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What Classifies My Injury As Catastrophic?

Any serious injury can have a devastating consequences for the victim and the family of the victim. This is even more true with a class of injuries known as catastrophic injuries. These injuries an extremely debilitating and generally have a permanent impact on the life of the victim and their family. Catastrophic accidents can occur in a number of different ways, from car accidents to workplace accidents. Whenever these serious accidents occur due to the negligence of another person, the victim must be fairly and fully compensation. At Teal Law Group we a committed to fighting for the rights of injured victims. If your loved one has suffered through a heartbreaking catastrophic injury, contact a compassionate Santa Rosa catastrophic injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney will explain to you the full extent of your legal options, and protect the legal rights of your tragically injured loved one.

What is A Catastrophic Injury?

The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research considers an injury catastrophic if it fits into one of three outcome based categories:

  • Injuries that result in death;
  • Injuries that cause permanent functional disability; and
  • An injury that causes severe head or neck trauma, even if it does not result in disability.

Some examples of common catastrophic injuries include: amputation, paralysis, severe burn or a traumatic brain injury.

Can I Collect Compensation For My Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury has an enormous effect on the life of the victim and their family. These injuries must be fully and fairly compensated. Several types of compensation are potentially available for victims of catastrophic injuries caused by another party’s negligence.

  • Current and future medical expenses;
  • Current and future lost wages;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Mental trauma;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life; and
  • Any needed rehabilitation services.

An experienced Santa Rosa personal injury attorney will comprehensively review your case and determine if any parties can be held legally responsible.

Contact An Experienced Santa Rosa Catastrophic Injury Attorney

While nothing can truly make a truly make a debilitating catastrophic injury completely better, it is important that serious injuries caused by negligence are fully and fairly compensated. The legal rights of you, and your family, must be protected. The Teal Law Group has a team of experienced personal injury attorneys dedicated to protecting injury victims. In the unfortunate event that you, or a loved one, has suffered a catastrophic injury, contact an experienced Santa Rosa attorney today.