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Missy Wigginton

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Jackson Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Severe, Life-Altering Injury Claims

While any injury can be life-changing, some are so severe that victims may never return to their once-normal routines. Known as “catastrophic injuries,” these injuries generally leave victims with significant disabilities and physical limitations, not to mention immense mental, emotional, and financial challenges.

At Mama Justice – MW Law Firm, we understand what you and your family are going through. Our Jackson catastrophic injury lawyers are here to guide you through the process of seeking justice, along with the fair financial compensation you are owed. We strive to hold negligent parties accountable and help our clients get back on their feet.

If you or a loved one has been catastrophically injured due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, call Mama Justice at (888) 699-1846 or contact us online for a free consultation.

What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic?”

Although there is no set definition when it comes to “catastrophic” injuries, severe injuries that significantly impact victims’ lives are generally considered catastrophic in nature. In legal terms, a catastrophic injury is one that permanently prevents the victim from obtaining or performing any type of gainful work.

Some common examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Amputation/loss of limb
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Burns
  • Chronic illnesses and medical conditions
  • Disfigurement
  • Internal injuries
  • Loss of hearing/vision
  • Nerve damage
  • Neurological injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

When an injury significantly impairs a bodily function, the victim is likely to face numerous challenges, from obtaining the proper medical care to managing everyday expenses while out of work to learning to cope with a new disability. They may never return to the life they once enjoyed.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?

Most often, catastrophic injuries result from traumatic events, such as serious falls and car crashes. However, even a seemingly minor accident can lead to a devastating, life-altering injury.

Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:

All too often, these incidents occur because another person or some other entity was negligent, reckless, or acted unlawfully. When this is the case, victims and/or their families are entitled to take legal action and seek fair financial compensation for their damages.

Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases

Although catastrophic injury cases seem, on the surface, very similar to standard personal injury claims—and in many ways, they are—there are several key differences that set these types of cases apart. One of these differences is the severity of the victim’s damages.

“Damages” is a legal term used to describe the collective losses, financial and otherwise, a person suffers as a result of being injured or otherwise harmed due to another’s negligence. While victims of any type of injury are likely to sustain significant damages, those who suffer catastrophic injuries face immense physical, emotional, mental, and financial hardship.

At Mama Justice – MW Law Firm, we fight for maximum compensation for our clients, including recovery for the following types of damages:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Ambulance fees
  • Hospitalization
  • Surgeries and other treatments
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ongoing and future medical care
  • Medications
  • Medical equipment and devices
  • Lost income, wages, and other employment benefits
  • Future lost earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity/disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, etc.
  • Therapy/counseling services