Catastrophic injury cases are unlike other personal injury cases due to the severe nature of the injuries involved. Victims who sustain these types of injuries are generally unable to achieve a full recovery and often face lifelong consequences, including pain, disability, and a need for continued medical care and assistance. If you were catastrophically injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you should not suffer in silence or bear the burden of it on your own. At Martin Jean & Jackson in Tulsa, we will fight diligently on your behalf and recover the damages you deserve. Let us be your voice in court.
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What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Injuries that result in permanent damage or disabilities are typically treated as catastrophic injuries under the law.
Common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic amputation injuries: Traumatic amputation, or accidental amputation, is the non-medical amputation of a limb or extremity. This includes amputation of an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, or toe. Traumatic amputation commonly results from motor vehicle accidents, work-related accidents, construction accidents, and other traumatic events.
- Severe burn injuries: Severe burns (second- and third-degree burns, generally) result in extreme pain and damage to the skin, muscles, and even underlying tissue and bone. Often, victims will require extensive medical treatment, such as skin-grafting surgery, and may be left with lasting physical and emotional scars.
- Injuries that result in loss of vision or hearing: Injuries to the eyes and ears, resulting partial or total blindness or deafness, are considered catastrophic, as these injuries typically affect the victim’s ability to return to work or their normal, pre-injury life. These types of injuries can occur to anyone, but are most common among construction workers, industrial workers, and other high-risk industries.
- Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) range in severity from mild to severe, but all TBIs are serious. Anything from a concussion to internal bleeding on the brain to a penetrating head injury requires immediate medical attention. TBIs commonly result from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, slip and falls, and work-related accidents.
- Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries can lead to loss of function, sensation, and fine motor skills; in severe cases, they can cause partial or total paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia/tetraplegia). Victims will generally face a long road to recovery. Common causes of spinal cord injuries include motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, and violence.
- Gunshot injuries: Gunshot injuries, and other injuries resulting from violence, are generally classified as catastrophic injuries due to the immense physical damage they typically cause. Gunshot victims will often need immediate emergency medical care, as well as ongoing treatments and surgeries.
- Crushed bone injuries: Crushed bone injuries (known in medical terms as “compression” injuries) are a severe form of fracture, one that requires extensive medical treatment to repair. Crush injuries commonly occur in workplace settings when workers are caught between two moving objects/pieces of equipment, though they can happen anytime an individual becomes trapped between or under a great weight.
Common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Slips and falls
- Defective or dangerous products
- Medical malpractice
- Violent crimes
- Sporting accidents
Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
Given the severity of these injuries and the lasting effects they can have on a person’s life, the damages involved in such cases are often greater than they are in most other personal injury cases. Compensation for catastrophic injury cases may cover lost earnings potential, past and future medical expenses, ongoing rehabilitation costs, at-home living assistance, and pain and suffering. Additionally, since these types of accidents are often traumatic, compensation can also cover the cost of psychiatric care and mental distress. Depending on the type of catastrophic injury sustained, the damages a survivor can recover will vary.
Work with an Experienced Tulsa Legal Team
When you choose to hire Martin Jean & Jackson, you will obtain the assistance of a law firm that:
- Offers free case reviews
- Has a proven history of success, including over $500 million in verdicts and settlements recovered on behalf of our clients
- Award-winning legal representation
- Over 100 years of combined experience
Call Us Today at (580) 290-1006!
If you or a loved one sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident, you should not postpone seeking experienced legal assistance to obtain the compensation you need to move forward and cope with the aftermath of this terrible incident. At Martin Jean & Jackson in Tulsa, our goal is to maximize compensation for our clients to ensure they never end up having to pay for the cost of someone else’s negligence.
You should not have to face this difficult situation on your own. Let our award-winning team navigate the complexities of your case while you focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Contact Martin Jean & Jackson today at (580) 290-1006 to schedule a complimentary case review with one of our compassionate Tulsa catastrophic injury attorneys.
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