Catastrophic Injuries and How They Occur

Feb 10, 2022

Catastrophic injuries are often life-threatening and, in most cases, survivors are unable to achieve a full recovery, affecting their ability to live life as they once knew it. These types of injuries include traumatic brain injuries, disfiguring burns, spinal cord damage, and amputation injuries. Continue reading to find out more about how these injuries occur.

The Most Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

Recognizing and understanding the causes of catastrophic injuries can help survivors seek the compensation they need to move forward.

Here are some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including those that involve trucks and motorcycles. Truck accidents are particularly life-threatening due to their weight and size. It is not uncommon for survivors to walk away from these terrible incidents with permanent, life-altering damage. These accidents are frequently the result of negligence, such as distracted driving, speeding, and drunk driving.
  • Pedestrians are very vulnerable, so when they collide with a motor vehicle, the results can be catastrophic. These accidents often happen at intersections when drivers fail to pay attention to their surroundings, checking only for oncoming vehicles, but not for pedestrians.
  • Slip and fall accidents may not sound serious, but these accidents are among some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries. Construction sites are some of the most common locations where these incidents occur.
  • In the absence of proper safety precautions, fires and explosions can occur, resulting in terrible burn injuries that lead to permanent disfigurement.

Catastrophic injury cases tend to involve more substantial damages due to the nature of the injury and the unlikelihood the survivor will ever achieve a complete recovery. That is why it is essential to hire an attorney with extensive experience in handling such cases, giving you the best chance of maximizing compensation for your suffering.

Speak to an Experienced Catastrophic Injury Attorney About Your Case Today!

At Frish Law Group, APLC, our knowledgeable catastrophic injury team is backed by decades of experience and proven results. Our attorneys understand the difficulties you may be facing, which is why we are committed to providing personalized attention and tailored strategies to assure the best outcome for your case. Let us fight on your behalf to hold the responsible parties liable.

Reach out to our law office today at (818) 686-5527 to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys to get started on your case.