While all injuries have the potential to be utterly devastating, some injuries are generally recognized as more severe than others. In legal terms, these injuries are known as “catastrophic injuries” and, in most cases, they completely alter the victim’s life, as well as the lives of his or her loved ones. Most catastrophic injuries prevent the victim from returning to work—either temporarily or, in severe cases, permanently.
If you or your loved one was catastrophically injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident, or as a result of a slip and fall or dog bite, Selarz Law Corp. can help. Our Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyers have extensive experience in this area of law, and we are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your family.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
As previously mentioned, nearly any type of injury can be catastrophic. In general, injuries that prevent the victim from returning to or obtaining “gainful employment” (or, in other words, work) are considered catastrophic in the eyes of the law.
Some examples of relatively common catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Severe burns and broken bones
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
While there is no set definition for catastrophic injuries, insurance adjusters will often evaluate whether or not your injuries prevent you from working when determining a settlement offer. Your attorney will also look at the overall impact your injuries have had on your life—not just on your ability to work but also on your day to day enjoyment and quality of life—when seeking fair compensation for your catastrophic injuries and related damages.
You Need an Experienced Attorney on Your Side
Regardless of how you or your loved one was injured, remember: the liable party’s insurance company is not on your side. Their goal is to reduced costs, which they try to do by offering lowball settlements or denying rightful claims. It’s important that you work with an attorney who understands the personal injury process and knows how to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars for victims of severe bodily injury, as well as for their families and loved ones. These injuries come with exorbitant medical costs, not to mention immense physical pain and emotional suffering. You should not have to simply face the burdens and costs—financial or otherwise—of someone else’s negligence on your own. Let our firm fight for you and the justice you are owed.
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