Catastrophic injuries are just that, injuries that are devastating to the affected individual. Most catastrophic injuries occur after a serious car or truck accident and have a lasting effect on the injured. If a driver hit you or a loved one and caused a catastrophic injury, the driver should take responsibility for their actions. You may be entitled to compensation.
What do you do after the accident?
If you are in a catastrophic injury, medical care should be your first order of business. Wait for an ambulance or EMT if you are badly injured.
Because the negligence of another driver injured you in a major way, possibly to the point of lifelong disability, you may want to pursue them legally. In order to make this process go smoothly, find a way to record your recollection of the accident as close as you can to when it happened. Police will likely arrive on the scene, and you can get a police report from them. If possible, get the other driver’s information. This will all help when creating a case against them. You can get a copy of the police report from the scene as well. This may help you prove the other driver’s negligence in your case.
Depending on if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if they were reckless driving, it may be possible to charge them with a greater crime.
Types of catastrophic injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Back injury
- Head injury
Car accidents that lead to catastrophic injuries for one or more persons can be frightening. However, you may find some relief that there is action you can take against the driver at fault.