No one thinks that a catastrophic injury is going to happen to either themselves or their loved ones. Then disaster strikes and lives are changed forever. Those suffering from catastrophic injuries have to live with the ramifications of the injury for the rest of their lives. After a catastrophic injury, it’s critical that you obtain proper legal assistance as soon as possible. If you wait too long, you might jeopardize your chances of recovering damages. Luckily, the Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyers at Lerner and Rowe have recovered billions for clients who have suffered from a variety of catastrophic injuries.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are ones that are disfiguring or incapacitating. Every state has a different legal definition of catastrophic injury. In California, a catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that is “expected to incapacitate.” Under 42 U.S. Code § 3796b, a catastrophic injury is “an injury that permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work.”
With these broad definitions, it is possible that the insurance company will offer a low settlement or deny the claim all together which is why you need a Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorney to develop a legal strategy to fight the insurance company and win your case. Our team has helped clients suffering from a variety of catastrophic injuries, including:
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Electric shock drowning
- Accidental amputations
- Soft tissue and organ damage
- Severe fractures and broken bones
Any accident has the potential to cause a catastrophic injury. Our Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyers often see these types of injuries caused by:
How Will a Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Attorney Help Me Obtain Compensation?
Catastrophic injuries occur suddenly, leaving the victim with critical, often permanent limitations. They may need lifelong medical care, assistance, and may no longer be able to work. The sooner you call a personal injury attorney after a catastrophic injury, the better. After providing your attorney with the details of your case, assist in helping you recover damages owed, like medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages that have already been incurred.
Additionally, you can recover the cost of future costs, such as:
- Medical and specialized care
- Future lost income
- Damages for loss of enjoyment of life, psychological damage, and pain and suffering.
Finally, depending on the specifics of your case, punitive damages may also be taken into account. These are intended to hold the defendant accountable for acts that were exceptionally careless, reckless, or cruel.
Contact Our Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
A catastrophic injury can occur from any type of accident. Regardless of what caused your accident, our lawyers can help you get your life back and win compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one have suffered from a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another party, or experienced the wrongful death of a loved one caused by a catastrophic injury, contact our team of Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Our professional legal staff and attorneys are here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We’ve recovered billions for injured clients and won’t charge you a fee unless we win your case, thanks to our “no win, no fee” policy. Our team provides top quality service and expertise. Call our Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorney at 310-INJURED or contact us now via LiveChat .