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Can You Recover From a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic Injuries and The Recovery Process

A catastrophic injury is one that can be described as severe and life-altering, leaving someone unable to function as they did before. Not only can a catastrophic injury cause serious physical challenges, many people who are the victim of such an injury often suffer overwhelming emotional difficulties too.

When it comes to surviving a critical accident that caused a catastrophic injury, here’s what can be expected during the recovery process.

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

Some of the most common catastrophic injuries may include the following:

While a catastrophic injury can be caused by any type of accident, many catastrophic injuries result from the following:

Types of Treatments and Therapies

Depending on the type of catastrophic injury, victims may need to undergo one or more of the following treatments and therapies.

  • Rehabilitation therapy may include relearning skills such as walking, cooking, and practicing self-care. This may also include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and cognitive therapy.
  • Psychological counseling can help victims address emotional issues as well as ways to cope and improve emotional well-being after a catastrophic injury.
  • Multiple surgical procedures may be necessary to avoid sustaining any additional damage from the injury.
  • Medications may be needed to treat symptoms from an injury such as muscle relaxants or anticoagulants to prevent blood clots, or anti-anxiety medication to reduce the feelings of nervousness that often comes after a catastrophic injury.

Unfortunately, many victims of a catastrophic injury need long-term treatments and may need such treatment for a lifetime in some cases.

Contact a Corpus Christi Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has sustained a catastrophic injury due to another’s negligence, our Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys are here to help. At Bandas Law Firm, we understand that a catastrophic injury is often physically, emotionally, and financially life-altering. Let us help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we can assist you.