Whether caused by a car accident or a slip and fall, the impacts of an injury can range vastly, from mild or moderate to catastrophically traumatic. When an injury requires substantial medical intervention and has a profound effect on a person’s ability to live their usual day-to-day life, it may be called a catastrophic injury.
Not only does living with a catastrophic injury often bring profound pain and suffering, it may also contribute to financial stress, as the costs of medical care and other necessary life supports accrue. If your life has been altered as a result of somebody else’s negligent actions, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation.
Each case is unique. To learn what may be possible in your circumstances, contact us to schedule a consultation with our catastrophic injury attorneys today.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury is a major, extreme, or serious injury that has a life-altering impact on the accident survivor. Catastrophic injuries may be permanent, or they may heal over the course of months or years.
Regardless of the prognosis, a person’s injury may be considered catastrophic if it prevents them from maintaining gainful employment, or potentially even taking care of themselves.
Examples of disabling conditions caused by catastrophic injuries include:
- Partial or complete paralysis, such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, or tetraplegia
- Loss of limb
- Substantial damage to an organ system
- Extensive burns
- Brain trauma
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of sight
- And more
While car accidents continue to be a leading cause of physical trauma in Ohio, many other kinds of accidents may lead to catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common sources of injury include:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
- ATV/side by side accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- And more
To learn more, including what support may be available for you, contact our catastrophic injury attorneys today and schedule a consultation.
Support Available for Survivors of Catastrophic Injuries
The ongoing costs of medical bills, support equipment, and attendant care can accumulate, with devastating long-term impacts on an injured accident survivor’s financial security. Not only does a catastrophic injury impact the injured accident victim, it often also changes the lives of those closest to them. Spouses, children, parents, siblings and other members of their family and/or community may need to take time away from work either temporarily or on a permanent basis in order to care for their loved one.
If you or someone you love have sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident caused by another person, you may be eligible to recover compensatory damages through a personal injury claim. In some cases, the family members of the injured accident survivor may be able to recover compensation for loss of consortium, meaning the loss of tangible and emotional support the injured person provided to their loved ones.
Financial compensation through a catastrophic injury claim may help cover the costs of medical bills, rehabilitative treatments such as chiropractic care, psychological care, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and more. It may also help cover money you may have lost as a result of being unable to work.
How a Catastrophic Injury Attorney Might Help
If you are navigating the medical consequences of a catastrophic injury, dealing with the stress of a personal injury claim is likely far from your mind. However, time is of the essence. Typically, in Ohio, you have two years after the accident occurs to begin legal action.
When you work with the catastrophic injury attorneys at Graham Law, you may receive vital support in preparing and submitting your claim. If your claim should be denied, or if litigation is required, our catastrophic injury attorneys may be able to help formulate an appeal or represent you in court.
Contact Graham Law and Book a Consultation with an Ohio Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today
A catastrophic injury, by definition, alters the life of the affected individual and those around them. From requiring often-extensive medical treatment to the need for rehabilitative services and attendant care, an individual may accrue substantial debt in the process of their recovery.
At Graham Law, our Ohio catastrophic injury attorneys are committed to providing clients with dedicated support toward obtaining the compensation they deserve. To learn what may be possible for you, contact us today through our online portal, or call us at 1-800-621-8585, to set up a consultation.