The person or party responsible for a catastrophic injury can be held accountable for the victim’s losses. For example, careless drivers can face liability for the injuries they cause while distracted, impaired, or speeding. Property owners can be held accountable for the catastrophic injuries that happen on their premises. Product manufacturers can be held financially responsible for the injuries their defective products cause. Medical professionals and institutions, such as hospitals, can be held responsible for injuries and damages caused by medical malpractice.
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 [...]