Catastrophic injuries can happen anywhere and at any time. These kinds of injuries can leave a person permanently disabled or, in many cases, even lead to death. Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, amputations, and other debilitating injuries.
1. Traumatic Brain Injuries:
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is caused by a sudden blow or jolt to the head. This can cause the brain to move inside the skull, which can cause damage to the brain tissue. TBIs can be caused by various accidents, such as car accidents, falls, and sports injuries. Symptoms of a TBI can include headaches, dizziness, confusion, nausea, and memory loss.
2. Spinal Cord Injuries:
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by any injury that damages the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal. This type of injury can result in paralysis, loss of movement, and loss of sensation. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include car accidents, falls, and acts of violence.
Fire, hot liquids, steam, or radiation can cause burns. These injuries can be excruciating and can lead to permanent scarring or disfigurement. Burns can also cause severe infections and can even be fatal in some cases.
Accidents, infections, or medical conditions such as cancer can cause amputations. Losing a limb can be a life-changing event, and it can impact a person’s ability to work, participate in activities they once enjoyed, and even perform basic self-care tasks.
5. Musculoskeletal Injuries:
These types of injuries involve damage to the body's bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Some of the most common causes of musculoskeletal injuries include workplace accidents, car accidents, and sports injuries.
Atlanta Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, we understand the profound impact traumatic brain injuries can have on individuals and their families. Contact us today at (888) 425-6070 for a free consultation, and let us fight for your rights.