Decatur Personal Injury Lawyer
A person can suffer injuries in a variety of ways, from car crashes to slips and falls to defective products to medical malpractice. These injuries may be minor or moderate, but some are catastrophic.
A catastrophic injury is one that is devastating and life-changing. These injuries often require extensive and long-term medical care, rehabilitation, medical equipment, and medications. Treatment can be costly. That’s why if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to take prompt legal action. Contact the Decatur personal injury lawyers at Shiver Hamilton Campbell for compensation and justice to help you maintain your quality of life.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury may include the following:
- Head/brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of vision/hearing
- Burn injuries
- Organ damage
Long-Term Impact of Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury does not go away on its own. In fact, it may never heal. These lifelong injuries impact not only the victim, but their family members as well. Dealing with these injuries causes immense stress to everyone involved, including spouses and children. Because of this, victim offers see relationships suffer due to the enormous strain. Sadly, many end up divorced because their spouses are unwilling to be their caretakers. Those who do take on the caretaker role are often anxious and stressed out as they try to work and take care of their own families as well.
Catastrophic injuries can impact someone physically and emotionally. For example, a person may no longer be able to walk. They may not be able to perform their job, care for their family, or take care of themselves. If the accident was especially traumatic, they may have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or some other mental health issue. A catastrophic injury can cause someone to no longer be able to engage in hobbies. This is called loss of enjoyment of life and can lead to depression.
A person can suffer physical scars from catastrophic injuries, as is the case with burns or severe car accidents. A victim can experience self-esteem issues as they struggle with disfigurement and looking different from what they did before.
In the case of a head injury, a victim may experience communication issues. They may struggle to talk or make sense. They cannot properly show their emotions. This can lead to irritability, anger, and depression as a person adjusts to their new life.
Contact Us Today
A catastrophic injury can affect a person for many years or even the rest of their life. If you or a loved one has been a victim, make sure to seek legal help right away.
The Decatur lawyers at Shiver Hamilton Campbell can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your damages, including medical bills, long-term care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Schedule a free consultation with our office today. Fill out the online form or call (877) 215-6111.