A catastrophic injury often occurs without warning and can seriously affect the life-long health and well-being of a person and his or her family. The impact of such an injury may leave a victim in need of legal assistance if the injury is the result of negligence. It is an unfortunate reality that many people suffer a catastrophic injury that can radically alter their life and the lives of their loved ones. Generally such injuries occur without warning and leave victims and their families in a tail spin. An attorney can assist you in recovering compensation for current and future health care costs, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering while you and your family focus on your health.
A catastrophic injury usually impacts the central nervous system of the body and may seriously affect other bodily systems as well. Types of catastrophic injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Amputation injury
- Burn Injury
- Loss of eye sight or hearing
- Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia)
The nature of these injuries may require you to have life- long medical care by teams of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, counselors. Furthermore, severe bodily injuries often affect the ability of the victim to attain or maintain employment. These injuries may even affect the employment of other family members as they often take on the role of caretakers. Finally, physical and mental stress often take a toll on the emotional well-being of the victim and the family. The financial burdens of a catastrophic injury can be as overwhelming as the actual injury.
Catastrophic injuries may be the result of any number of negligent situations. These life altering injuries may be the result of:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Defective products
- Aviation accidents (plane crashes)
- Construction accidents
- Work place accidents
- Toxic exposure
An attorney can assist you in navigating the legal issues involved in pursuing a personal injury claim. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in Kentucky, and you feel that the injury was caused by the negligent actions of another party, you can call or contact Louisville personal injury lawyer Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC at (502) 749-5700 or email him to discuss your legal options so that you can make an educated decision about the course of action you need to take to pursue a claim.