Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Our catastrophic personal injury attorneys understand the impact a severe injury can have on your life. A catastrophic injury could change your entire life, that is why it is very important to hire an experienced and skilled catastrophic injury attorney that could represent you in your claims for monetary compensation. Our attorneys are very understanding that with catastrophic injuries comes a lot of pain, distress, and permanent disabilities that one may have to face.

Catastrophic injuries happen on a daily basis unfortunately. It can be caused through several different ways. However, in almost every catastrophic injury accident, there is always an at-fault party that engaged in negligent behavior. Our personal injury attorneys believe that no victim should be in such a situation and have to deal with the stressful financial burden of all the medical costs because of another’s negligence. We have decades of experience representing clients that have suffered catastrophic injuries.

What is a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is the legal term used to describe severe effects that could leave permanent damage to the victim. Catastrophic injuries significantly impact the victim’s life. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Damage or failure of internal organs
  • Fractures of the skull
  • Serious Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Third degree burns
  • Loss or amputation of a limb
  • Head injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Vision damage
  • Lung damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Injuries of the spine or spinal cord
  • Any injury that requires long term care

Catastrophic personal injuries could have lifelong effects. Lifelong effects need to be supplemented with constant 24/7 care, physical and emotional therapy, in-home assistance, assistance from family members, and several thousands of dollars of financial resources to dedicate to medical treatment. Catastrophic injuries impact a person’s daily life, and the victim’s life will most likely never be the same again. We understand catastrophic personal injuries are completely life-changing, and so we try to help out our clients as much as possible by litigating such claims while they focus on healing.

Other than these physical injuries, there are also several emotional and psychological tolls that could impact the victim their entire life. For example, the victim could suffer depression, anxiety, PTSD, humiliation, etc.

How are catastrophic injuries in Los Angeles different from other injuries?

The difference between catastrophic injuries and other injuries are the severity of the injury. Catastrophic injuries are more severe, and result in physical effects that could last the entire victim’s lifetime. Other injuries may be recoverable, possibly even lasting only a couple years after the accident. A catastrophic injury impacts the foreseeable future, and prevents the victim from returning back to their life normally.

 A catastrophic injury results in a large amount of medical costs and several treatments that are needed in order to treat the injury. Usually, settlement and verdict amounts for catastrophic injuries are larger than regular injuries since they require more medical treatment.

What causes catastrophic Injuries in Los Angeles?

There are several different scenarios that cause catastrophic injuries. Although each situation differs on a case-by-case basis, through our experience representing catastrophic injury cases, we have noticed that the most common causes in Los Angeles are:

If you have suffered any of the above accidents, contact our catastrophic personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles today to hold the negligent parties accountable for your injuries.

What type of evidence is needed in catastrophic injury lawsuits in Los Angeles?

Catastrophic injury lawsuits could be difficult to prove for an inexperienced law firm, especially in Los Angeles where it is likely that multiple parties were involved. Our law firm has decades of experience and is very knowledgeable in Los Angeles catastrophic personal injury law. We have access to several experts that could testify and establish a medical basis for your injuries. When bringing a catastrophic injury lawsuit question, there are certain types of evidence that our attorneys strive to gather. Below are some examples:

  • Witnesses: a witness will be able to give a statement to describe the event that caused the catastrophic personal injury. Our attorneys will interview witnesses as soon as possible in order to get their statement and prevent them from forgetting their testimony.
  • Recording devices: if such injuries occurred in front of businesses, our attorneys will look to see if there were any cameras that recorded the accident.
  • Accident investigation: our experienced accident reconstructionist experts work to determine the type of accident and determine liability for the other side. From such experts, we could create photographs and diagrams to help describe the accident and the severity of the injuries suffered.

Our catastrophic injury lawyers will help our injured clients recover financial compensation after enduring such severe accidents. We can help our injured clients recover from their injuries that have devastated their lives.

Who are the defendants in a catastrophic injury claim?

There could be several different defendants’ plaintiffs could bring a lawsuit against in a catastrophic personal injury lawsuit. Some common examples of defendants that could be at fault include:

  • Landowners
  • Product manufacturers
  • Employers
  • Partners
  • Dog owners
  • Drivers

In order to prove that the other party was at fault, you must show that the other party was negligent. Negligence is proven by showing that the other party has a reasonable standard of care, but failed to act within their standard of care. The failure to act within the standard of care caused the plaintiff to sustain injuries.

What damages could I recover for a catastrophic injury in Los Angeles?

There are several different damages a victim who has suffered catastrophic injuries could potentially recover. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Other instances: Other examples include making your home wheelchair accessible after sustaining an injury that has caused disabilities.
  • Wrongful death: this occurs when the victim has suffered catastrophic injuries then has passed away due to those injuries. A wrongful death claim is brought by the members of the family. Wrongful death claims could seek reimbursement for burial expenses, compensation for the income the deceased could have earned, etc.

What are the costs associated with a catastrophic injury in Los Angeles?

Usually, catastrophic injury settlements and verdicts are much larger than regular injuries since they require more treatment right, which is needed till the unforeseeable future. Examples of costs associated with catastrophic injuries include:

  • Future therapy
  • Future speech therapy
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • At home care
  • Nursing home care
  • Medication
  • Medical devices
  • Wheelchairs
  • Stairlifts
  • Counseling
  • Handicap accessible vehicles

The costs mentioned above are just some examples associated with catastrophic injuries. If you have suffered any catastrophic injury that has required future costs, contact our attorneys immediately to see how we can obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.

How much is my catastrophic injury claim in Los Angeles worth?

It is important to note that no two catastrophic injury claims are the same. That is why it is important to seek legal help immediately in order to determine the amount of damages you could potentially recover. Usually, the more severe the injury, the more likely you will be able to obtain a larger amount of damages. You may be entitled to significant compensation if you have suffered economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages include those damages that are easily calculated, such as medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages include trauma such as emotional distress and pain and suffering. If the other party was engaging in malicious behavior, such as drunk driving, the Los Angeles Court may even award punitive damages.

Catastrophic Injury Permanent Effects

Catastrophic injuries could leave victims with permanent effects that could potentially impact their entire life. For example, future medical care may be needed, such as future surgery, future therapy, and future prescription medications. Examples of catastrophic injuries that lead to permanent disabilities include traumatic brain injuries that require caregivers and lifelong care. Our Los Angeles attorneys are dedicated to making sure that you are afforded aggressive representation in order to assert your legal rights against the negligent party. We work and fight to make sure that you receive compensation for all your future medical needs.

What do our Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorneys do?

  • Our attorneys will file the lawsuit on your behalf so you can focus on healing as we take care of the legal hurdles for you.
  • We act as the middleman for any medical attention you receive.
  • Our skilled catastrophic personal injury attorneys work to make sure that you receive compensation for the injuries suffered.
  • We hire investigators to reconstruct the accident that occurred to determine liability for the other side.
  • Our knowledgeable attorneys hire experts to explain the catastrophic personal injuries suffered.
  • Our attorneys negotiate with insurance adjusters and insurance companies for a higher damages payout.
  • Our attorneys provide free case reviews to determine the merits of your claim and the possible legal strategies we can take to ensure compensation for your injuries.
  • Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so that you don’t have to pay any fees upfront until we win a settlement or judgment in your fever.

What is the legal process associated with a catastrophic injury?

Our Los Angeles catastrophic personal injury attorneys have decades of experience dealing with catastrophic injuries and navigating through the legal process. Our attorneys work to make sure that our Los Angeles clients are constantly informed regarding the updates with their case.  We always strive to make sure that our clients are well informed. The different steps involved with the catastrophic personal injury include:

  • Initial consultation: our Los Angeles attorneys offer a free no risk consultation where we will review your personal injury case. During this consultation, we will look into the merits of your catastrophic injury claim and determine if that is something we could potentially take on. Once we take on your case, we then do a deep dive into investigating your claim to collect evidence such as police reports, witnesses, experts, photographs, etc.
  • Negotiation: usually, catastrophic injury lawsuits do not go to trial. A majority of the catastrophic personal injury lawsuits settle through parties. Our attorneys have decades of experience settling with insurance companies and representing your rights aggressively. If both parties failed to settle, then the case will be litigated.
  • Litigation: our attorneys are well known in Los Angeles for successfully litigating lawsuits. We are always prepared to go to trial.

Decades of Experience with Catastrophic Injury Cases

If you or a loved one have suffered any type of catastrophic injury, contact our attorneys today for free no risk consultation. Contact our team of catastrophic injury attorneys today to discuss your case and the different legal strategies we can take to make sure you are well represented. Our practice is dedicated to assisting injured victims recover from such injuries. We understand that after going through such a catastrophic accident, you could feel helpless. We are here to help.  We have firms throughout the entire State of California, and are readily available 24/7. Our legal team is here on standby to help you get the Justice you deserve.

Oftentimes, you could be very careful yet an accident is still bound to occur. Almost all catastrophic injury victims experience emotional distress such as emotional trauma and loss of enjoyment of life. These types of damages would be non-economic damages that our attorneys would try to seek compensation for as well.

It is very important to note that not every law firm in Los Angeles could be able to represent catastrophic injuries. Our team handles Los Angeles catastrophic injuries with consistent and successful outcomes. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are not afraid to go to trial to ensure that we received the best results possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.

We represent all of Los Angeles County, which includes:

Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Pasadena, Malibu, Burbank, La Mirada, Compton, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Inglewood, Whittier, Torrance, Calabasas, Culver City, Downey, West Hollywood, Norwalk, Pomona, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Arcadia, San Gabriel, Montebello, Redondo Beach, Rowland Heights, El Monte, Marina Del Rey, Cerritos, Carson, Manhattan Beach, East Los Angeles, La Puente, gardenia, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Southgate, Lakewood, El Segundo, Commerce, Covina, La Canada Flintridge, Azusa, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rosemead, Baldwin Park, Bellflower, etc.