All accident injuries seem like and, in a way, are devastating. When an error by another person causes the accident, the injuries and devastation are that much harder to explain. However, there is a category of injuries that stands alone in terms of severity, urgency and, most importantly, catastrophe.
These injuries can change the entire course of the victim's life in a matter of mere seconds – that is, if the victim survives. Catastrophic injuries are those that have the most catastrophic impact on one's physical, mental and emotional state. Because of their special nature, catastrophic injuries deserve to be pursued by the most aggressive legal representation if the accident that caused them was not the fault of the actual victim.
If you or someone you know was seriously injured in an accident, it is important to weigh your legal options. Catastrophic injuries typically result in hospitalization and therefore easily overwhelming medical bills as well as financial issues caused by missed work and lost earnings. Depending on the extent of injury, it may affect you for the rest of your life, impacting your ability to work in the same field or to work at all. Our firm is here to offer you the legal guidance and assistance you need in the wake of a serious accident or injury. For a free review of your case, contact a Santa Clarita injury attorney at your earliest convenience. We can answer all of your questions and address your concerns.
A catastrophic injury may be defined as serious physical trauma that has a significant impact on the victim's life. Some examples of injuries that may be considered catastrophic include: amputation, severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, facial injuries, broken bones, damaged internal organs, dismemberment, electrocution, and neck injuries. Any of these may result in extensive medical care and may have a lasting impact on the victim.
Furthermore, injuries that affect the mobility or mental capacity of an individual tend to increase the likelihood of other conditions such as cardiovascular problems and weak immune systems. All in all, victims of serious injuries have a lifetime of struggle ahead of them and if the accident that led to their injuries was caused by negligence, the pain is significantly more difficult to deal with.
The catastrophe of these injuries is not merely limited to the physical impact, while that is quite devastating to say the least. The injuries are catastrophic also in terms of the effect that they have on the individual's life, independence and happiness. Medical expenses are sky high for injuries that require repeated surgeries, long-term medication and future doctor visits. Additionally, serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord damage can easily affect an individual's ability to work for earnings, thereby increasing the costs of the injury in terms of lost wages.
The damages associated with catastrophic injuries are not limited to finances. Debilitating conditions can keep an individual from enjoying life the way they should be able to such as participating in hobbies, investing in personal and romantic relationships and being able to live an independent life. Because of the significance of such injuries, it is highly advised to seek special legal assistance for catastrophic injuries. Hiring the right personal injury attorney would ensure that you are given the full amount of compensation you are entitled to and need in order to adjust to life with these injuries.
At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we are here to offer you the support and help you need during these difficult times. We know that you may be facing an entirely changed life and that moving on may seem difficult or impossible. An injury lawyer at our firm can help you build a case against the person or entity responsible for your catastrophic injuries to help you seek justice.
We believe that the more serious the injury is, the more serious the legal services should be. Our personal injury attorneys are well informed on the types and treatment of different serious injuries as well as the costs associated with them. As an injured victim of another person's negligence, you deserve to obtain the maximum recovery for your injuries and we intend on helping you do just that. Contact a Santa Clarita personal injury attorney from our firm today to discuss your situation with a member of our legal team.