What Are Catastrophic Injuries In Alabama?

According to the American Medical Association, a catastrophic injury is “a serious injury to the spine, the spinal cord, or brain.”  Regardless of the nature of your accident or injury, if your injury is severe enough that you have long-term effects from it, or you’ve experienced a deformity, it is considered catastrophic. 

If your catastrophic injury resulted from another person’s negligent or intentional unlawful act, it becomes critical to choose the right lawyer to handle your injury claims. Patrick Marshall Law work tirelessly to help recover compensation for our catastrophic injury clients.  

Types of Catastrophic Injuries in Alabama

If you have a catastrophic injury in Alabama, you’ll likely need experts, not only medically, but also existentially, such as so-called life-care planners, who help you figure out what your new life will be like, and how to achieve the best life possible. Catastrophic injuries have serious long-term effects on the victim. In addition, catastrophic injuries can often put tremendous stress on the victim’s friends and family because the victim often needs constant assistance or supervision for the rest of their lives and a lifetime of rehabilitation and medical bills to treat their disabilities.

An injury that prevents you from earning a living or taking care of your family is considered catastrophic. Catastrophic Injuries include a wide variety of injuries, some of which may include:

  • Arm amputations
  • Leg amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Partial or total paralysis
  • Disfiguring burns
  • Internal organ damage
  • Concussions/traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Multiple, complex bone fractures
  • Birth Injuries
  • Loss of hearing or sight
  • Eye injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Nerve damage

There are also catastrophic illnesses that may be suffered, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Memory loss 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol and drug abuse

An Alabama Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help If You’ve Suffered a Catastrophic Injury as a Result of a Negligent or Intentional Wrongful Act

The damages in a catastrophic injury case are much greater than cases involving serious injuries. Often your insurance company will attempt to get a quick settlement, meaning that you recover less compensation than you deserve.  A knowledgeable and qualified attorney will make sure that your case is handled properly.  Patrick Marshall Law will work with your medical personnel to understand the full extent of your injuries so that all parties understand the true value of your case.  Contact Patrick today for a free case evaluation.