Under Missouri law, a person or party responsible for causing injury to another can be held financially liable for any damages—in other words, the at-fault party must pay back the injured person for their medical bills, lost wages, or any other losses they suffered. That said, not all injury cases are the same. A serious injury, or “catastrophic injury,” will result in serious losses.
But what exactly is a catastrophic injury?
Essentially, a catastrophic injury is a debilitating injury that leads to severe financial, physical, and/or mental pain. This type of injury upends your life, changing how you handle everyday tasks. It also completely alters the lives of certain members of your family.
The following types of injuries are considered catastrophic:
- Severe burns
- Head and brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Fractured/broken bones
There are many accidents and incidents that could lead to such injuries. What’s more, it is not unheard of for a person to sustain more than one of the above injuries at once: Accident victims often become paralyzed due to spinal cord injuries, for example.
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Animal attacks
- Boat accidents
- Car, truck, and bus accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Property hazards, such as slippery floors
- Defective products
If you have been catastrophically injured because of someone else’s negligence, the odds are that you have a right to compensation.
How to Protect Your Rights After a Catastrophic Injury
The fact is, serious injuries need strong attorneys. Since 1976, our attorneys at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. have fought to protect the rights of those injured across the state. Don’t allow negligent parties to get off scot-free; let our skilled Springfield attorney team advocate for you.
Call (417) 855-2022 for a free consultation today!