Life can change in an instant when a catastrophic injury is sustained. Whether it be from a car accident, a slip and fall, or exposure to hazardous substances, catastrophically injured individuals may suffer from long-term physical and mental impairments that can have lasting effects. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at three examples of types of catastrophic injuries that are potentially life-altering.
#1 - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A traumatic brain injury is a type of physical damage to the brain that can be caused by a sudden, violent blow or jolt to the head. Symptoms may include persistent headaches, seizures, dizziness, blurred vision, and difficulty speaking or walking. Long-term effects can include cognitive problems such as memory loss and difficulty concentrating.
#2 - Spinal Cord Injury
An injury to the spinal cord often results in paralysis below the level of the injury; for example, an individual with a C4 spinal cord injury will be paralyzed from their shoulders down. Paralysis can range from paraplegia (paralysis of both legs) to quadriplegia (paralysis of both arms and legs). In addition to physical impairments, individuals with spinal cord injuries can suffer from chronic pain, loss of feeling or sensation in certain areas, and difficulty breathing.
#3 - Amputation
An amputation is the removal of a limb due to an injury or accident. This can result in the loss of physical abilities such as walking, running, swimming, and using one’s hands for fine tasks such as writing or typing. In addition to physical limitations, individuals who have lost limbs may also experience emotional trauma due to their disability.
We Can Help the Catastrophically Injured
Catastrophic injuries can have lasting impacts on a person’s life. If you or someone you know has suffered from a catastrophic injury due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a skilled personal injury lawyer from Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC today for more information.
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