Car accidents and catastrophic injuries
Some car accidents are considered minor, with nobody being injured. There are also those that are much more serious, such as situations in which a person is struck with a catastrophic injury.
In Ontario, there is a classification for catastrophic injuries. This is defined as an injury that permanently impairs a person’s ability to return to the way their life was before the accident.
Some common types of catastrophic injuries include brain injury, blindness, paralysis, amputation, and psychiatric conditions.
Many people believe that a catastrophic injury can be pinpointed immediately after an accident, but this is not always the case. It is possible that it could take some time for an injured to be classified as catastrophic, and here is why: Most people hold out hope that they will be able to fully recover and return to their normal life. If this doesn’t happen, however, the injury may then be considered catastrophic.
Every day, people throughout the world are involved in motor vehicle accidents, with some of these much more serious than others. If you find yourself in this position, your health is more important than anything else.
Make sure you receive medical treatment, while also getting a better idea of what the future will bring. If you have any questions about the impact of your injuries, it may be helpful to reach out to an attorney. An attorney can help you better understand your legal options for seeking compensation. Getting compensation may be important when it comes to getting the medical care you need.
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Let us help you if you have been injured anywhere in Eastern Ontario. Contact us at 866-384-5886 or fill out our online form. We can meet at any of our office locations, including Kingston, Ottawa, Whitby, Carleton Place, Perth or wherever is most convenient for you.