5 Signs You Suffered a Catastrophic Injury

5 Signs You Suffered a Catastrophic Injury

When an accident happens and it produces significant physical bodily harm, then it may be considered a catastrophic injury accident. A catastrophic injury accident is when one suffers the most severe injuries that require extensive recovery time and medical care to heal if healing is even possible.

An unintentional injury accident can happen as a result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall incidents, defective products, and more. If you sustained considerable and grave injuries that affected every aspect of your life, then you have been catastrophically injured. Individuals with this type of harm may seek the assistance of a Philadelphia catastrophic injury attorney at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP. Compensation for a catastrophic injury claim may be significant.

Ways to Tell if You Suffered a Catastrophic Injury

5 Signs You Suffered a Catastrophic InjuryInjuries can range in severity. Some can be minor and cause little disruptions in life. Others can be serious and cause difficulty and discomfort. Then there are catastrophic injuries. These injuries result in some of the highest amount of losses and adverse outcomes. 

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Injuries to the spine
  • Disabling injuries
  • Widespread burns
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations 
  • Disfigurement

The injuries above could be considered catastrophic. However, other injuries can also cause a person to suffer extreme physical destruction.

Here are some signs that you have suffered a catastrophic injury

  1. You suffered the worst, most cataclysmic type of injury.
  2. It will take a great deal of time to recover or it will be impossible to fully recover.
  3. Your damages are extensive and your claim is complicated.
  4. Your injuries have altered your quality of life.
  5. You may have a claim with a high-dollar valuation.

If any of these signs exist after your injury accident, then it is likely that your accident produced catastrophic results. In these situations, having an attorney manage your claim can be advantageous. The amount of time you will have to put into the claims process along with the stress you will likely have to endure as you try to recover from your injuries are probably substantial. You may not have the time or energy to devote to the claims process. Plus, if your claim is worth a lot of money, getting a fair settlement can be a difficult thing to do if you do not know how to interact with and negotiate with insurance companies. 

An attorney can handle the claims process on your behalf. Your lawyer will keep you current on everything that is happening with your claim so that you can make decisions on how you want things to go. Your attorney will be able to value your claim so that they are prepared to negotiate for a fair and full settlement. And if it is needed, your attorney will also have the experience necessary to take your case to trial and go through litigation.

Speak to an Attorney at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP Today

It can be a long and painful journey to get over and recover from a catastrophic injury. Handling a legal claim is a lot to take on during this time. 

Please call a Philadelphia personal injury attorney today at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP, at (215) 731-9900. You are welcome to schedule a free, initial consultation.

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