What makes a personal injury a catastrophic injury?
Catastrophic injuries are severe types of personal injuries. There will generally be life-altering changes to someone’s body and/or life.
From a legal perspective, catastrophic injuries describes any injury that hinders a person’s physical or cognitive abilities. Examples include spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, paralysis, severe burns, and other life-altering injuries that can fundamentally reduces your ability to be self-reliant.
A catastrophic injury may require someone to use specialized equipment for the rest of their life. Or it may require a remodel of their home so they can more easily take care of themselves.