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Four Common Types of Catastrophic Injury In Florida

Posted on March 14, 2016

A catastrophic injury can be defined as an injury that is permanent and life altering. A catastrophic injury can permanently keep you from earning a living, or earning the living you’ve become accustomed to.  The three main elements of a catastrophic injury are that the result is permanent, is life altering, and has a major negative impact on a person’;s life. A scar on the arm may be permanent and somewhat negative, but it is not really life altering. On the other hand, a scar on the face of a young person can be life altering in addition to being permanent and have a deep negative impact on them.

Farah & Farah has helped many Jacksonville residents secure the settlement they need to heal and move on after a catastrophic injury. Call us at (800) 533-3555.

Common Catastrophic Injuries

Following are four common types of catastrophic injuries:

  • Eye injuries, or injuries that affect vision: Until a person loses some or all their eyesight, they don’t realize how much they take their vision for granted. Eyesight affects our independence, the type of work we can do, and how we interact with the rest of the world.
  • Brain injuries: Our brains are the control centers for our entire bodies. The brain controls all our body’s functions and movements. Brain injuries can cause one to suffer memory loss or cognitive ability.
  • Spinal injuries: An injury to the spinal cord can cause partial or complete paralysis. They can also affect the function of internal organs and our ability to speak. People with paralysis often find themselves partially or completely dependent on others to survive.
  • Psychological trauma: As we’ve learned from soldiers returning from combat, psychological injuries can be every bit as life altering as physical injuries. They can affect our ability to have relationships, hold down jobs, and interact with other human beings.

Contact an Experienced Jacksonville Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Catastrophic injuries don’t just affect the lives of the injured, they can have a serious impact on the injured person’s family and friends who care for them. If you or loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, contact Farah & Farah at (800) 533-3555.