3 Most Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Aug 12, 2022

A “catastrophic” injury is one that occurs suddenly and without warning, has life-altering effects, and has long-term repercussions for the victim.

Here are the three most common types of Catastrophic Injury in New York.

Brain Injuries

A serious brain injury can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI frequently occurs due to car accidents, slip and falls, and attacks in premises liability lawsuits.

The damage caused by the worst types of brain injuries can leave patients permanently incapacitated, necessitating a live-in nurse or other caretaker to care for them at all times. However, the damage varies depending on the source and severity of the accident.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Respiratory issues, loss of bladder and/or bowel control, and other serious symptoms can be brought on by spinal cord injury. One of the most severe and well-known spinal injuries is paralysis. The two categories of most serious forms are:

Paraplegia: Lower body and leg paralysis

Quadriplegia: A condition in which all four limbs are paralyzed from the neck down.

Burn Injuries

Third-degree burn wounds penetrate a person’s skin all the way through to the muscle and even the bone. A severe enough burn can cause infection, nerve and/or muscle damage, lung damage, and/or permanent impairment in addition to deformity.

Victims of severe burns may experience psychological anguish in addition to loss of movement and function.

Fortunately, if you or a loved one sustains one of these injuries, a seasoned Brooklyn injury catastrophic injury lawyer can recover enough in damages to cover anything needed for the rest of a survivor’s  life, regardless of the treatment and care required.

Filing and pursuing a personal injury claim can be exceedingly difficult. The Levitsky Law Firm has the personal injury lawyer Brooklyn NY you need to get the best compensation available.

Call or visit LevitskyLawFirm.Com to get the help you deserve.