Catastrophic injuries weigh heavily on a victim’s daily life after an accident. If you or a loved one has experienced the extent of a catastrophic injury, you may be deeply affected by the lifetime impact it may have. There are certain injuries that may never have complete healing and may be hard to bounce back from. Those who have survived a catastrophic injury have ultimately survived the odds of suffering a fatal accident but are still left with the daily reminder of the devastating accident.
Dealing with the impact of catastrophic injuries can be difficult moving forward. If you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, speak to an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer for an assessment of your case. You may be able to recover extensive damages for the injuries you have sustained due to someone else’s negligence. After a catastrophic injury, you may not be able to do the activities you once enjoyed and may require special assistance and extensive medical care as you begin the recovery process.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury in New Mexico?
A catastrophic injury is typically associated with permanent disabilities because of a severe accident. Injuries may require daily, extensive care and assistance from others for the remainder of the victim’s life. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Burn injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Amputation or loss of a limb
- Loss of hearing or sight
If you have been terribly injured in an accident as a result of another party’s negligence, speak to an experienced New Mexico personal injury lawyer for a chance to recover compensation.
3 Ways a Catastrophic Injury Can Impact Your Life in New Mexico
Suffering from an extensive catastrophic injury can have a substantial toll on your day-to-day life. There are numerous ways that an injury of that scale can impact you and your loved ones.
The following are three ways that most catastrophic injury victims feel the effects of their injuries after their severe accident:
1. The Financial Hardships of Catastrophic Injuries
Financial hardships can have a lasting impact on victims with catastrophic injuries. These types of severe injuries often require special assistance and live-in care. Some victims may also require living in a medical facility to get the round-the-clock care they need.
Catastrophic injuries may also be costly because of surgeries, rehabilitation, and other therapies needed to heal injuries. These treatments may cost thousands, if not millions, of dollars after a severe accident and over a lifetime.
Victims of catastrophic injuries often feel the financial burden upon surviving the accident because they can no longer work or earn an income due to their injuries and disabilities. In general, they do not have the finances to cover these medical costs. On top of that, when the victim of a catastrophic accident is the sole provider for the family, it can negatively impact the livelihood of their family.
2. The Physical and Emotional Pain of Catastrophic Injuries
Physical and emotional pain is a devastating consequence of experiencing a severe accident that causes a catastrophic injury. Oftentimes the physical and emotional pain does not subside over time and can develop into life-long psychological trauma.
Many victims of catastrophic injuries acquire their injuries through violent and traumatic accidents such as car crashes, assaults, work-related accidents, or other accidents. Commonly, this develops into physiological conditions such as PTSD, depression, or anxiety.
3. The Toll Catastrophic Injuries Take On Loved Ones
Family members and other supportive relationships are important to victims who have experienced a catastrophic accident. However, these types of severe injuries can put a strain on those who gain the responsibility of care for the victim or that may need to take over the financial responsibilities after the accident.
Speak to a Skilled New Mexico Catastrophic Injury Lawyer at Dominguez Law
Catastrophic injuries are negatively impactful for those who have experienced a traumatic accident and to those who offer emotional, physical, and financial support for the victim. If you have experienced a traumatic accident because of someone else’s negligent actions and are overwhelmed due to financial and emotional hardships, speak to an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer at Dominguez Law. We will ardently fight to recover compensation for your extensive losses due to your accident.
Attorney Dominguez at Dominguez Law offers award-winning, client-oriented representation for victims who have been faced with catastrophic injuries. He advocates passionately for the justice they deserve and overall recovery. We have represented countless victims in New Mexico and have helped them obtain the compensation they deserve. For a free, complimentary consultation, please fill out our contact form, or call (505) 317-9837. We also speak Spanish