What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

Any accident can turn into a catastrophic injury. Personal Injury Attorneys are those who look after clients who have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of someone or some party. These accidents typically result in injuries that are tough, but not impossible to get over. For example, if you get into a car accident and you suffer bruising and whiplash then that is an injury that you can get over with little to no extended trauma. Or, if you slip and fall and hurt your hip, but you don’t need a total hip replacement or extended physical therapy, that is an example of an injury that is not catastrophic. Those kinds of injuries are still painful and need attention, but there are situations when the injury from an accident hits a whole new level. This level is catastrophic and often results in permanent damage, lifetime chronic pain, or overall long term disability. When injuries like that happen you need a specific attorney to help ensure that you are getting the justice you deserve.

Catastrophic Injury Defined

Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys at Compass Law Group, LLP defines a catastrophic injury as something that is life-altering for the injured and their family. Catastrophic events almost always affect a person physically and emotionally. Dealing with a catastrophic injury could lead to some serious hospital time and bedtime. A long amount of inactivity can cause some serious depression. An injury of that magnitude not only puts your life on hold, but it can seriously alter who you live throughout your life too.
Here are some scenarios that may result in catastrophic injuries:

  • Slipping and falling off of rooftops or scaffolding that is 80 feet above ground level
  • Car accidents over 50 mph
  • Motorcycle accidents that result in a head-on collisions
  • sports injuries with faulty protective gear
  • Pool accidents where the diving boards are not properly secured

Here are some of the resulting injuries from a catastrophic accident:

Injuries that deal with your brain, back or spine are incredibly difficult. They not only require special medical attention, but they require a complete change in life activities. You may not be able to participate in your everyday activities safely like driving, playing sports, or being very active. These injuries may require you to take heavy medicines that alter your mood or physically change your body.
If you or someone you love are dealing with catastrophic injury resulting from an accident then you need someone strong on your side to advocate for your loss. Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys at Compass Law Group, LLP in Los Angeles are here to guide you through this complicated legal battle. With our resources, education, and knowledge, we will do all we can to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for the life-altering circumstance you experience.


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