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Types of Catastrophic Injuries

ANY KIND OF ACCIDENT THAT LEADS TO SERIOUS INJURIES CAN SEEM CATASTROPHIC TO JUST ABOUT ALL OF US. BUT A CATASTROPHIC PERSONAL INJURY CAN ALTER YOUR LIFE AFFECT YOUR LOVED ONES, INSTANTLY. CATASTROPHIC INJURIES REACH INTO ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE: THEY CAUSE PAIN AND SUFFERING AND SHATTER DREAMS. IN LEGAL TERMS, “PAIN AND SUFFERING” IS COMPENSATION FOR ANY LOSS OF COMFORT, HAPPINESS, AND OPPORTUNITY THAT COULD HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF A SEVERE INJURY. Serious spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia (paralysis), Amputation, Loss of ambulation (the ability to walk or move about), Traumatic brain injury, severe brain injuries, and brain impairment, Permanent loss of a limb, Blindness, Concussion,

 

Lawyers for Justice, PC can’t take away physical pain, but our catastrophic accident attorneys ease our client’s life of suffering and strive to provide them with future financial security. Our experienced catastrophic injury lawyers ensure that victims receive the compensation they are entitled to.

When a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other severe injury happens, extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy, and other long-term care becomes necessary. Anyone going through a catastrophic injury needs to consider that they may never be capable of earning the same income as they did before their accident.

If a catastrophic injury happens, the victim, their family, and their loved ones might have to decide whether it makes more financial sense to leave a job in order to be able to provide care at home for the victim or to hire a home health aide or caretaker. Either way, both are tremendous expenses.

 

Causes of Common Catastrophic Injuries Can Be:

  • Car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents, often involving
    defective auto parts.
  • Taxi or rideshare (Uber, Lyft) accident due to someone else’s carelessness
  • Airplane, helicopter, and train accidents
  • Bicycle accidents due to negligence
  • Pedestrian accidents due to the fault of another’s negligence
  • Victim of a workplace and/or construction site accident
  • Birth Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Defective Drugs

Catastrophic injury victims often require extensive medical attention and rehabilitation procedures. Sadly, substantial care needs are typically long-term and can even last a lifetime. The stakes are high and financial recovery must include funding for a lifetime of expected expenses.

Lawyers for Justice, PC knows first-hand how to deal with insurance companies and corporations facing potentially high-value injury claims. Their job is to pay victims as little as possible to protect their bottom line. They typically dispute liability and the extent of damages.

Because so much depends on a claim being successful, having a catastrophic injury lawyer who is experienced in catastrophic injury claims is crucial. The legal representation you choose needs to have both the experience and resources to handle such cases. An experienced catastrophic injury attorney calculates damages for a catastrophic injury by working
with financial experts to determine how much a client’s expenses will be in the short term, and for the rest of their lives. Included in the financial recovery is the potential for future complications that might require additional surgeries or treatments. It’s a lot to think about, but Lawyers for Justice, PC is available to help.

Our Injury Attorneys Have Extensive Experience in Reclaiming Justice for Those Who Have Been Affected By:

  • Brain, birth, head, burn, and spinal cord injuries
  • Car, motorcycle, trucking, scooter, train, bicycle, bus, pedestrian, helicopter, and airplane accidents (including Uber and Lyft accidents)
  • Dog attacks
  • Wrongful death
  • Unsafe pharmaceuticals
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Corporate fraud
  • Defective consumer products (especially auto parts)

Victims who have suffered a catastrophic injury can be temporarily or permanently disabled and often need medical care. But the pain and suffering goes beyond the physical effects. Catastrophic injuries can have devastating effects on jobs (including lost wages), marriages, plans for the future, financial stability, and even independence. Even if an injured person has medical insurance, surgeries, hospitalization, and other treatment costs can quickly prove to out of one’s control. And of course, victims may not be able to work for months or have jobs waiting when they return — if they can work at all.

Our catastrophic injury lawyers seek to get our clients the help they deserve. We give compassion and support to help victims move forward with their lives.

Work Injuries

If a California worker sustained injuries at work due to a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or something else considered catastrophic injuries, they could be entitled to compensation by filing a personal injury work lawsuit – especially if there are medical costs involved in saving the person’s life. On-the-job injuries are often covered by workers’ compensation plans, which are state-mandated programs that provide recovery for workers who suffered severe injuries at work under certain conditions.

The catastrophic injury attorney team at Lawyers for Justice, PC know which injury qualifies as a valid case to explore further. And best of all, we serve justice to our clients; we go after the at-fault party to the full extent of the law. Our catastrophic injury attorney team cares about each person and we put each client’s case to the forefront after a personal injury or accident in the workplace. We have extensive resources and experience to support our clients with their cases to pursue a catastrophic injury settlement, including:

  • Repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel injuries or injuries resulting from repeated lifting, grabbing, etc.)
  • Slip and fall personal injury
  • Vehicle-related injury
  • Lung and breathing injury
  • Toxic substance injury
  • Spinal cord injuries

What Benefits Are Included?

California will provide for these workers’ compensation benefits:

Medical bills: if you have medical bill costs, they will be reimbursed to help survivors recover from their work-related injuries. However, the choice of doctors or treatment might be limited.

Temporary disability benefits: if an injury prevents survivors from performing their job normally and they lose wages, they may file a claim to receive temporary disability benefits. These payments are usually available only after an employee misses several days of work, which often total about two-thirds of normal wages.

Permanent disability benefits: if you don’t completely recover from your injuries and they cause a long-term impact, you might receive permanent disability benefits or settlements based on the nature and extent of your impairment or injury.

Death benefits: if a California worker dies from a work-related injury or illness, their spouse, children, or families may receive death benefits.

Contact Lawyers for Justice, PC Today for a Free Consultation

If you’ve suffered a catastrophic personal injury, contact Lawyers for Justice, PC, and our lawyer team will determine if your employer violated any federal or state laws. To get started, call (818) 647-9323 to receive a free consultation, today. We maintain a strictly confidential attorney client relationship, even in our free case evaluation.