Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in the Antelope Valley
Over $1 Billion Recovered for Our Clients
At Accident Attorneys, we understand the impact catastrophic injuries have, not only on victims but on their families as well. Catastrophic injuries are completely life-altering, often requiring extensive treatment and ongoing medical care. The lifetime cost of such injuries is often exorbitant, resulting in severe financial strain for most victims and their loved ones.
We believe that you should not have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence on your own. With over 75 years of combined experience and a proven track record of success, our attorneys are prepared to advocate tirelessly for you.
What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic?”
When an injury affects the victim’s life in a severe and long-lasting way, that injury is generally considered to be “catastrophic” in nature. There is no set legal definition of a “catastrophic injury,” but some injuries typically always have catastrophic effects on both victims and their loved ones.
These injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Severe burns
- Fractures/broken bones
- Internal organ/tissue damage
That being said, any severe bodily injury that affects the victim’s ability to return to his or her normal, pre-accident life can be considered catastrophic.
Compensation for the Costs of a Catastrophic Injury
If you have suffered a severe injury, your life will most likely never be the same again. Catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, severed limbs, traumatic brain injuries, and burn injuries often require extensive emergency medical treatment, surgery, many weeks or months of hospitalization, and a long and difficult period of physical therapy and rehabilitation. They may necessitate ongoing medical treatment and nursing care, prescription drugs and equipment such as a wheelchair or ventilator. The injured individual may need to make modifications to his or her home and vehicle, such as a ramp for the front door and a stair lift to make it possible to travel between the first and second floor of the home.
Such expenses can be staggering. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the average spinal cord injury victim can expect to pay between $15,000 and $30,000 per year in medical costs and up to $3 million over the course of a lifetime.
In addition to medical expenses, a catastrophic injury will very often result in some type of partial or total disability that prevents the accident victim from being able to work and earn an income to support his or her family. When this is the case, the injured party will require financial compensation to replace his or her lost income in the present, as well as for reduced future earning power. In addition to economic damages, a catastrophic injury claim can include compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
At Accident Attorneys, we help catastrophic injury victims seek compensation for all of their damages, including but not limited to:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Ongoing treatment and rehabilitative care
- Prescription medication costs
- Medical equipment costs
- Expenses associated with home modifications
- Caregiver costs
- Lost wages/income, current and future
- Lost earning capacity/disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and distress
- Loss of quality of life
Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Serving Lancaster & Palmdale
You simply should not have to pay the price for the other person's negligence. No amount of money will ever undo what has happened to you, but we want to help you claim financial compensation and secure justice so that you can more easily move on in your life.
Over $1 Billion Won in Insurance Settlements & Jury Verdicts
75+ Years' of Combined Experience
Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
Inclusion in the Exclusive California Super Lawyers® List, 2009-2020
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers of California