Catastrophic injuries can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or occupation. These injuries can have life-changing consequences that can impact your daily life long after the initial trauma occurs. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we've represented clients who have suffered from catastrophic injuries due to drunk driving accidents or other forms of negligence. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common types of catastrophic injuries and their causes.
Catastrophic Injuries and Their Causes
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
TBI occurs when your brain is damaged due to a bump, blow, or jolt to your head. Common causes include car accidents, sports injuries, and falls. Symptoms of TBI can range from mild to severe and may include headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating. This type of injury can impact your ability to perform everyday tasks such as driving, working, or even walking.
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
SCI occurs when your spine is damaged due to a traumatic event. Common causes include car accidents, falls, and sports injuries. Symptoms of SCI vary depending on the location and severity of the injury, but may include paralysis, loss of sensation, and difficulty breathing. This type of injury can impact your ability to live independently, work, and engage in recreational activities.
Burn injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons, including fires, explosions, and chemical exposure. The severity of the burn depends on the depth of the burned tissue and the amount of skin that is damaged. Severe burns can lead to scarring, disfigurement, and loss of mobility. In addition to the physical consequences, burn injuries can also have psychological consequences such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Amputations occur when a limb is severed due to trauma or medical necessity. Causes of traumatic amputations include car accidents, industrial accidents, and explosions. Amputations can be life-changing and can impact your ability to work, perform everyday tasks, and engage in recreational activities. In addition to the physical consequences, amputations can also have psychological consequences such as depression, anxiety, and body image issues.
Organ damage can occur due to a variety of reasons, including trauma and medical malpractice. Common causes include car accidents, sports injuries, and medical errors. Organ damage can impact your ability to live independently and engage in recreational activities. In addition to the physical consequences, organ damage can also have psychological consequences such as depression and anxiety.
Catastrophic injuries can have life-changing consequences that can impact your ability to live independently and engage in everyday activities. If you or someone you love has suffered from a catastrophic injury, seeking guidance from an experienced attorney at Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC is vital. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you navigate the legal system and obtain the compensation you deserve. (770) 637-7603