The injuries one may sustain in an accident resulting from the negligence of another party can vary in severity. For example, if you are involved in a relatively minor slip and fall accident, although it’s possible you’ll be left with serious injuries, there is also the possibility that you will only sustain harm from which you will likely recover in a reasonable timeframe.
However, other accidents can result in injuries that qualify as “catastrophic.” “Catastrophic injury” is a general term referring to injuries that can have a profoundly disruptive impact on one’s life. Such injuries may even have a permanent effect.
Hopefully, you and your loved ones will never be injured in this way. If you are, though, and these injuries could have been avoided had it not been for the negligence of another party, you could potentially file a claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and even non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
Our team of Worcester catastrophic injury attorneys at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus P.C., has experience providing effective representation to victims like yourself. We are prepared to fight aggressively for the compensation you may deserve.
Again, an injury may be defined as catastrophic if it has a substantial and/or permanent impact on a victim’s quality of life. Examples of such injuries include (but are not limited to) the following:
It may not be always clear to a victim whether their injury qualifies as catastrophic. Thus, when choosing an attorney to consult with, it is wise to meet with one who specifically handles catastrophic injury cases. Our Worcester catastrophic injury lawyers can review your case and explain whether it falls under this unique heading.
Catastrophic injury is its own subheading of personal injury due to the significant manner in which a catastrophic injury can affect the life of a victim. First, such injuries usually require highly extensive and costly medical treatment and can prevent a victim from working and earning an income. Thus, they cause very severe financial woes.
They can also have lifelong impacts. For example, someone who sustains a catastrophic injury may no longer be able to hold down a job, attend to their own daily needs, serve as a parent or partner, and more. It’s also likely they will be rendered unable to participate in various activities they once enjoyed.
No amount of money can ever truly compensate someone for these types of losses. Regardless, when a victim has been left with a life-changing injury because someone else was negligent, they still deserve to be compensated financially.
If you believe you have grounds to seek compensation, reach out to a Worcester catastrophic injury attorney at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus P.C. We will provide the aggressive representation you need. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online to schedule your free consultation.