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  • Writer's picturePhillip Strozier

What Is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

Although there is no specific definition to the phrase, "catastrophic injury", it is generally considered to be any injury to the brain, spinal cord or spine that is severe enough to cause a change in the way the victim can live his or her life. Catastrophic injuries can be caused by many different types of accidents or events, but are most commonly caused by truck accidents, falls, explosions or other accidents in which there is extensive damage. If you or a loved one have sustained a catastrophic injury, hiring an experienced Kansas City, Missouri catastrophic injury attorney is essential.

The Impact of an Injury

Whether or not an injury is considered to be catastrophic depends, at least in part, upon the impact that the injury has had on the victim. For example, if someone is a young professional figure skater and is involved in a bad car accident in which both legs and the pelvis are fractured, requiring the insertion of many surgical pins, this person may never again be able to pursue the career she once loved, and the injury is therefore catastrophic. On the other hand, if the victim has a sedentary job and is much older, the same injury may not have as severe of an impact on that person's lifestyle.

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Common types of catastrophic injuries are any injuries that cause paralysis, such as a fractured spine, or brain damage that permanently alters cognition. However, an injury that causes the amputation of a limb, blindness, or loss of the ability to ever walk again may also be catastrophic and may require extensive care and changes in the victim's way of life. It is always important to hire an attorney for this type of injury because the need for compensation will be tremendous.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Kansas City, Missouri Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury, call to schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City, Missouri catastrophic injury attorney today. The skilled legal professionals at the PK Law Group will thoroughly evaluate your case to find all sources of compensation for your injury. Visit our web page at or give us a call at (816) 929-8777 and talk to one of our compassionate staff. We serve Kansas City, Missouri and surrounding areas and we are eager to help you move forward with your life.

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