According to most legal dictionaries, a catastrophic injury is one that
leaves someone with permanent damage that is likely to disqualify them
from most workplace activities. While most occur due to a sudden traumatic
event, it is not necessarily a requirement, as a debilitating illness
can be considered a catastrophic event. Some examples of catastrophic
- Severe brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Blindness or deafness
- Crippling diseases
If your catastrophic injury was due to someone else’s negligence,
such as in a car accident or exposure to hazardous chemicals on the job,
you may be able to seek financial compensation through a personal injury
claim. However, it is important to understand that your case cannot be
approached like a typical personal injury lawsuit.
Greater Injuries Require Greater Compensation
It sounds like a simple concept – the more severe your injuries are,
the higher your financial compensation should be – but it is one
that many attorneys and courtrooms overlook. All sorts of catastrophic
injuries require lifelong rehabilitation programs to help people cope.
Some require regular medical checkups to ensure that the problem is not
getting worse, and others include weekly routines and programs to teach
the injured how to walk or write again.
To be granted a flat sum of money is simply not enough for most people
who have suffered a catastrophic injury. In order to be treated fairly
and find stability in your future well-being, you need to work with an
attorney that is not afraid to greater compensation amounts, including
recurring payments for the rest of your life. Otherwise, you could eventually
have to pay out of your own pocket for your medical bills, which could
be impossible if your injury left you unable to work.
At Sacks Weston Diamond LLC, our team of catastrophic injury attorneys
have won millions of dollars in
successful verdicts and settlements for our clients and we are not afraid to go up against some of the biggest
of competitions. If you want a powerhouse law firm with nearly 100+ years of
combined experience in your corner when you proceed with your catastrophic
call us today and schedule your
free case evaluation.