Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is one that is life changing, and it can happen without warning. These injuries may cause permanent disability, pain and suffering, and/or a shortened lifespan. Such injuries can also directly affect the central nervous system, which can also disrupt or affect other systems in the body. This may result in bowel or urinary incontinence, movement paralysis, being unable to breathe on one’s own, speak, or see, and/or the loss of cognitive skills or memory. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Multiple fractures
  • Burn injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
Long–term Implications

Depending on the injury, a person may require ongoing, medical, nursing, and pharmaceutical support for a lifetime. This can include care received in the hospital following the initial injury, as well as follow–up surgeries, medications, mental health visits, devices such as wheelchairs, transportation assistance, and more. If you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury, receiving fair compensation can be critical to ensure that resources will be available for ongoing medical, nursing, and other care necessary for the person to live, possibly for many years. Contact Auto Accident Attorneys of Naples, Florida by phone at (293) 298-8375 or contact us online for a free consultation.