Catastrophic Injuries

While some injuries heal relatively quickly, other injuries can be devastating and long-lasting. Catastrophic injuries are permanent, often life-threatening wounds or illnesses that may require around-the-clock care or extraordinary treatments. These types of injuries often result in costly medical bills, severe physical and emotional distress, and could possibly prevent the victim from working for the rest of his or her life. These types of injuries are often sustained as a result of a car accident, medical malpractice, or a workplace accident. An illness or injury is considered catastrophic when “the direct and proximate consequences of [that illness or injury] permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
  • Loss of limb or accident amputation.
  • Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis.
  • Burn injuries severe enough to scar or disfigure.
  • Permanent loss of vision or hearing.
  • Permanent injuries to the central nervous system.
  • Organ damage via penetrating injuries or undiagnosed infections.
  • Traumatic brain injuries leading to permanent brain damage.
  • Catastrophic sports injuries.
  • Wrongful death
  • Neurological disorders
  • Multiple bone fractures
Some environmental factors are more likely to lead to catastrophic injuries, such as:
  • Falling objects
  • Working with heavy machinery
  • Working on ladders or scaffolding
  • Collisions with cars, trucks, or motorcycles
  • Medical negligence or malpractice
  • Contact Sports
  • Acts of violence
Our firm is compassionate, yet aggressive in our approach to pursuing catastrophic injury cases. We understand how much is at stake for the victims that we represent and their families. The catastrophic injury lawyers at Cohen|Harris are ready to go the distance on your behalf. We do all we can to help you recover the compensation that you deserve, which includes: consulting professionals about your injury, collecting first-hand accounts of what occurred, and investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding your injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of someone else, contact the personal injury lawyers at Cohen|Harris today! Our Baltimore catastrophic injury lawyers are here to assist you with thoroughly investigating your claim and launching your lawsuit!