Orange County Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
A catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the brain or spinal cord. In some cases, other types of injury can be considered catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries are named so because of the impact they make on the victim’s, and their family’s lives. Our Orange County catastrophic injury attorneys regularly work with the victims of serious accidents which caused life-changing injuries. The attorneys at Shield Litigation have seen the pain our clients have gone through, and we’ve seen the impact a significant injury can have on your life.
Any type of accident can result in a catastrophic injury for a victim. These include: Car accidents; Slips and falls; Construction accidents; Pool accidents; Physical altercations; Truck accidents; Pedestrian accidents; and/or Bicycle and motorcycle accidents.
What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?
Although some definitions of catastrophic injuries specify that they are injuries to the brain or spinal cord, others define them according to their outcome, rather than the area of the body affected. When an injury is fatal, causes the victim to suffer a permanent, severe functional disability, or severe head or neck trauma, it can be considered a catastrophic injury.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include: Traumatic brain injuries; Amputations, the loss of one or more limbs due to an accident or complications following one; Severe burns that cause disfigurement or permanent disability; Organ damage; and/or Spinal cord injury that results in paraplegia, quadriplegia, or paralysis.
A catastrophic injury can substantially reduce a victim’s quality of life or significantly shorten his or her life.
Seeking Compensation for Your Catastrophic Injury Damages
If you are diagnosed with a catastrophic injury, you can face steep financial damages. These can include:
- High medical bills for extensive, potentially long term, medical treatment;
- Lost wages now and in the future if you are unable to return to work because of the injury; and
- Pain and suffering damages like the cost of a disability aid or your reduced quality of life due to depression or psychological trauma surrounding the accident.
You can seek monetary compensation for these damages through a personal injury claim. Your claim must demonstrate that the accident was caused by another party’s negligence and that you suffered specific financial damages because of the accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you put your claim together and make use of available evidence like photographs of the accident and documentation of your lost wages. For your pain and suffering damages, your lawyer can use available evidence to show how the injury impacts your day-to-day life.
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident for most cases. If you plan to file a lawsuit to seek compensation, you must do so within this time frame.
Work with an Experienced Orange County Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
A catastrophic injury can change your life forever. This can mean facing substantial financial damages, particularly if your injury left you permanently disabled. Shield Litigation, LLP handles injury cases resulting in paralysis, amputation & loss of sight or hearing. Representing severely injured clients in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove and Southern California. Contact our team of experienced Santa Ana catastrophic injury lawyers at Shield Litigation, LLP today to set up your initial consultation in our office at 714-728-3385, during which we can discuss your rights as an injury victim and all your legal options. Do not wait to make the call; the sooner you start working with us, the sooner you can potentially resolve your case and recover the compensation you deserve.