There are many types of injuries that you could suffer, but if you are extremely unfortunate, you'll suffer the worst: A catastrophic injury. A catastrophic injury often refers to an injury that severely impacts your brain or spine. It may result in serious trauma to your brain or paralysis throughout your body.
Nearly all catastrophic injuries result in permanent disability, but the symptoms can vary based on the patient. Some people may suffer from:
- Memory loss
- Brain damage
- Chronic pain
- Weakness in the extremities
- Difficulty speaking
- Trouble walking or other mobility issues
As you can see, none of the above symptoms are symptoms that can be taken lightly. They're all devastating to a normal way of life, and they can mean that a patient needs around-the-clock care.
Catastrophic injuries are expensive
Catastrophic injuries are expensive, costing thousands upon thousands of dollars each year in medical care. Once the patient is stabilized, they may still need regular appointments or therapies that continue to add to the overall cost of this injury.
What should you do if you've suffered a catastrophic injury or know someone who has?
If you or someone you love has suffered from a severe injury, you should know that you can seek compensation from the party that caused your injuries. Whether it's a drunk driver, someone who wasn't paying attention to the roads, a business owner or another party, you can pursue a claim.
Our website has more on catastrophic injuries and what you can expect after you've been seriously hurt and are unlikely to recover in the future.