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3 Main Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury you sustain can be considered serious when it has a significant impact on your life. However, under personal injury law, there are a few types of injuries that are considered catastrophic because of the nature of their severity and the lifelong effects that you may endure as a result.

Unfortunately, these catastrophic injuries can happen in any given situation, but a large majority of those that happen are the result of someone else’s negligence. It’s vital for you to recognize the different types of injuries that are catastrophic, as well as your legal rights should you ever sustain one due to someone’s actions against you.

The three main types of catastrophic injuries include:

If you suffer any of these types of injuries, it’s important to speak with a lawyer. Learn more about each of these below.

Call our firm today at (805) 628-4967 if you suffer a significant and catastrophic injury.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

These types of injuries can have some of the most significant effects on your life. Depending on how severe the brain injury is, you may suffer anything from memory loss to a coma. Unfortunately, many of the top causes of brain injuries are negligence related, making it necessary for you to pursue compensation if you ever endure one.

Brain injuries can occur in many different ways. In a car accident, the impact may force your head to contact the metal frame or dashboard, causing significant contusions or a concussion. In a slip and fall accident, you may be upended, landing hard on your back and the back of your head can slam into the ground. In any case, it’s essential to recognize where negligence may arise.

Spinal Cord Injuries

These types of injuries are often looked at as the most severe because they are typically associated with some form of paralysis, or the complete loss of function in various limbs. When this happens, your entire life is impacted, and it becomes difficult to complete even the simplest of tasks.

Two of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are car accidents and slip and falls. Unfortunately, these happen far too often with tens of thousands of new cases arising each year, many of them requiring millions of dollars in lifetime expenses.

Burn Injuries

These types of injuries can be confusing for someone as they may not recognize where negligence exists. After all, many burns are freak occurrences and can happen with nobody else involved. However, there are situations where someone else may be accountable if you suffer a burn injury. For instance, if you are in a restaurant and they make a liquid (like coffee) too hot. The waiter spills it on you. The burns may be a result of the excessive temperature, making the restaurant liable.

Burn injuries can have some of the biggest impacts on victims simply because of the long-term physical and emotional damage they can do. Skin grafts may be necessary, but the worst burns can impact beneath the skin, damaging nerves, fat, and muscle.

At Crane Flores, LLP, we recognize just how difficult it can be to deal with issues involving negligence. When you suffer a catastrophic injury, it can be even more daunting, and you need someone looking out for your rights and best interests.

Our personal injury attorneys service clients throughout Ventura County, Oxnard, and Santa Barbara County, always working to obtain the outcome you need to move forward after a severe injury. You can trust us to champion your rights to compensation and give you a voice to pursue justice whenever you need it most.

Call our firm today at (805) 628-4967 and speak with a member of our team in a free consultation to learn more about your rights.