What Qualifies for Catastrophic Injuries?

What Qualifies for Catastrophic Injuries?

After an injury accident, there is a wide range of physical bodily harm and emotional trauma a person can suffer. Certain incidents can produce detrimental results so serious that they impact a person’s life permanently. All forms of trauma that result after personal injury accidents can be shocking for a person and this is especially so when the harm is so great. 

Individuals that live in Mississippi can file a personal injury claim for damages they suffered after an injury accident. This is particularly true when an injury accident is the result of another negligent party’s actions. To learn more about if you have a strong case to file a successful claim, call Germany Law Firm, PLLC. Bob Germany is a Jackson car accident attorney with more than 40 years of experience prosecuting cases for victims of many different types of injury accidents.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Are Your Injuries CatastrophicWhen a person sustains such massive harm that their ability to fully recover is not likely to happen and the implications of their injuries could be permanent, this is considered a catastrophic injury. There are many injuries that can be labeled catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries are devastating to a person’s life. This is true for a person’s physical well-being, emotional health, and ability to keep gainful employment. 

Generally, when a person has catastrophic injuries that were inflicted by a negligent party, that reckless party is liable for compensating the victim for their damages. Catastrophic injury claims have the potential to have very high settlement amounts. This is true because the severity of the damages can require intensive and long-term medical care and associated pain and suffering. 

Medical care does not come cheap. If a person needs lifelong therapeutics, support to function in daily life, and other treatment services, the size of their personal injury claim will be significant.  

If you believe you suffered from a catastrophic injury accident in Jackson, it is best to call the Jackson catastrophic injury attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC. Bob Germany can examine your case and give you a good idea of its value.

Catastrophic injuries can be debilitating and decrease a victim’s quality of life. If the details surrounding how the catastrophic injury incident happened were abhorrent, then it could be possible to obtain punitive damages too. While punitive damages are not awarded often, certain situations call for the extra amount of money as a punishment to the defendant for their behavior. Drunk driving where a person loses their life or is paralyzed could be an example of when a judge would approve punitive damages.

Speak with a Mississippi Personal Injury Attorney Today

Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury lawyer who is dedicated to ensuring every client gets superior legal counsel and is treated fairly with respect to their ability to be compensated through a Mississippi personal injury claim

Catastrophic injuries are likely to be extremely distressing. Victims have the right to fight for compensation for the damages suffered. Contact Germany Law Firm, PLLC today at (601) 487-055 to schedule your free consultation.