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The effects of your injury can persist long after the accident.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
While a catastrophic injury can happen anywhere at any time, many are caused by specific types of accidents. Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
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You could also be eligible for punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to make bad actors pay for what they’ve done – and courts sometimes use them to make an example of someone.
Could You Be Entitled to Financial Compensation?
If your catastrophic injury was caused by another person’s negligence, carelessness or bad intentions, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
Many people are eligible for compensatory damages, which courts order to help victims:
- Pay medical bills
- Cover future medical expenses
- Make up for lost wages (in the past and in the future)
- Compensate you for pain and suffering
When you hit your head, or when something else hits your head, you can suffer from a variety of brain injuries, including concussions.
There are other types of brain injuries, too. Many people suffer from what doctors call acquired brain injuries, which involve sources other than direct trauma.
Being deprived of oxygen or exposed to toxic substances can result in acquired brain injuries.
How to Prove in Court That You’re Entitled to Compensation
As with any personal injury lawsuit, a catastrophic injury lawsuit requires your attorney to prove that you were injured because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, or because someone did something that resulted in your injury.
Your attorney may talk to witnesses who saw the incident happen, comb through police reports, read through your hospital records, and gather other forms of evidence to support your case.
Many catastrophic injury lawsuits settled out of court. That means both parties agree to a certain sum of money through negotiation, and the case never goes before a judge. However, in some cases, the responsible party tries to “lowball” the victim by offering a sum that’s far less than what he or she would receive from a jury trial.
Sometimes responsible parties do this in hopes that the victim will give up – but working with a catastrophic injury lawyer can help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, not just what the responsible party feels is enough.
Talk to a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Now
If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury due to a car accident, truck accident, medical malpractice or any other reason, we may be able to help you. Call us today. We’ll talk to you about what caused your injury, who is responsible, and what might happen if your case goes to court.