Not All Injuries Are Catastrophic

People discussing personal injury lawsuits will often refer to the importance of ensuring that people are compensated for the financial damages associated with their “catastrophic injuries”.

There is good reason for this; catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries and amputations can change a person’s life forever. The costs of the injury can linger due to the need for ongoing rehabilitation, physical therapy, in-home care and other necessary accommodations. It is understandable that a personal injury claim would focus on making sure they have the resources they need for previous costs, current costs and future costs that result from their catastrophic injury.

You can be forgiven for having the impression that non-catastrophic injuries are not as important. Injuries such as broken bones or soft tissue injuries may not have the lifelong costs of a brain or spinal cord injury, but it is just as important for an injury victim to get the maximum compensation available for their medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage, lost earnings and more.

While not catastrophic in nature, these injuries can leave a person unable to work and facing an uncertain future after rehabilitation. Will they still be able to perform the same duties at work after their bones heal? Will there be ongoing chronic pain issues stemming from their soft tissue injuries? An experienced personal injury attorney can work with medical experts, rehabilitation specialists, vocational experts and other professional experts to build the strongest possible case for maximizing personal injury compensation after any injury suffered due to the negligence of others.

If you or a loved one is hurt in Oshkosh or surrounding area, you can turn to the proven lawyers of Sparr, Belville & Brown, LLC for the attentive service and thorough representation you need.