There are many types of personal injuries that can result in expenses and psychological impacts for the sufferer. However, some injuries are so severe in nature that they result in disabilities that will likely permanently prevent the sufferer from being able to earn an income or to accomplish personal tasks independently. These are known as catastrophic injuries. If you or your loved one have suffered an injury to the brain, spinal cord, or other permanent injuries such as loss of vision, a Jefferson catastrophic injury lawyer can help you understand the process of seeking compensation for a lifetime of expenses and impacts.
Have You Suffered a Catastrophic Injury in Jefferson?
The term catastrophic injury most often applies to injuries to the brain or spinal cord, which are the organs that make up the body’s central nervous system. In spite of the importance of the central nervous system in controlling nearly every function of the body and its involuntary responses, neither the brain or the spine are particularly adept at healing from damage. With spinal cord injuries, there is a high likelihood of paralysis. With brain injuries, there can be deficits affecting memory, self-control, the ability to communicate, or to move in a coordinated manner.
Permanent loss of vision or hearing can also result in the inability to earn an income or accomplish personal tasks independently, as can amputated limbs, and severe injuries affecting the spinal vertebrae or discs in the back or neck.