Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Quincy
What is a catastrophic injury?
Any injury that lasts permanently, requires long-term medical care, or
decreases life expectancy can be classified as catastrophic. These often
severely affect the daily living activities of its victims and their families.
Individuals may spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in pursuing reparation
and recovery for their catastrophic injuries, which can severely deplete
a person's financial resources. Those who can no longer perform normal
functions may even require further funds to pay for a caretaker.
If your catastrophic injury was caused by another's negligence, then
you should seek to obtain compensation from them. Sometimes, it is even
necessary to pursue more than one avenue of recovery to pay for the staggering
costs. Seek out a
Quincy personal injury attorney from Flanagan & Associates if you've incurred a catastrophic injury.
We are willing to aggressively fight for you!
What kinds of injuries could be classified as catastrophic?
While all injuries can bring severe physical and emotional pain, some are
so severe that they are categorized as catastrophic. For some common catastrophic
injuries, please see the following:
Amputations: Limbs that are extremely damaged may require removal in order to save the
victim's life. In rare cases, a limb may be severed by an accident
with heavy machinery, a motor vehicle, or a burn. Amputees usually take
a long time to heal, and an even longer time getting used to a new way
of life, without the use of their limb.
Back Injury: Often stemming from a workplace injury or a car accident, back injuries
can limit an individual's motion to the point of bed rest. These could
include a herniated disc, strain, sprain, or a fracture.
Birth Injury: During a child's delivery, there may be complications from how a baby
is positioned or the speed of its delivery. A baby that is facing the
wrong way or coming out too slowly or quickly could be at risk for injury.
Doctors who do not handle the situation reasonably or are inadequately
trained can fail to respond properly should be held responsible for injury
sustained by the mother or child.
Broken Bones: Bones that are crushed or fractured by the impact of a crash could cause
serious complications like the multiple surgeries or even the puncturing
of an organ. Those who are elderly may never recover from a broken bone,
even after surgery.
Burn Injury: A person's skin can be severely damaged by extreme heat. This primarily
comes from a fire, but chemicals, x-rays, and other substances can also
cause burns. Burn injuries range from superficial burns, known as first-degree
burns, to deep burns, known as fourth-degree burns. Long-lasting damages
could include scarring and amputation.
Internal Organ Damage: Blunt force to a person's organs cause sometimes cause internal bleeding,
aches, loss consciousness, and visceral pain. This is especially true
in the case of exposed organs such as the brain and the stomach. Organs
that are protected by the rib cage and vertebra, however, have a greater
chance of getting punctured by a broken bone.
Spinal Cord Injury: The spinal cord is a nerve that is in charge of sending information to
all parts of the body. If it is severed or damaged from trauma, then it
could cause paralysis in different areas. The closer an injury is to the
neck, the more parts of the body will be paralyzed or severely immobilized.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Known as TBI, brain injuries usually occur when the brain tissue is severely
jolted or the skull experiences great force. Brain injuries can cause
permanent disability, as well as severely limit the social, mental, and
physical behaviors of a person.
What should I do after experiencing a catastrophic injury in Massachusetts?
After obtaining medical help, those who suffer a life-changing injury should
consult with a Quincy catastrophic injury lawyer from our firm as soon
as possible! We can help you collect the appropriate evidence to make
sure that your case can have a strong claim. This may include the details
of the incident, medical records, expert opinions, witnesses, and other
Don't settle for anything less than you deserve! Let us help you recover
your medical expenses and lost wages. We are committed to putting the
needs of our clients before anything else. Our lead attorney, Dave Flanagan,
has a long history of dealing with insurance, so he is well-equipped to
take on big insurance companies for any of his clients. For your free
make an appointment with our firm as soon as possible!