Have you or someone you care about suffered a catastrophic injury? If your injury was the result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Citywide Law Group, our personal injury lawyers understand the extreme financial burdens that a catastrophic injury can impose. For nearly two decades, we have been dedicated to helping catastrophic injury victims in Los Angeles recover compensation to help cover these (and other) costs. Contact our Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorneys today to schedule a free consultation. We will walk you through the process of filing a claim for damages and answer any questions that you may have.
Defining a Catastrophic Injury
What does it mean to suffer a catastrophic injury? When does a regular injury become catastrophic? How are catastrophic injuries different from other types of injuries? These are all common and important questions. A catastrophic injury is defined as a “severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain.” Many times, catastrophic injuries disrupt the central nervous system, causing serious impairment. Catastrophic injuries can cause disabilities, paralysis, and even death. When a catastrophic injury is caused because of someone else’s negligence or because of a defective product, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Unlike many other types of accident injuries, catastrophic injuries require lifelong medical care and attention. This can impose serious financial burdens on catastrophic injury victims. Many catastrophic injury victims will be required to receive medical attention for the rest of their lives. This can include surgery, rehabilitation, prescription medications, mobility aids (e.g., walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.), and nursing care. Getting the assistance and attention that you need can be expensive. Los Angeles catastrophic injury victims may be able to recover compensation to pay for these costs by filing a personal injury claim for damages.
Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Many different types of injuries may be classified as catastrophic. Regardless of the type of catastrophic injury you suffer, it is very likely that your life will be changed forever. For nearly two decades our attorneys have helped clients recover compensation after suffering an unexpected and catastrophic injury. We have successfully recovered compensation for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries including:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Loss of Limbs
- Severe Burn Injury
- Broken Bones, and
- Organ Damage.
Personal Injury Practice Areas
Over the past 17 years, our Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorneys have helped accident victims recover compensation for catastrophic injuries resulting from:
- Bicycle Accidents;
- Burn Injuries;
- Brain Injuries;
- Car Accidents;
- Defective Products;
- Medical Malpractice;
- Metrolink Accidents;
- Motorcycle Accidents;
- Pedestrian Accidents;
- Truck Accidents;
- Workplace Injuries; and
- Other Personal Injury Accidents.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury in any type of accident, do not hesitate to contact Citywide Law Group. We will fight to help you recover the compensation you both need and deserve.
Costs Associated With a Catastrophic Injury
It is important to understand that the costs associated with catastrophic injuries can be difficult to cover on your own. Catastrophic injury victims are often faced with costly and/or life-long expenses. Some of these costs, such as routine doctor’s visits, are obvious. Other costs that may be necessary after you suffer a catastrophic injury may be less obvious. Costs and expenses Los Angeles catastrophic injury victims may have to endure include:
- Renovations to the home to accommodate new physical limitations;
- Adaptations to existing vehicles to accommodate new physical limitations;
- The purchase of new handicap accessible vehicles;
- Assistive technology, including motorized wheelchairs and stairlifts;
- Mobility devices;
- Medical devices;
- Prescription medication;
- At-home nursing care and assistance;
- Nursing home care and assistance;
- Reconstructive surgery;
- Speech therapy;
- Occupational therapy; and
Fortunately, an experienced Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you need to cover these (and other) costs. In addition to the costs outlined above, an attorney can help you recover compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and psychological trauma. A personal injury lawsuit for damages can be incredibly helpful as you fight to recover from and live with your catastrophic injury.
How Our Attorneys Can Help After Your Catastrophic Injury
Our lawyers handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on recovery. We approach your case with one goal in mind: to get you the most money for your injuries. Our process includes:
We offer a free consultation to learn about your accident. This allows us to develop a course of action for your personal injury case. We will use the information as a basis for our in-depth investigation. During the course of an investigation our attorneys may:
- Review police and accident reports;
- Interview witnesses, medical professionals, and law enforcement officers;
- Consult with experts; and
- Analyze photographs and evidence.
Most catastrophic injury lawsuits never go trial. The majority settle through negotiations.
We have nearly two decades of experience negotiating with insurance companies. Our attorneys know the tricks insurance companies use to minimize compensation. We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf. If you are not satisfied with the settlement offers you receive, we will not hesitate to take your case to court.
Our attorneys are well-known in the Los Angeles area for being successful litigators. This generally makes opponents more open to reaching a fair settlement. If the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable offer, we are prepared to go trial.
Experienced Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic injury because of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Los Angeles is limited. It is important to speak with an experienced Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Hiring an attorney to handle your case can allow you to focus on your recovery. Your attorney will handle the complicated legal work while you learn to live your life with your catastrophic injury.
Do not hesitate to contact our Los Angeles office today to schedule a free consultation. This consultation can allow you to learn about the benefits of a personal injury lawsuit, and how our attorneys can help you maximize the compensation you receive. Our Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorneys offer their legal services on a contingency fee basis. We do not believe that the fear of expensive legal fees should keep a catastrophic injury victim from seeking the legal assistance they may require. This means that you do not have to pay us for our work unless we win your case. Contact us today for more information.