A catastrophic injury is a serious injury that has a long-term effect on your health, work, and quality of life. Car accidents, workplace accidents, medical errors, and more can cause these injuries.
If you or someone you love has been catastrophically injured, you may be entitled to compensation.
Nix Law is a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping victims of catastrophic injuries. We have represented clients in various cases, from car accidents to medical malpractice.
Common Catastrophic Personal Injuries Lawsuits Nix Law Can Help You With
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A TBI is an injury caused by trauma to the head. This type of injury can range in severity. More severe TBIs may have serious consequences for the rest of a person’s life. After suffering an injury to the brain, a person may experience deficits in hearing or vision; have difficulty with thinking, memory, and reasoning (as well as emotional responses and their ability to communicate).
- Severe burns. Burns can be classified based on the extent of damage from the first to the fourth degree. Fourth-degree burns are the most serious among burn degrees and can affect organs, muscles, and bones. Third-degree burn injuries affect the skin’s outer layer, deeper tissue, and bone. Burns can negatively impact one’s health and well-being.
- Internal organ injuries. A severe accident can rupture internal organs and cause life-threatening complications. Organ damage is often so severe that survivors need to replace their damaged organs, and medication and follow-up appointments will mark the rest of their lives. Internal organ injuries deemed catastrophic include punctured lungs, lacerated spleens, and pierced bowels.
- Amputations: A person may lose a limb or vital body part, either because of an accident or as the result of serious damage sustained in an accident. Amputation, scarring, or disfigurement can be devastating injuries because they profoundly impact health and quality of life.
- Spinal cord injury: Spinal cord injuries can occur at any point along the spinal column and affect nerves in various ways. Because spinal cord injuries damage the nerves that carry messages back and forth between the brain and other parts of the body, many people with these injuries experience permanent changes in sensation, strength, or other bodily functions.
- Birth injuries: Birth injuries occur when something goes wrong during childbirth. Birth injuries include intracranial hemorrhage, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy.
Mothers may experience postpartum hemorrhages, a ruptured uterus, and other injuries that have lasting physical effects. Birth injuries can require ongoing medical care, causing pain and suffering for the child and mother.
- Permanent loss of sight and hearing. Traumatic eye or ear injuries can result in permanent damage and may require extensive surgeries and ongoing medical care.
Victims of catastrophic injuries often have a hard time collecting compensation, which can lead to financial difficulties due to lost wages. For this reason, it is very important for people in these situations to find competent legal counsel who can help them obtain adequate redress.
At Nix Law, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers has represented many clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve.