What is Catastrophic Personal Injury?

Catastrophic personal injury refers to especially severe and debilitating injuries that result in bodily harm, cognitive impairment, emotional suffering or even death.

While there is no single legal definition for a catastrophic injury, it generally means that the victim will suffer a long-term disability and may never work again. Often, their quality of life is impacted and the victim may even require long-term medical care

Generally speaking, after suffering a catastrophic injury, a victim’s life will never be the same as it was before, and it often involves significant physical, emotional, and financial hardship for both the individual and their family.

 

Do I Have a Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When the negligence of a person or organization causes a catastrophic injury, victims have the right to recover damages relating to that injury. A catastrophic injury victim may be eligible to recover damages such as medical expenses as well as damages for lost wages and changes in their quality of life.

Further, insurance companies are bound to their policy holders by a duty of good faith and fair dealing. Victims of catastrophic injuries may rely on insurance companies to cover valid claims relating to their injury. When insurance companies fail to meet this standard, make serious mistakes, or act negligently, their clients may suffer substantially. Victims of insurance bad faith can bring a claim against their insurer in order to recover for their losses.

What Are Some Common Catastrophic Personal Injuries?

Here are some examples of common catastrophic personal injuries that could be caused by negligence:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Severe burns

 

What Are Some Common Catastrophic Personal Injuries?

Here are some examples of common catastrophic personal injuries that could be caused by negligence:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Severe burns

 

Recovering in a Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawsuit

Victims who have suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of the negligence or carelessness of another have a legal right to file personal injury lawsuits for their injuries. Catastrophic personal injury lawsuits can cover a wide range of claims such as motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, spinal cord injuries, and cerebral palsy lawsuits.

Our experienced Washington, DC personal injury attorneys will fight to ensure you receive maximum compensation with your claim for catastrophic personal injury. Our firm has decades of experience with catastrophic personal injury claims, to better assist you in your case. View our verdicts and settlements for more information on our history of success.