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3 Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Sadly, car accidents often result in catastrophic injuries for vehicle occupants. Catastrophic injuries may have devastating consequences on a person’s health and ability to care for themselves. Common catastrophic injuries include amputation, broken bones, and burns. Get the facts on these three catastrophic injuries and what to do if you or someone you love has received a catastrophic injury in an accident caused by someone else.


Although people are generally less likely to require limb amputation in today’s world, the need still arises from time to time, particularly in the construction and industrial industries and in car accidents where massive objects collide with passengers.

An amputation is a serious surgery that will affect the rest of a victim’s life. Victims who need to have a limb removed due to someone else’s negligence may obtain compensation to cover the costs of the following:

  • Medical bills

  • Ongoing physical therapy and job retraining

  • Prosthetic limbs, wheelchair lifts, and other assistive products

  • Loss of livelihood

  • Psychological and emotional counseling

Broken Bones

Another common injury sustained during car accidents is broken bones. These can range from minor fractures to serious broken bones requiring open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF). When victims suffer serious broken bone injuries, it’s likely that they will require longer recoveries and serious medical treatment, which may add up to major expenses and lost wages.


Burns may range from first-degree burns on an isolated part of the body to third-degree burns that cover a large percentage of the body and cause serious impairment. Burns are considered a catastrophic injury due to their potential for life-altering consequences and extensive medical treatment.

Suffering from a Catastrophic Injury? Contact Us Today

If you or someone you love has received a catastrophic injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact us. Our team at Morici, Longo & Associates can fight to obtain the compensation you need to fund your medical treatment and lost wages.

Contact us today at (312) 779-0366 to learn how we can assist you.