Accidents can lead to all types of injuries, but the severity and the impact of those injuries can vary. Minor injuries will eventually heal, leaving little to no trace that they ever happened - but serious injuries can effect a person for years, or even for the rest of their life.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include brain injuries, spine injuries, disfiguring injuries, and amputations, just to name a few. These types of injuries don't heal and disappear - they result in lasting pain and suffering and can incur astronomical medical bills for surgeries and ongoing treatments.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the most common types of catastrophic, life-altering injuries a person can experience in an accident is a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Severe Head Trauma Can Lead to:
- Severe headaches
- Memory problems
- Speech problems
- Vision problems
- Emotional disorders
- Reduced mental capacity
- Coma / vegetative state
In cases of traumatic brain injury, these effects can last for weeks, months, years, or even for the rest of the victim's life. This level of pain and suffering deserves compensation to match.
Spinal Cord Injuries / Paralysis
Another example of catastrophic personal injury is spinal cord damage, often leading to paralysis. When the spinal cord is bruised or severed in an accident, a person can lose some or all of their feeling / mobility below the area of injury. The results may include temporary or permanent paralysis of the person's legs or entire body.
Total or partial paralysis below the chest and downward is known as paraplegia. This type of paralysis only affects the legs, meaning that the person still has use of his or her arms. Paraplegics require a wheelchair to get around. In cases of partial paralysis, some sense of feeling and / or mobility still remains. In cases of total paralysis, the person cannot feel or use his or her legs at all.
Quadriplegia / Tetraplegia
Total or partial paralysis from the neck down is known as quadriplegia (or tetraplegia). Quadriplegia affects the arms as well as the legs, meaning that quadriplegics often require the assistance of another person to get around and to perform basic daily tasks.
Get a Lawyer for Your Serious Injury
Catastrophic injuries are not like other personal injury cases. These injuries incur higher medical bills and longer-lasting damages to the life of the injured person. Most cases involve ongoing medical treatment and care that exceeds that of your average personal injury, which means you deserve more compensation for your case. That is why you need a skilled Phoenix catastrophic injury attorney on your side.
Rafi Law Group, PLLC is available 24/7 to answer your questions and concerns. Our attorney has the knowledge, experience, and success record you need to have confidence in your choice of legal representation. We are centrally located in Phoenix for your convenience, have knowledgeable staff to support you every step of the way, and provide services in both English and Spanish (se habla español).
Get the legal representation you need after a serious accident. Contact a Phoenix catastrophic injury lawyer from Rafi Law Group, PLLC today!