Life altering injuries are referred to as catastrophic. It means a person’s whole life has been turned upside down.
Most injuries happen out of the blue; the result of a car accident, a slip and fall, a sports injury or being involved in an 18-wheeler accident. “The injuries sustained in instances like those may, in some cases, be classified as catastrophic or life altering when they totally disrupt an individual’s ability to earn a living or shake up their life in a horrendously painful and injurious manner. Injuries like these are the kind that need exquisitely balanced management in order for the victim and/or patient to be able to get home,” detailed Seth Wilburn, who writes for the The Gomez Firm in Dallas.
These types of injuries are often highly complex and involve one or more of a person’s body systems. It takes many people and many hundreds of hours to assist a person this badly hurt. Most often their goal is to go home and be as independent as possible; sometimes that just isn’t possible.
The other catastrophic consequence of an accident so bad that it debilitates the victim is the loss of earning power, and quite often, the loss of a job. The victim is suddenly left in the awkward position of having nothing to live on, nothing to pay bills with and no hope of being able to secure financial resources to allow them to live and get treatment.
In instances like this, you will need the services of a highly skilled Dallas personal injury attorney; an attorney with a track record in handling cases like this – one who is ready and willing to work with vocational and economic specialists, life care planning specialists and experts in rehabilitative medicine.
“Claims like this are complex and complicated and require special knowledge on how to economically evaluate the injuries. The economics of catastrophic injuries are such that the client or plaintiff needs to secure enough money to live and pay medical bills for the rest of their life,” Wilburn explained. The goal? The goal is to get the client the best possible future out of the ashes of what was once a normal, happy and active life.
There are so many types of catastrophic injuries that a book could be written about them, but suffice it to say that the most common ones tend to be paralysis, amputation and burns. “If you have been in an accident and your whole life just went down the tubes, you need to seek legal help to secure your future. There are no ifs, ands or buts about that,” suggested Wilburn.
The Gomez Firm is a Dallas employment lawyer and Dallas business lawyer. To learn more, visit http://www.gomezlawyers.com.