A catastrophic injury can have permanent effects and may potentially change your life and the lives of your family forever. The personal injury lawyers of Jacoby & Meyers will help your family fight for the financial damages you deserve in the aftermath of this type of catastrophic injury, damages that can help you pay medical bills and get your life back on track.
It’s important to seek medical attention immediately following your catastrophic injury. Prompt treatment may help minimize the damage caused by your injury, giving you a better chance of recovery. Following your accident, you should be focused on healing. Let Jacoby & Meyers concentrate on getting you the compensation you need to cover your expenses.
Brain injuries are the most common catastrophic injury. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects one or more areas of your brain. It can lead to impaired memory and problems with vision, communication, and physical movement.
Brain injuries are often caused by a sudden, violent blow to the head. This can be due to the impact of your head hitting the windshield or dashboard in an auto accident or a fall from heights while working at a construction site. Even seemingly minor brain injuries can create long-term problems or lead to sudden death.
Spinal cord injury
A spinal cord injury is caused by damage to your spinal cord that often results in a loss of function. Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that travels from your brain, inside your vertebrae, down your neck and back. It carries sensory impulses to your brain and commands from the brain that control your movements.
Your vertebrae cover and protect your spinal cord, but physical trauma to your neck, back or skull can rupture the cord and restrict your nerve impulses. The result is a loss of feeling and usually mobility below the area that has been damaged. The damage can be temporary, but in an unfortunate number of cases, it is permanent.
The leading causes of spinal cord injury are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Sports injuries
A burn injury can be one of the most traumatic catastrophic injuries you can experience. Often, burn injuries require hospitalization and long term treatment. Physical disfigurement resulting from burn injuries can also lead to severe emotional damage, requiring counseling or other mental health services to help cope.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury caused by the negligence of another individual, please contact our personal injury lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices throughout the U.S.