How to Prove Catastrophic Injuries in a Personal Injury Case

How to Prove Catastrophic Injuries in a Personal Injury Case

Updated on Friday 16th June 2017

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How-to-Prove-Catastrophic-Injuries-in-a-Personal-Injury-Case.jpgA catastrophic injury is a severe injury that has permanent consequences and will prevent the individual from working as he normally did and enjoy life as he used to prior to the accident. These types of injuries are often sustained to the spinal cord or brain and result in paralysis and permanent disability. 
When trying to prove a catastrophic injury the plaintiff will rely on the physician’s reports and testimonies to show that the accident has completely altered his way of life and the ability to produce income.
When the catastrophic injury took place because of someone else’s negligence, the victim will need to prove that the negligent act was a direct cause of the accident which, in turn, caused the tremendous injuries. 
Non-economic damages can also be obtained for catastrophic injuries. In these severe cases, the plaintiff can argue that his qualify of life has changed forever and he should also be compensated for the emotional pain and suffering that come with the injury. 
Dealing with catastrophic injuries is a tremendous task not only for the victim but also for the family. A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you prove that the accident caused the injury. 

Proving the physical extent of the injury

Severe injuries to the spine, spinal cord or brain require extensive medical care and treatment. The victim of a personal injury case who has suffered these types of injuries can decide to take legal action against the party at fault after he has recovered from the surgeries and the first phase of the treatment. Deciding to wait a little longer can be a good thing in most cases because the physician will be better able to assess the value of the medical expenses and also those of the future medical care
When proving a catastrophic injury you should use all of the medical records related to your case and ask for monetary compensation for all of the medical procedures and treatments needed not only to treat the injury but also afterward during the recovery period.
Victims of catastrophic injuries can remain debilitated for life. In this case, they can ask for a certain amount of money as compensation for the daily struggles of having their lives changed. Claiming the compensations for long-term medical treatment can be done with help from one of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
We invite you to watch a video on how to approach these types of injuries and how you can prove their impact: 


Proving the emotional extent of the injury

Injuries that cause permanent disability impact much more than the victim’s body. Those who suffer severe injuries will need to adjust to a new way of life, oftentimes more limited than what they were used to. Claiming compensations for non-economic damages like pain and suffering or loss of the enjoyment of life is harder to quantify but not impossible. 
When deciding to prove a catastrophic injury, plaintiffs should remember that several limitations apply on personal injury claims in California.
One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can answer your questions regarding the compensation limits and the manner in which you can prove that a severe injury has altered your life.
Contact us for more information and professional legal aid. 


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