Owings Mills Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
A car accident, fall, sports activity, construction accident, or medical malpractice can all lead to injuries. They may even cause catastrophic injuries. But what exactly is a catastrophic injury?
There is no cut and dry definition of catastrophic injury. However, it is described as a severe injury to the brain or spinal cord. It may include skull or spine fractures, loss of a limb, and severe burn injuries that lead to disfigurement or disability. The result is costly treatment and a lengthy recovery.
Catastrophic injuries can result in permanent damage as well as seven-figure medical bills. Make sure you have adequate compensation to pay for all your damages. Schedule a consultation with the experienced Owings Mills catastrophic injury lawyers at Furman | Honick Law. We will work hard to get you compensation and justice.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are long-term or permanent injuries that require extensive treatment and recovery. They severely affect a person’s everyday life. Some examples include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Multiple bone fractures
- Organ damage
- Severe burns
Catastrophic injuries are severe and may affect many body systems, such as the central nervous system, respiratory, circulatory, gastrointestinal, urinary, excretory, and reproductive systems.
Obtaining Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
One of the most important things you can do after suffering a catastrophic injury is to seek treatment. Treatment can be very costly, but if someone else caused your injuries, then you can receive compensation for medical bills and other damages.
You can receive both economic and non-economic damages for a catastrophic injury. Economic damages refer to expenses that can be calculated, such as medical bills, lost wages, lost future income, and property damage. Your doctor and lawyer will need to work together to understand your future medical care and the costs involved to calculate future medical expenses.
Then there are non-economic damages, which are damages that cannot be easily calculated. They include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, shortened life span, mental anguish, anxiety, and other emotional damages. Your lawyer will use various factors to put a dollar amount of these damages. The severity of your injury will be taken into consideration.
Punitive damages may also be available in some instances, such as extreme negligence or reckless behavior. An example would be a drunk driving accident that causes a brain injury. Punitive damages punish the defendant for their behavior in an attempt to ensure the same thing does not happen again.
Contact Furman | Honick Law Today
Catastrophic injuries often result in long-term or permanent damage to the body. Your quality of life will be affected forever.
You are likely dealing with numerous damages. Count on the team at Furman | Honick Law to help make you whole again. We’ll help you understand your legal rights and options. Schedule a free consultation with an Owings Mills catastrophic injury lawyer today. Fill out the online form or call (410) 844-6000.