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Although there is no universal legal definition for a catastrophic injury, most agree that it is an extremely severe physical injury or illness that affects your quality of life on a long-term or permanent basis, affecting you and your loved ones for the rest of your lives. Oftentimes, these types of injuries result in a person being unable to resume the lifestyle he or she led prior to the injury.
With catastrophic injuries, you:
Catastrophic injuries are those that are so serious they often leave you, the victim, permanently damaged, where your injuries are serious enough to be long-term, debilitating or may have caused a deformity. Catastrophic injuries can permanently prevent a person from doing any type of work to support his or her family.
A catastrophic injury often has a greater impact on one’s life than other types of injuries. For instance, when one suffers brain damage or an injury to the spinal cord, it may be considered catastrophic because it can have life-altering effects.
Taking care of someone who has suffered a catastrophic injury impacts the entire immediate family and sometimes even the extended family. It can be both emotionally and physically taxing, especially if someone takes on the role of primary caregiver.
In the Kansas City area and across Missouri, the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm will fight for your rights. Contact our legal team today at (877) 284-6600. One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and will provide you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published July 10, 2019 under the title “When is an Injury Considered Catastrophic?”. It was reviewed on October 24, 2023 for content and accuracy and the title changed.