A catastrophic injury is a serious injury that happens suddenly and without warning, leaving life-changing, long-term, or permanent damages. If you are experiencing such an injury, it is important that you hold the negligent party accountable and that you attain the financial compensation that you rightfully deserve. Continue reading to learn how an experienced Howard County personal injury attorney at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can help to better your physical, emotional, and financial burdens.
What are examples of catastrophic injuries that commonly occur in the state of Maryland?
A catastrophic injury is commonly associated with an injury related to the neck or spinal cord. For example, if you were involved in a car accident due to no fault of your own, and you were ultimately left with the partial or total loss of the use of your limbs or torso, this is considered a catastrophic injury. Other severe examples of such injuries include birth injuries, brain injuries, crush injuries, nerve damage, neurological damage, and injuries that lead to amputations. Also, facial injuries, eye injuries, loss of hearing, and loss of eyesight fall under this category.
What are examples of damages commonly claimed for a catastrophic injury in the state of Maryland?
As for all personal injury claims, you may be eligible to recover both economic and non-economic damages for your catastrophic injury. You must claim these, as they may potentially affect your day-to-day life for the long term, or even, for the rest of your lifetime. Examples of both economic and non-economic damages that may apply to you are as follows:
- Economic damages:
- Significant medical bills for your initial treatment, and any other required medical care.
- Significant medical bills for your required physical therapy.
- Loss of wages due to your inability to go back to work.
- Serious physical disfigurement.
- Non-economic damages:
- Deep emotional scarring and distress.
- Chronic pain and suffering.
How do I file a personal injury claim for my catastrophic injury?
To recover damages for your catastrophic injury via a personal injury claim, you must satisfy the burden of proof. That is, you must provide evidence that your injury was due to an accident caused by another party’s negligence. Above all else, you must file your claim before the statute of limitations, which is generally three years from the date of your accident. So, before you are permanently barred from suing, you must consult with one of our skilled attorneys at our personal injury law firm in Howard County as soon as possible.
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If you or a family member has sustained severe injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.