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What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are those so serious in nature that their effects leave the victim permanently hurt. These types of injuries are often physical harm such as to the brain and/or spinal cord. The impact of these types of serious injuries can affect the person’s long-term functions. These injuries can often put serious stress on the victim’s family because they may need constant supervision or assistance for the rest of their lives, as well as a lifetime of rehabilitation and medical bills. A few examples of the injuries are severe burns, serious head trauma; accidental amputation; multiple bone fracture; eye injury; shoulder injury; foot, back or neck injury; brain injury; severe burns; organ damage; spinal cord and neurological disorders, which can result in paralysis; damage to the central nervous system or spinal cord leaving the person mentally incapacitated or physically handicapped. Serious injury settlements seek to compensate victims for these lifelong disabilities.

Whatever the case, if you or someone you know has sustained injuries serious enough to be considered long-term and debilitating, an injury claim and settlement can be pursued. With the help of a personal injury lawyer from JGarcia Law Firm in Orlando FL, you can legally be compensated for the wrongful and life-altering harm that has been done to you.

What is Catastrophic Injury Law?

If a serious injury was caused by  a dangerous or defective product, or by the negligent or intentional act of another, a personal injury claim by the victim will be an integral factor in determining his/her future quality of life, including the quality of the medical care and other support he/she may receive. Due to the huge financial implications a tragic injury has, one of the most important aspects of bringing a personal injury claim is the determination of the value of such a claim.

A JGarcia Law Firm, our injury lawyer can help recover compensation for the damages that the victim or his/her loved one has experienced, including: lost wages; loss of enjoyment of life; mental anguish; pain and suffering; lost future wages; permanent disability; and medical bills.

You are entitled to a settlement for a number of reasons, such as:

  • First of all, the more serious the injury, the greater the medical expenses. You may have had to undergo surgeries or go through rehabilitation, or you may require permanent use of a medical device or medication as a result of your injury.
  • Second, if the injury put you out of work, you may be entitled to receiving compensation for the wages you lost.
  • Finally, you may also be entitled to compensation because of the emotional damage that you suffered from the accident.


If you or someone you know has suffered from a catastrophic injury and their life has been turned upside down, an attorney from JGarcia Law Firm can help you through these hard times. We will fight and seek justice for you. Call us today at 407-649-6448 or visit us online 411attorney.com.

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