From our entrance into the world, no matter how protective our families or guardians were, we all have been exposed to different injuries and learned to deal with physical, emotional, and mental pain in some way or another. However, there are certain catastrophic injuries that are inherently so severe that they cause much more suffering, stress, and even financial strain than normal injuries. At best, these kinds of injuries can leave you with temporary or even permanent disabilities; at worst, they can, and often do, lead to death.
When you or a beloved family member have been exposed to severe trauma on account of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you need to immediately look for catastrophic injury lawyers in Muskegon. Our highly skilled team at West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC can take off some stress by fighting your legal claims for you.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
You may be wondering what exactly counts as a catastrophic injury in the state of Michigan. To tell if your accident is catastrophic is based on whether your injury is severe enough that you cannot easily go back to your normal life before the injury. This could be because the injuries are so painful or extensive that you cannot return to work immediately or perhaps ever; what’s more, you might not be able to get a job in the future. These injuries also tend to require more physical as well as mental checkups.
While there are many forms catastrophic injuries can take, some of the most common include:
- Injuries done to the spinal cord, resulting in suffering such as paralysis
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Injury to the face
- Traumatic injuries to the brain
- Memory loss
- Amputation or severing of limbs during or after the injury
- Deep burns, scarring, and disfigurement
- Nerve damage
- Inability to see or hear
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Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
If it seems that there is a wide range of catastrophic injuries, there is an even longer list of the potential causes of these injuries. Amongst the seemingly never-ending reasons behind catastrophic injuries, one could be involved in a car or boating accident, fighting against a dangerous on-site office fire, or at home suffering from a defective medicinal prescription.
Just a few more examples of causes for catastrophic injuries include:
- Automobile accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Malpractice in the hospital or at a pharmacy
- Accidents caused by sports
- Accidents that occur on the job
- Boat and ship accidents
- Falling from a great height
- Trampoline accidents
- Motorcycle and motorbike accidents
- Accidents caused by truck crashes
- Violent crime
- Fires, combustions, and explosions
- Defective or poorly labeled products
- Horseback riding incidents
Filing a Claim for Compensation
Tragically, financial compensation can never fully account for all the emotional pain experienced by you and your family. However, you should definitely file a claim to at least prevent further pain from the high expense of medical bills, or the stress of losing your wages or even your job during the recovery period. In addition to immediate medical treatment and continued care for rehabilitation following the accident, other damages you can receive include recompense for lost income, disfigurement, emotional trauma, and reduced quality of life.
Filing a Claim with Our Professionals
At West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC, our lawyers are highly sensitive to the fact that you will be suffering a lot of stress from simply trying to recover from your trauma, let alone trying to recover from financial loss. You can give your burden to your catastrophic injury attorneys in Muskegon instead of bearing it on your own.
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