permanent disabilities, and may include:
- Brain damage
- Permanent neck and/or back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Complete/partial amputation
A victim of a catastrophic injury may be unable to work in their prior profession, suffer decreased brain function, memory loss, mood swings, anxiety, and/or the inability to complete daily living tasks. These damages can be difficult to calculate and compensation for these damages should only be negotiated by an experienced attorney.
In catastrophic injury cases, the people entitled to compensation may be more than just the direct victim. Often, entire families suffer from the lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of household services, and/or loss of companionship. The damages available, and the people who can make a claim for such damages, are significantly different than a standard person injury case.
At 9th Island Injury Lawyers, we will advise you and your loved ones of your rights, and will make sure you get compensation for all the damages to which you are entitled.