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You often hear references to auto accident injuries being serious or catastrophic. But what does each of there terms mean relating to your auto accident case? Let us try to shed some light on both of these categories of injuries.
Catastrophic Auto Accident Personal Injuries:
Catastrophic injuries are those that are so severe, the victim will have to live with long-term or permanent effects as a result of their injuries. These effects will cause a long-term or permanent change in the ability to perform normal functions, live a normal life, or cause a diminished quality of life.
Catastrophic injuries may often be in the form of:
- Severe burn injuries;
- Serious neck, back or spinal cord injuries that may also cause the need for multiple surgeries, long terms of rehabilitation or therapy, or result in temporary or permanent paralysis;
- Injuries that result in the loss of limb or require amputation;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- The loss of or highly degraded vision or hearing;
- Multiple broken or severely fractured bones;
- Severe nerve, ligament or tendon damage;
- Injuries that result in disfigurement;
- or any other injury that involves long-term or permanent damage or diminished quality of life.
Serious Auto Accident Personal Injuries:
What is considered a serious injury often overlaps what is considered a catastrophic injury, which is why it is often confusing. The general difference is that while catastrophic injuries will typically involve injuries that will take a very long time to recover, if recovery is possible at all, serious injuries are severe injuries that may take an extended period of time to recover from, but you will ultimately be able to return to living your life without significant mental or physical impairment.
Common examples of serious injuries may often be in the form of:
- Concussions or serious head trauma;
- Some neck, back and spinal cord injuries;
- Broken bones or fractures;
- Severe lacerations or internal bleeding;
- Nerve, ligament or tendon damage that can be repaired through a single surgery;
- An extended period of Vision or Hearing Loss that is considered temporary;
- Or other serious injuries that if treated in time will eventually lead to a full recovery (this also includes emergency surgery or medical procedures needed to save your life).
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