A catastrophic injury is a severe injury or illness considered particularly traumatic.
When a catastrophic injury occurs, it can be overwhelming and emotionally challenging for a victim.
Even though many injuries sustained in vehicle and workplace accidents are severe, only a few can be considered catastrophic.
A catastrophic settlement is a financial reward granted to a catastrophic injury victim by the insurance company in exchange for not filing a lawsuit.
Common catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), amputation, severe burns, and vision loss.