Because of the serious nature of catastrophic injuries, they often lead to more complicated legal battles and larger settlements or verdicts. Compensation for a catastrophic injury cases should include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Expert medical, care planning, and forensic economic testimony is often used to support the claim and help the injured person plan for the future. Because of the large monetary care needs, the amount offered in settlement should be much greater when the injuries suffered are catastrophic.
Frequently Asked Questions
The law defines a “catastrophic injury” as any injury that results in permanent disability or a permanent change in the quality of life. Some examples of catastrophic injuries include: Amputations Permanent nerve damage Brain injuries Vision and/or hearing loss Spinal cord injuries Numerous bone fractures Damage to internal organs Severe burns [...]