Catastrophic Injuries—When an Injury Has Permanent Consequences

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Suffering an unexpected serious injury throws your life into a spiral of physical, emotional, and financial pain. While some injuries can heal with time and medical intervention, some injuries cannot heal and a victim’s life will never be the same.

A catastrophic injury is a severe and permanent injury that falls on the most extreme end of personal injury cases in their physical, emotional, and financial ramifications for victims. With catastrophic injuries, victims suffer long term or permanent loss of functioning, require a lifetime of medical care, and are limited or unable to work and make money.

Catastrophic Injuries: Permanent Consequences

Catastrophic injuries often involve vital parts of the human body that are either slow to heal or cannot heal at all. This includes injuries to the brain, neck, or spine, loss of limbs, burns, loss of senses, and/or permanent damage or organ loss. As the term suggests, these injuries are a “catastrophe” for the life of the victim; some of the permanent impacts include:

  • Long term medical care—including surgeries, treatment, medication, extended hospitalization, physical therapy, in-home healthcare.
  • Partial or complete impairment in mobility or brain functioning.
  • A complete change in lifestyle.
  • Psychological trauma—victims suffer psychological harm due to their injuries and need mental health counseling or medication.
  • Inability to work, or a severely impaired ability to earn an income.
  • Financial instability.

It also places an incredible strain on close relationships as a lifetime of a burden on spouses, parents, and children of the victims. These loved ones may be suddenly thrust in the position of caretaker and breadwinner while grieving aspects of their lives and relationships that have been lost.

Seeking Maximum Compensation

Nevada’s personal injury laws afford victims the right to pursue financial compensation (or “damages”) against those at fault for their injury due to negligence or recklessness. This includes people and companies. Our firm often sees catastrophic injuries that result from truck accidents, car accidents, and slip and falls.

Catastrophic injuries involve substantial damages as victims have enormous medical expenses and needs that will continue, contrasted with their inability to make money to pay for those expenses. We work closely with established and trusted experts who will make sure that insurance adjusters or juries understand what fair compensation looks like.

Let the Personal Injury Attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Help

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury by the fault of others, you deserve maximum compensation. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we have successfully resolved many personal injury claims involving catastrophic injuries. The attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. want to help you. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay no money unless we resolve your claim. Call us today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.

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