Yes, you can sustain a severe injury in a car accident. But, what exactly is considered a catastrophic injury?
The Lawyer's Monthly states that there is no definition of catastrophic injuries in any law book or legal journal. Instead, they are defined by the legal and insurance community on a case-by–case basis. If you or a loved one sustained a severe injury, after you seek medical treatment for the injury, consult with an accident lawyer, because they will be able to take into account many factors including:
This is just one of the many benefits to getting an experienced accident attorney to represent you in your claim against the responsible party. When interviewing potential injury firms, be sure to ask the right questions before hiring the services of an accident lawyer.
Experts agree that the following are all considered catastrophic injuries.
If your life is forever changed by the injury, then any car accident injury qualifies for catastrophic injury which will certainly impact the value of your claim. A catastrophic injury is something that you cannot fully recover from and this is what your accident attorney will argue to the courts to increase your due compensation. Sadly, one of your greatest challenges will be adapting to your new normal. Feel free to contact Beharry Law to help.