Suffering a catastrophic injury is one of the most devastating things that can happen in a person’s life. If another party caused your injury, I want to help you seek the financial compensation you deserve. In the meantime, here are 10 things you should know about catastrophic injuries.
- There are Many Different Kinds of Catastrophic Injuries
There are many different types of catastrophic injuries, and they can occur in many different ways. Common types of catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and fractures.
- Catastrophic Injuries Might Not Produce Immediate Symptoms
Some catastrophic injuries might not have immediate signs or symptoms. As such, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible after any kind of accident in order to receive an assessment. For example, Healthline points out that symptoms of internal bleeding can take many hours and sometimes days to appear.
- Catastrophic Injuries Can Result in Permanent Disabilities
If you suffer a spinal cord injury or fracture a particular bone, for example, you could have a permanent disability.
- Your Losses Can Include Emotional Harm
When you seek damages for a catastrophic injury, you may be able to seek non-economic damages for pain and suffering, or emotional distress.
- Catastrophic Injuries Can Vary in Severity
Some catastrophic injuries are more severe than others. For example, traumatic brain injuries include concussions, from which many people do ultimately recover, as well as severe brain trauma that results in death.
- Contributory Fault Can Reduce or Bar Your Recovery
If you are partially to blame for the catastrophic injury or for its severity, your damages award could be reduced by your percentage of fault according to Ohio’s contributory fault law. If you are more at fault than the party you sue, you could be barred from recovery.
- You Could Be Able to Seek Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If your injury occurred at work, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
- Punitive Damages Could Be a Possibility
When catastrophic injuries result from another party’s intentional wrongdoing or willful disregard for others’ safety, it may be possible to seek punitive damages to punish the at-fault party.
- You Only Have a Short Time Window to File a Lawsuit
Ohio law only gives you two years after the accident, in most cases, to file a catastrophic injury lawsuit.
- You May Be Able to Seek Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
If you have a loved one who died from a catastrophic injury, you should speak with an injury attorney about options for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Call My Firm for Assistance with a Catastrophic Injury Claim
Catastrophic injuries can vary significantly, and they can affect our lives in many different ways. Some catastrophic injuries can leave injury victims physical paralyzed, while others can have long-term consequences on a person’s intellectual capacities.
Whether you suffered a spinal cord injury, a traumatic brain injury, fractures or broken bones, severe burn injuries, a traumatic amputation, or another type of catastrophic injury, I will do everything I can to make the at-fault party pay for your losses. I am committed to serving injury victims in Ohio, and I want you to know that I mean it when I say I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my law firm today at 877.944.4373 to discuss your case and your options for filing a claim.