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6 Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

6 Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are those that produce long-term and/or permanent physical, personal, and financial harm for affected persons. In many cases, catastrophic injuries take one of the following forms:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): Concussions, contusions, diffuse axonal injuries (DAI), traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhages (tSAH), hematomas, and secondary brain injuries may qualify as TBIs, as can other traumatic injuries to the frontal, parietal, occipital, or temporal lobe, as well as the cerebellum or brainstem. ¬†Countering the effects of such injuries requires costly diagnostic tests, extensive treatment, and specialized care.
  • Back and spine injuries: Herniated discs, broken vertebrae, and other injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the back can be catastrophic if they leave affected individuals disabled and unable to work or care for themselves without additional help.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can cause paralysis, respiratory difficulties, circulatory problems, reduced muscle control, chronic pain, loss of bladder control, and other debilitating issues.
  • Amputation: Not much needs to be said regarding the life-altering effects of losing a limb. People who lose an arm or leg in a car accident, surgery gone wrong, or other negligence-induced accident may become permanently unable to resume their normal lives or live free of pain.
  • Ruptured internal organs: Damage to the kidneys, liver, spleen, intestines, or other internal organs is common in violent accidents, such as car crashes or workplace mishaps involving heavy machinery. Such injuries can be deadly, especially if they cause internal bleeding.
  • Severe burns: Burn injuries can result in the loss of body parts (or at least the functionality thereof), permanent disability, infections, and even emotional damage resulting from embarrassment.

Why You Need an Attorney Following a Severe Injury

All of the above injuries tend to cause lifelong disabilities and inhibit injured persons’ ability to work, function independently, and engage in normal activities. Such limitations can yield painful emotional anguish, as well as physical suffering, and the resulting injury-related costs can place a heavy financial burden on injured persons. In most circumstances, responsible parties are unlikely to pay injury victims the amount of money they require for medical treatment, lost wages, etc. Such cases warrant legal action and skillful representation by an experienced catastrophic injury attorney.

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Greenville, South Carolina

At Christian & Christian, we may be able to help you as you seek fair compensation for your injuries. We know the process of healing from a traumatic injury is long, complicated, and personally taxing, and we are here to make life easier for you and your loved ones during this challenging time. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence, recklessness, or error of another person or entity, connect with a member of our team as soon as possible to request a free, confidential case evaluation.

Call (864) 408-8890 today to speak to a Greenville catastrophic injury attorney.


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