Life Threatening Injury Law and Legal Definition

A life-threatening injury is defined as an "injury involving a substantial risk of death; loss or substantial impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty that is likely to be permanent; or an obvious disfigurement that is likely to be permanent." United States v. Taylor, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 16394 (4th Cir. N.C. July 24, 2009)