A catastrophic injury is one that changes the life of the victim forever. This type of injuries are serious and life altering. They can result in the inability to walk, work and do basic activities without help. When an individual is involved in an accident that has such a tremendous impact, he or she has the legal right to claim compensations not only for the sustained physical injuries but also for the emotional impact caused by the accident.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneysknow how terrible a catastrophic injury can be both for the victim and his or her family. This is why our team of experts is qualified to handle any case involving accidents that have led to traumatic injuries. There are many accidents that can cause a catastrophic injury, however, the most common causes of these types of lesions are car accidents or even slip and fall accidents.
Causes and legal actions, presented by our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
Catastrophic injuries can not only alter the career of the victim, but also his or her personal life. Because this types of injuries are not only harmful to the body, but also have a tremendous emotional impact, victims, and their caregivers need time to adjust to the life after the traumatic event.
Catastrophic injuries occur without warning. They can happen in a car accident or a simple bicycle accident. Various types of workers are exposed every day to a dangerous environment. Construction accidents in California are yet another example of catastrophic injuries. This type of traumatic injuries includes paralysis and paraplegia, spinal cord injuries, amputations, burn injuries, permanent disfigurement, etc.
An important step in any catastrophic personal injury claim is to determine the actual cost of the medical treatment and the support treatment received by the victim. Because the types of extreme injuries classified as catastrophic ones imply very large medical costs, the victim will have to determine the true value of the claim. This is done after the initial emergency procedures and once the victim has had time to discuss with a doctor and/or therapist who was able to inform him about the future costs of treatment and recovery.
Whatever the reason for the accident, our personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles can help you obtain the legal compensation for your loss of income or the medical bills resulted as a consequence of the accident.
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Compensation for catastrophic injuries in Los Angeles
The type of available compensation for victims of catastrophic injuries is monetary. Individuals can claim compensation for the lost wages (during the recovery period and afterward), physical pain, medical bills (during the necessary procedures and afterward), costs related to rehabilitation and even compensation for emotional issues.
While the costs for medical treatments are easy to calculate, the costs associated with the traumatic emotional impact are harder to claim and insurance companies, as well as defendants, will usually try to minimize their value. A personal injury attorney in Los Angeles can help you claim non-economic damages, in addition to the economic ones you would have requested.
Our lawyers in L.A. can help you put a case together, negotiate with the other party and they will represent you in a trial. We will be reliable advocates for your case so that you can receive just compensation for a life altering event.