Types of Catastrophic Injuries & Their Causes

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries refer to injuries that are severe, life-threatening, and permanent. They can result in a significant impact on the victim’s life, including long-term disability, loss of income, and even death. Various events, such as car accidents, slips and falls, medical negligence, and industrial accidents, can cause catastrophic injuries.

1. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs occur when there is a blow or jolt to the head or when an object penetrates the head. TBIs can result in memory loss, difficulty with speech, and impaired cognitive functions. Causes of TBI include car accidents, falls, and sports injuries.

2. Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)

Spinal cord injuries or SCIs refer to injuries that damage the spinal cord and can result in partial or complete paralysis. SCIs can be caused by diving accidents, car accidents, sports injuries, and medical malpractice.

3. Burn Injuries

Heat, chemicals, or radiation can cause burn injuries. They can result in severe pain, scarring, and disfigurement. Burn injuries can be caused by exposure to an open flame, electrical currents, and chemicals.

4. Amputations

Amputations refer to the loss of a limb or a body part due to an injury, disease, or medical condition. Amputations can result in severe pain, emotional trauma, and the need for prosthetic devices. Causes of amputations include car accidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.

5. Internal Organ Damage

Internal organ damage refers to injuries that occur to the vital organs inside the body, such as the lungs, liver, kidney, and heart. Internal organ damage can result in significant health complications and can be caused by car accidents, industrial accidents, and medical malpractice.

West Texas Personal Injury Lawyers

Catastrophic injuries can have devastating consequences, impacting every aspect of a person's life. Being aware of the legal considerations surrounding those injuries is crucial for seeking appropriate medical care and pursuing compensation when necessary. At Hanna Allen, PLLC, our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of catastrophic injuries navigate the legal process and obtain the justice they deserve. Contact us today at (432) 220-2649 for a free consultation, and let us fight for your rights.

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