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Catastrophic Injuries in Personal Injury Cases

By David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC  Feb. 10, 2014 3:15p

Catastrophic injuries are the most severe type of physical damage that can result from car accidents and other types of accidents. These injuries are often life-threatening and always life-changing. They frequently end up as permanent disabilities for the individual requiring that he or she have ongoing medical care, nursing care, or that they require personal assistance just to get through the day.

Examples of these types of injuries include those involving the spine and brain, including spinal fractures and skull fractures. Spinal cord damage can leave the person paralyzed from the point where the spine has been injured downward. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to a variety of physical, mental, and emotional problems, such as loss of motor skills, memory loss, cognitive problems, behavioral problems, and more. Serious burns are another type of catastrophic injury which can leave the person vulnerable to severe infection and disfigured for life. Other catastrophic injuries include the loss of limbs through amputations and the loss of one's eyesight requiring an adjustment to the future as a blind person.

Catastrophic injuries generally require intensive medical care which may last weeks, months, years or for the rest of the patient's life. They may also require long-term physical therapy, occupational therapy, and emotional adjustment to a loss of control and dependency on others for everyday care.

Personal Injury Firm in Hartford, Connecticut

After being catastrophically injured, you may need an array of medical, psychological, and other services that extend over a long period of time. Financing such services can prove to be impossible. That is why, if your injuries were the fault of another, you should be compensated in a way that will make these services available to you. You will undoubtedly be dealing with an insurance company in such a situation. Unfortunately, insurance companies often are not willing to pay out the full measure of what a claimant needs and deserves.

To ensure that you obtain the full and fair amount to which you are entitled in a personal injury claim, you will need the help of an experienced attorney. In the Hartford area, David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC is a personal injury firm with 34 years of experience in this field. The firm has helped thousands of clients who have been injured or who have lost a loved one through the negligent actions of others. Obtaining the compensation you deserve after a negligence-based accident cannot change the past but it can help to bring closure and give you the financial security to move ahead. Contact the firm to discuss your accident and injuries with one of the legal team at the firm today.

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