Catastrophic injuries typically involve the spine or brain. Injuries to these parts of the body can be devastating, leading to many months or years of consequences. Brain and spinal injuries can range from minor to acute, but all of them have an impact that is noticeable to the victims.
Victims of catastrophic injuries need to get appropriate medical care to have the best chances of recovery. Often, these injuries are so serious that there is a risk of death or serious complications. It’s important to get to the hospital quickly, so the risk of death is minimized and so that secondary complications can be minimized.
What should you do if your loved one suffers a catastrophic injury in a collision?
If you received a phone call that someone you love was injured badly in a collision, it’s important to be there for them. You may want to reach out to an attorney to find someone to represent them and to begin the claims process. Your loved one may benefit from your support during their recovery as well as the peace of mind of having a loved one near in a time of need.
You may also want to be at the hospital and present during at least the initial stages of their recovery so that you can be helpful in gathering paperwork, receipts and other information for their attorney.
Catastrophic injuries are devastating, but you can get help and work to obtain compensation. Our website has more information on what you should do if you’re hurt in a collision and how to manage your case.