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Suffering any type of injury can bring financial burdens, as well as loss of work, mobility, and enjoyment of life. Catastrophic injuries, in which the injury permanently prevents an individual from returning to gainful employment, have even more far-reaching consequences that can last a lifetime.

Such serious injuries require an attorney who is just as serious about helping clients recover their rightful compensation to alleviate lifelong medical, financial, and emotional damages. Our New Orleans serious and catastrophic injury lawyers at the Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C. are here to do just that.

Common Serious and Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury that permanently prevents a victim from performing work can be a catastrophic injury. Some of the most common are:

  • Spinal cord injury. Damages to the spinal cord can result in respiratory and circulatory problems, chronic pain, complete or partial paralysis, loss of bowel and bladder control, and exaggerated reflexes and spasms.
  • Limb loss. Amputation can cause great emotional and physical challenges for the victim and those around him or her.
  • Traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can bring abnormal speech and language, limited mobility, emotional difficulties, and life-long cognitive dysfunction.
  • Ruptured organs. Damages to the kidneys, liver, spleen, bowels, and other organs may lead to life-threatening internal bleeding.
  • Severe burn injury. Serious burns are often at risk for infection and can cause disfigurement, limb loss, and nerve damage, resulting in limited mobility.

Any of these injuries can bring lifelong consequences. Many catastrophic injuries have lifelong medical costs. Victims with limited mobility and amputations also suffer the emotional hardship of having to adjust their entire lifestyle.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injury

While many causes for catastrophic injury exist, some of the most common are:

  • Workplace accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Sports and recreational activities
  • Medical mistakes
  • Car accidents
  • Falls from great heights
  • Defective medical devices or drugs
  • Construction accidents
  • Truck accidents

The risks for catastrophic injury are everywhere. Preventing them can be difficult, as even something as simple as suffering whiplash during a minor car accident can lead to brain injuries with lifelong consequences. Our New Orleans serious injury attorneys have the experience to handle your case with the best possible result.

The Costs of Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries have effects long after the original accident. Some victims may require long-term medical treatments or assistance, which can create a huge financial burden. Others may require regular counseling or need to modify their homes to accommodate wheelchairs or other medical needs.

When a catastrophic injury prevents the victim from working, his or her income decreases or ends, causing additional financial and emotional stress. Often, these injuries can result in a loss of enjoyment of life.

Determining Compensation in Serious Injury Cases

Because of the wide-reaching effects of catastrophic injuries, victims may be eligible for large amounts of compensation. Such a personal injury case would have the potential to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and emotional damages. However, determining the exact value of such a case can be difficult.

Unlike other personal injury cases, which can often determine value based on the completed medical bill, the costs of catastrophic injury are ongoing. In addition to the loss of wages from being able to hold a steady job, additional health complications may arise years after the initial injury. There may be damages in the future that a catastrophic injury victim cannot foresee.

While a victim may initially be tempted to accept a settlement to assist in recovery for his or her injuries, that is not always the best choice. The victim may be underestimating the case’s true value.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you do not have to face it alone. Contact us today – our New Orleans personal injury attorneys are here to provide the personalized attention your case deserves. We can help determine the value of your losses, assist you in navigating any potential settlement offers, and fight in court to make sure you receive your rightful compensation so that you can focus on recovery.