Catastrophic injuries usually occur suddenly and without warning and are
considered any injury that causes immense emotional and/or mental anguish
and physical pain. Injured victims may also suffer from permanent disabilities.
Catastrophic Injury is defined as “a severe injury to the spine,
spinal cord, or brain”, but may also include:
- Severe Burns
- Organ damage
- Loss of limb or accidental amputation
- Neurological disorders
Immediately following an accident, it is imperative that you seek medical
attention right away. Many symptoms following a catastrophic injury do
not become apparent for several weeks or months. As an example, the symptoms
of traumatic brain injuries can be headaches, changes in personality or
mood, and memory loss or trouble concentrating.