There are a variety of catastrophic injuries that can occur in a car accident which can impact victims for some time to come and, in some circumstances, for the rest of their lives. As a result, it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with personal injury legal protections that can help them with the harm and damages they face now and in the future.
Catastrophic injuries victims may suffer can include spinal cord injuries; back and neck injuries; serious amputations; brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries; and burn injuries. Brain injuries can be severe injuries that can impact the victim's cognitive abilities, physical abilities and they may experience emotional, mood and personality disturbances as a result of a traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries can result in a lifetime of disability. In addition, burn injuries may also result in disability, disfigurement and death.
When a negligent driver has harmed a car accident victim, causing them a catastrophic injury, a personal injury claim for damages can help them recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages that result. A claim for damages can help victims recover medical expenses; costs of future medical care and treatment that will be needed to treat their injury; lost wages; lost-earning capacity if their ability to work in the future is impacted by the injuries suffered; and pain and suffering damages for the emotional toll of their injuries.
Car accident victims and their families should understand their rights and how to enforce those rights through the legal options and remedies available to them. When a negligent driver has altered the victim's life forever in an instant in an unexpected car accident, victims need to know about the protections available to help them with the catastrophic injuries they have suffered.