Car accidents, motorcycle accidents and auto-pedestrian accidents can all result in catastrophic injuries. Car accidents can result in physical and mental harm such as disfiguring injuries, chronic pain and disability. Catastrophic injuries resulting from car accidents can have a lifelong impact on victims and threaten their quality of life and ability to earn a living.
The impact of catastrophic injuries extends to the families of accident victims. Catastrophic injuries include severe neck and back injuries, ranging from paralysis to loss of vision or hearing impairment; the loss of a limb; severe burns or scarring; brain damage and brain injuries, or chronic, and sometimes permanent, pain or other health conditions. The medical costs associated with the treatment of and caring for catastrophic injuries over a lifetime may require millions of dollars.
It can be important to plan for the future financial needs associated with a catastrophic injury suffered in a car or other type of accident. Immediate medical care and future medical care costs, which may include rehabilitation, home care and other costs, may be necessary and can be expensive. Costly treatments over a lifetime may be required following a catastrophic injury. Victims may suffer medical expenses, lost earnings, lost future earnings and pain and suffering damages over the course of a lifetime following a catastrophic injury.
Fortunately, personal injury legal options are available to injured victims and their families to help recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional costs of a car accident from a negligent driver responsible for the car accident. Because of the unquestionably serious nature of catastrophic injuries, it is important for victims to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them when harmed.