What Is A Catastrophic Injury?
What is a catastrophic injury? According to 42 U.S.C. § 3796b, the legal definition of a catastrophic injury is “the direct and proximate consequences of which permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” This means that an injury is severe enough that the victim of the injury has permanent damage. Spinal cord and brain damage are common for catastrophic injuries, but anything that has caused permanent effects and prevents you from functioning can be classified as a catastrophic injury.
Pure Contributory Negligence
Maryland is one of four states that practices pure contributory negligence. This means that if you’re the one injured and found at fault even 1%, you won’t receive compensation. Under this practice, it makes everyone responsible for the safety of others. This is why it’s critical to get an expert personal injury lawyer on your side, and the attorneys at Waldman Grossfeld Appel & Baer are here to help.
What Can You Get Compensation For?
If you’ve been involved in a catastrophic injury and harmed by a negligent party, you could receive compensation for the damages. These could include:
- Medical treatments
- Therapy treatments
- Medical equipment for short or long term care
- Current and future income if the injury prevents you from returning to your employer
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Property damage
Call The Office Of Waldman Grossfeld Appel & Baer
When you’re involved in a catastrophic injury, it’s important to get an attorney from Waldman Grossfeld Appel & Baer, because everyone’s memory is fresh after the event has happened. This can help build a stronger case. Our expert attorneys will collect physical evidence, gather medical documents, and other important records for you in order to build your case and submit a claim.
Don’t hesitate to contact the office of Waldman Grossfeld Appel & Baer if you’ve been involved in a catastrophic injury. With our legal counsel and expert representation, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call now at 410-437-7711 for a free consultation.