A catastrophic injury is one that temporarily or permanently alters a person’s ability to live the life he or she lived prior to the injury. In most cases, catastrophic injuries are so severe, they prevent the victim from returning to work in his or her full capacity—or even altogether. They typically result in some form of physical or cognitive disability, often both.
Catastrophic injuries have serious, life-altering implications for both the victim and his or her family. The physical, emotional, and financial costs of such an injury can be both devastatingly high and extremely far-reaching. If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, you should not have to face these consequences alone.
Contact Wagner Reese at (888) 204-8440 to discuss your rights and legal options with one of our Indianapolis catastrophic injury attorneys.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
Several different types of injuries fall under the catastrophic injury umbrella. This is because they are generally always considered very serious and typically prevent the victims from returning to their normal lives.
Some of the most common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Severe burn injuries
- Blindness/loss of sight
- Deafness/loss of hearing
- Accidental amputation
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Like all injuries, catastrophic injuries can occur in a variety of ways and for many different reasons. If you or your loved one was catastrophically injured due to a car collision, workplace accident, slip-and-fall, defective product, dangerous property condition, or any other form of negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses.
Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injury cases are somewhat different than other types of personal injury claims in that the extent and severity of damages are often far greater. Victims typically require both immediate emergency treatment and ongoing medical care. This can include physical and/or cognitive rehabilitation, various pain-management medications, and therapy to deal with the emotional trauma of the accident. Victims may require special medical devices, such as wheelchairs. The lifetime cost of treatment for a catastrophic injury can easily exceed millions of dollars, placing a huge financial burden on families.
At Wagner Reese, we understand the extensive, long-term effects very severe injuries have on victims and their loved ones. Our experienced catastrophic injury lawyers in Indianapolis have more than 150+ years of combined experienced and have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our goal is always to provide our clients with the care, attention, and compassion they deserve, as well as the tireless advocacy and dedicated legal representation they need.
The statute of limitations for filing a catastrophic injury claim in Indiana is typically two years from the date of injury. Call (888) 204-8440 to discuss your case with our legal team today.