What are Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries are life-changing events. You may never recover fully from a catastrophic injury. If you suffered a catastrophic injury in the Tampa area, you should seriously consider contacting a personal injury attorney like Brian Hoag.

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What Sort of Injuries are Catastrophic?

The legal system uses the American Medical Association’s definition of catastrophic injury as a guideline. In general, a catastrophic injury is one that causes severe damage to the spine, spinal column or brain. In addition, catastrophic injuries may include severe:

  • Burns
  • Amputations or multiple fractures
  • Organ damage
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • Paralysis including paraplegia and quadriplegia

What Care Results from

Catastrophic Injuries?

If you suffer a catastrophic injury, you will require a lifetime of medical care. This may include 24-hour care and assistance by family members or hired professionals. You may require extensive reconstructive surgery. Catastrophic injuries can result in permanent disfigurement, impairment, suffering, and premature death. All these conditions may be a compensable injury.

What Sort of Accidents Cause Catastrophic Injuries?

Possibly the most common cause of catastrophic injuries are motor vehicle accidents. Motorcycle riders and those who are involved in accidents with large trucks are especially prone to catastrophic injuries. Other causes may include:

  • Construction site accidents
  • Swimming accidents
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Medical errors
  • Defective consumer products

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury in the Tampa area, you should serious consider contacting Brian Hoag. He can help you navigate the legal system and will work to get you the maximum compensation allowable by law. You don’t need to work on your recovery AND deal with the legal system. Let an experienced attorney deal with the legal system. The peace of mind of not having to deal with the law will help you regain part of your life.

About Brian Hoag

Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer that specializes in catastrophic injuries, but if you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call at or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice from an experienced attorney, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to your life.


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