What causes catastrophic injuries in Sacramento? 

Catastrophic injuries could occur in just about any way. Any type of negligence could lead to a catastrophic injury. 

Accidents that involve negligence include: 

  • Car accidents: this is one of the most common types of accidents that lead to catastrophic injuries. Especially if there are trucks and motorcycles involved, drivers and passengers could get severely injured.
  • Pedestrian accidents: when a pedestrian collides with a vehicle or a motorcycle, they could suffer catastrophic injuries.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Falls from high areas, or falls on wet floors could lead to catastrophic injuries to the spinal cord.
  • Medical malpractice: a medical professional who performs surgery or any other treatment negligently could lead to catastrophic injuries that the patient may not have initially had.
  • Sports accidents: sports are usually taken very seriously, and so accidents are very likely to result.
  • Workplace accidents: catastrophic injuries are also present in workplace accidents, especially in construction accidents with heavy machinery involved.
  • Assault: assault and battery are two very common scenarios work catastrophic injuries may result when there’s heavy use of force.
  • Fires: fires, especially fires that occur at the workplace could lead to severe burns, which are considered catastrophic injuries.
  • Swimming pool accidents: Swimming pool accidents could lead to drownings. In that event, it could cause severe traumatic brain injury from the lack of oxygen.
  • Defective products: when a product is defective, it has a risk of causing an accident, which could then lead to catastrophic injuries. 

The above is just a general list of accidents that could cause catastrophic injuries. There are several other types of accidents that could also lead to severe injuries. For a more personalized approach, contact our sacramental lawyers to schedule a one-on-one case evaluation.

Examples of catastrophic injuries 

Catastrophic injuries are considered severe when they affect someone physically or emotionally. Below are examples of catastrophic injuries: 

How are catastrophic injuries treated? 

Since catastrophic injuries are essentially life-threatening injuries, medical professionals must get to work as soon as possible to prevent any severe injuries, or complications, that could lead to death. Not only could catastrophic injuries affect a person physically, but they could also affect a person emotionally and psychologically. 

Usually, medical professionals try various approaches when it comes to treating catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries should be treated immediately. Our top-rated attorneys recommend that victims who have been involved in accidents, such as car accidents and truck accidents, get medical care as soon as possible. Below are some steps that a medical professional could take: 

  • Stabilizing the victim’s condition: usually, medical professionals will work to make sure that the victim’s injuries are stabilized so they can go forward with taking the next necessary steps, which could include surgery. For example, if the victim is bleeding, medical professionals will try to stop the bleeding to prevent any other severe complications.
  • Evaluate the victim’s condition: they could prescribe Imaging done, such as X-rays, CTs, or MRIs to determine if there are any broken bones or internal nerve damage.
  • Consult with other medical professionals: doctors may also try to consult with other doctors to determine if there are any other ways that they could approach this catastrophic injury. Since catastrophic injuries can be very complex, they may require several doctors.
  • Surgery: depending on what type of injury the victim is suffering, the doctor may recommend immediate surgery. Emergency surgery could include surgery to remove dead tissues, or to repair internal damage. Other types of surgeries that could be recommended are reconstructive surgeries, which could result from dog bite injuries.
  • Prescription medication: the doctor may prescribe prescription medication to help with any numbness, tingling, or pain that the catastrophic injury victim may be suffering after surgery.
  • Physical therapy: Physical Therapy may also be required for the victim to learn to work with their injuries.
  • Therapy: not only may a catastrophic injury victim need physical therapy, but they also may need psychological therapy to assist with any emotional trauma that they are having with coping with their injuries. 
  • At home medical devices: catastrophic injuries are usually not temporary, which means that the accident victim may need at home medical equipment and devices, such as ramps or shower assisting devices.

There are several other types of treatments that a catastrophic injury victim may need. Above are just some general steps that a medical professional could take to make sure that the patient’s injuries do not lead to severe life-threatening injuries. There are several different people that could assist when it comes to treating catastrophic injuries, such as doctors, nurses, surgeons, and therapists.

Why should I hire a Sacramento catastrophic injury attorney? 

A Sacramento catastrophic injury attorney will help get the compensation that you deserve. Catastrophic injuries may require hundreds of thousands of dollars in treatment. This then requires a highly rated Sacramento attorney to hold the parties responsible to get compensation for these medical expenses. Not only may you need medical expenses covered, but you may also need compensation for any lost wages or loss of income in the future. 

Wrongful Death Catastrophic Injury Attorney 

Unfortunately, sometimes catastrophic injuries and damages lead to fatalities. If you have lost a loved one from a severe catastrophic injury, you have the right to hold the responsible party liable for any compensation. Not only could you recover compensation for your loved ones’ struggles prior to passing away, but you could also recover compensation for the effect that it had on your family. Call us today to set up an appointment with our top-rated Sacramento wrongful death attorneys.

What compensation could I recover for my catastrophic injuries? 

You could recover a variety of compensation, depending on your losses. Here are some types of damages you could recover: 

  • Surgery Costs 
  • Hospital Stay Costs 
  • Prescription Medication Costs 
  • At Home Equipment Costs 
  • Physical Therapy Costs 
  • X-Ray Costs 
  • MRI Costs 
  • CT Scan Costs 
  • Lost Wages 
  • Emotional Distress 
  • PTSD 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Future Lost Income

Contact A Sacramento Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today 

Severe injuries will require different types of medical treatments. These medical treatments could be very costly, and could not only take a toll on the victim but the victim’s family members as well. Our attorneys will take on your case without needing any upfront costs. This means that you do not have to pay any legal fees prior to us taking on your case. When we do take on your case, and when we win compensation for you, we could then recover our contingency fees.

You do not pay our attorneys any legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. 

Give us a call today to discuss how you could get help for your specific catastrophic injuries. Our attorneys are here to help you, and you should not hesitate to contact us.