A catastrophic injury can occur without warning and change someone’s life forever. Many catastrophic injuries can happen as a result of car wrecks…simply due to the numbers of auto accidents every day. Whether it is due to an car wreck (single car), automobile accident with multiple autos, medical malpractice or a defective and dangerous product, the debilitating effects of a catastrophic injury are an emotional and financial nightmare for victims and their loved ones. Catastrophic injuries usually involve massive head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, including paralysis, loss of a limb, severe burns leading to scaring and massive wounds. After a catastrophic injury, the victim may undergo years of rehabilitation and be forced to change his lifestyle completely. Emotional problems such as severe depression, anxiety, stress and violent behavior are often the side effects of a catastrophic injury. Cognitive and communicative abilities may also be permanently damaged.
Victims of catastrophic injuries often file a personal injury lawsuit against the guilty party in the hopes of gaining some sort of financial retribution. Because injuries are usually so severe, catastrophic injury lawsuits seek millions of dollars in damages. Victims face expensive medical bills and a lifetime of lost earnings. Due to the extent of their injuries, most plaintiffs never see a workplace again. Their earning capacity greatly suffers. If the victim is only a child or young adult, a lawsuit will seek to acquire a lifetime of financial security an unfortunate victim is entitled to. An experienced catastrophic injury attorney is always required.
If you or a family member has been injured, abused or otherwise harmed, you should contact one of our California attorneys who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.
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