Long-Term Effects Of Catastrophic Injuries

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When a person becomes injured in an accident, he or she may obtain injuries of varying degrees and severity. While some injured individuals may emerge from the accident or incident relatively unscathed, others may experience damage that is considered to be catastrophic in nature. These types of injuries often involve serious brain damage, spinal injuries, and even death. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys identify some of the common long-term effects that can arise from a catastrophic injury and discuss how these effects can impact a harmed individual for potentially the rest of their lives.

Disability Or A Permanent Loss of Function

Whereas an injury obtained in a personal injury matter often heals over time, a catastrophic injury most often results in permanent damage. For example, an individual that slipped and fell on a business’s premises might injure their leg, but with medical intervention and gradual healing over time, the harmed individual would likely regain the ability to walk and continue with their normal routine. For someone who has experienced a catastrophic injury, however, this is not the case. Indeed, catastrophic injuries are severe in nature, and several times have resulted in death.

One major long-term effect of an injury of this nature might include a permanent loss of function in a limb or area of the body. If a person obtains a traumatic brain injury, depending on the location of the damage, it could sever the connection between motor skills, cognitive abilities, and more. Examples might include paralysis or disruptions in cognitive function. 

The Need For Lifelong Care

Alongside a permanent loss of function or disability, a person who has experienced a catastrophic injury may likely require the need for lifelong care. If the injury results in a person’s inability to perform certain motor and/or cognitive functions, he or she may require a lifelong caregiver in order to accomplish necessary tasks such as feeding and cleaning oneself. To learn more about this and what you should know before filing a personal injury claim, give us a call today.

The Impact of It All 

It goes without saying that one major accident, though it may only take seconds to occur, can lead to serious lifelong impacts. For a person experiencing a catastrophic injury, it is not just the injury itself that needs to be remedied, but the physical, financial, and emotional stress of it all as well. There are several factors that are taken into consideration when determining the outcome of a personal injury case, and our team will work tirelessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your matter. 

Helping You Obtain Compensation

Catastrophic injuries have major lasting effects on those that were injured and their families,  and you do not have to go through this process alone. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 to speak to our office and schedule your free initial consultation today.


Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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