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Types of Catastrophic Injuries & Their Causes

On Behalf of | Jul 19, 2023 | Personal Injury Law

Catastrophic injuries are severe and life-altering, often requiring long-term medical care and impacting the victim’s quality of life. While these injuries can happen in many ways, some causes are more common than others. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common types of catastrophic injuries, their causes, and the legal options available to victims.

1. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries occur when there is a sudden impact or force to the head, causing damage to the brain. This can happen in car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and workplace accidents. Symptoms of TBI can include headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating.

2. Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)

Spinal cord injuries occur when there is damage to the spinal cord, which can result in paralysis or loss of sensation. This can happen in car accidents, falls, and sports injuries. Symptoms of SCI can include loss of movement, loss of sensation, and difficulty breathing.

3. Amputations

Amputations occur when a body part is severed or removed. This can happen in accidents involving heavy machinery, explosions, and car accidents. Symptoms of amputations can include pain, bleeding, and shock.

4. Burns

Burns occur when there is damage to the skin and underlying tissues. This can happen in fires, explosions, and chemical exposure. Symptoms of burns can include pain, redness, swelling, and blisters.

5. Multiple Trauma Injuries

Multiple trauma injuries occur when there are multiple injuries sustained in one accident. This can happen in car accidents, falls, and workplace accidents. Symptoms of multiple trauma injuries can vary depending on the injuries sustained.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it is important to seek legal counsel. At Adams Law Firm, we have experience representing clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries and can help you understand your legal options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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