Auto Accidents: Potential for Catastrophic Personal Injury

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An injury is labeled catastrophic when an individual undergoes a life-altering change due to the auto accident bodily injury sustained. This type of auto accident injury usually takes place in an abrupt fashion. The lack of warning adds emphasis on seeking immediate medical attention.

A catastrophic injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • brain injury
  • spinal chord injury
  • multiple fractures
  • severe burns
  • accidental amputation
  • other neurological disorders

Some affects on the body may include:

  • paralysis
  • blood circulation
  • damaged respiratory system
  • damaged urinary system
  • damaged gastrointestinal system
  • loss of communicative abilities
  • loss of cognitive abilities

It is possible for individuals to recover from a catastrophic injury if they receive proper treatment in a timely fashion. The long-term needs of the individual supercede those with a less severe injuries. Other cases may not so fortunate even if treatment is performed by expert health care professionals. These individuals may experience permanent injury,
significant suffering, and even reduced life spans.

Normally, insurance companies are not willing to pay the full amount of compensation in catastrophic personal injury cases. If someone is injured by an individual who carries minimum or no auto insurance, the injured may be limited to uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, which will be much less than the losses sustained. It may be necessary to seek alternative compensation or government assistance through the use of an attorney. Experienced auto accident injury attorneys can assist in recovering compensation for damages from the responsible party as well as others who may be held accountable.


Have you or someone you know suffered a catastrophic personal injury caused by an auto accident? If so, contact one of our experienced auto accident lawyers in your area today!
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