Personal injury accidents can cause devastating injuries to those involved. In some cases, these damages can be long-term or permanent. These are known as catastrophic injuries. This can change a person’s life forever, which is why they can fight to recover compensation for any physical, emotional, and financial damages that stem from it. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
When a person sustains a catastrophic injury, it changes their life. Examples of these that are commonly seen after a personal injury accident in New York can include but are not limited to:
- Burn injuries
- Brain injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Spinal cord injuries
- Acoustic injuries
Why Would I Be Awarded Compensation?
Victims that sustain a catastrophic injury can face significant financial damages after the fact. It is because of this that it is important to fight the compensation they deserve as coverage for these expenses. Compensation may be awarded in the event of the following:
- Surgery, rehabilitation, or the use of a medical device/medication is required for the rest of their life.
- They are unable to return to work for a period of time. In these situations, compensation may be awarded for lost wages.
- Accident victims can suffer emotionally in addition to physically and financially. Compensation can be awarded to cover these damages as well.
How Can I Recover Compensation?
After sustaining a catastrophic injury due to negligence, the injured party can pursue legal action. This is because all individuals are owed a duty of care by others in some way. The specific type of duty that is owed can vary depending on the individual and the circumstances. For example, property owners are required to keep safe grounds and drivers are required to operate their vehicle safely in order to avoid harming others.
Those who fail to uphold their obligation can be held liable for causing an accident as a result. To be successful, individuals who want to pursue legal action must prove negligence occurred and was the direct cause of their injuries. This can be done with evidence such as medical documentation of the injuries, pictures, videos, witness testimonies, and more.
Contact our Firm
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.