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Catastrophic Injuries: Your Life Can Change In An Instant

A moment of carelessness or negligence by another person can leave you facing a catastrophic injury. In the aftermath, many things may be different about your life. Severe injuries cause immense physical and emotional pain but also bring with it a mountain of financial burdens.

At Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., we understand the challenges you may be facing. With offices in Rochester and Bloomington, our attorneys are committed to helping injury victims get the compensation they deserve.

What Is A Catastrophic Injury?

Any severe injury can be catastrophic. From a legal perspective, catastrophic injuries result in permanent and substantial damage to the victim’s body, mind or both. When catastrophic, injuries can threaten your ability to work, live independently and enjoy a normal life.

Here are some examples:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): TBIs can be life-threatening and pose cognitive difficulties, personality changes and physical disabilities.
  • Spinal cord injuries: They may result in paralysis, loss of sensation and other serious complications.
  • Amputation: Losing a limb can be psychologically challenging and pose problems with mobility, pain and phantom limb sensations.
  • Severe burns: Burns may result in extensive tissue damage and pain, often requiring lengthy hospital stays and surgeries.
  • Degloving injuries: This occurs when the skin and underlying tissue are ripped from the body, exposing muscles and bones.

As you might expect, the financial fallout of catastrophic injuries can be massive and overwhelming.

What Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries?

They can arise in many situations. Motor vehicle accidents are a top cause of catastrophic harm in motorists, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists, but they can also occur due to:

  • Medical malpractice and negligence
  • Slips, trips and falls on dangerous property
  • Dog or animal attacks
  • Defective products like automobiles, drugs or medical devices

The impact of catastrophic injuries go beyond physical suffering. Many experience severe economic hardship and emotional distress on a long-term basis.

Discuss Your Claim With An Experienced Lawyer

We offer a free consultation so that you can talk over your circumstances with a knowledgeable injury advocate. Reach out to us at 507-282-1503 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.