Some injuries may take longer to heal than others, and some may never heal at all. Below, we discuss the most difficult injuries to make a full recovery from, and what you can do if you or a loved one is in this situation.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
Serious injuries that are long-term or permanent in nature are considered “catastrophic injuries,” and they are the most difficult to recover fully from. Examples of catastrophic injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Severe burn injuries
- Injuries requiring amputation
What’s the Prognosis for a Catastrophic Injury?
While some catastrophic injury victims make significant strides in their recovery and may be able to live independently one day, not everyone is so fortunate. Many catastrophic injury victims will require around-the-clock, live-in assistance. Some may experience severe physical, emotional, and psychological trauma from their accident and injury. It’s common for traumatic brain injury victims, for example, to experience significant personality changes and relationship difficulties. Others may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for which cognitive behavioral therapy and medication may be needed.
Those who suffer catastrophic injuries may benefit from one or more of the following treatment options:
- Rehabilitative care, such as physical, occupational, or speech therapy
These treatments do not come cheap and often continue for the remainder of a catastrophic injury victim’s life. If you or someone you love sustained a catastrophic injury due to another’s negligence, our North Carolina personal injury attorneys can help you recover the compensation you need to get the treatment you deserve.
Call Lanier Law Group, P.A. at (855) 757-4204 to schedule a free consultation.