Catastrophic injuries are life-altering injuries that normally occur suddenly and unexpectedly. The consequences are lifelong and most often prevent the injured from returning to work. Some consequences of the injuries may not present for years after the accident. I am Marc Sedwick, a personal injury attorney located in New Albany and experienced in these complex injury cases. Following medical treatment for your injuries, schedule a consult with me at my firm, SedwickLaw, PC, to discuss your compensation options. Personal injury claims seek awards for the injured that help them pay medical costs and supplant lost income.
Catastrophic injury accidents often cause damage to the central nervous system via areas of the body such as the spinal cord or brain. This can then cause problems in other systems of the body. Burn injuries can be catastrophic when they cover a large percentage of the body and damage the respiratory system.
Reasons For Serious Injury
Common causes for catastrophic injuries include all types of motor vehicle crashes, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents and slip-and-falls. Medical malpractice can result in brain damage, causing catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death. Establishing the extent of the injuries can be a difficult task. These types of cases are complex and require hard work and dedication on the part of your attorney in order to bring about a successful claim. A successful personal injury claim for catastrophic injury can provide compensation for the injured as well as the family. It can cover medical costs incurred, future medical costs as predicted, loss of wages and future income, and pain and suffering.