Catastrophic Injuries

Manhattan Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are those that inflict severe, long-term, or permanent damage on a victim. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment, ongoing rehabilitation, and continual support. In some instances, catastrophic injuries can also lead to fatal outcomes.

While traumatic events like assaults, falls, and automobile accidents often cause these injuries, they can also result from medical malpractice, faulty products, and other negligent actions.

You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else's negligence. A Law Office of Julio E. Portilla, P.C. catastrophic injury attorney in Manhattan can help clarify your legal rights and options.

Call our firm at (917) 909-6166 or online to request an initial consultation. Se habla Español.

What Are Some Examples of Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries can affect individuals' lives in various ways. Nonetheless, they all share a common trait: they lead to persistent or long-term disabilities.

Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Severe burns: Burns that qualify as catastrophic injuries usually involve third-degree burns affecting a significant area. Such burns demand substantial medical attention, including procedures like skin grafting, and can lead to disfigurement or impaired movement.
  • Spinal cord injuries: The extent and location of a spinal cord injury can lead to varying degrees of paralysis, from partial to complete. Additionally, spinal cord injuries often result in a loss of sensation or control over bodily functions.
  • Amputations: The loss of a limb can dramatically alter one's life, leading to a permanent disability that may hinder the ability to work and perform daily activities as before.
  • Brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) rank among the most severe injuries one can suffer. A mild TBI might result in permanent physical or cognitive impairments. Severe TBIs can cause permanent brain damage and disabilities that are irreversible.
  • Crush injuries: These injuries occur when a body part is crushed between two objects, often resulting in severe internal damage, including organ injuries, and in some cases, limb loss.
  • Eye injuries: Losing one or both eyes is classified as a catastrophic injury due to the resulting permanent blindness it causes.

These are just a few examples of the significant injuries classified as catastrophic. Reach out to our law firm to discover how we can help you navigate the legal process if you or a loved one has endured a catastrophic injury of any nature.

Were you or a loved one severely injured in a serious accident? Be sure to speak with a qualified catastrophic injury attorney in Manhattan from Law Office of Julio E. Portilla, P.C.. Call (917) 909-6166 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation.

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