Catastrophic Injury Law
Catastrophic injuries and amputations can occur from many different personal injury accidents. Some individuals walk away from these accidents with minor bruises while others experience life-changing injuries. Accidents involving amputations will alter someone’s life forever. The Amputee Coalition Organization reported that about 2 million individuals live with an amputated limb and about 185,000 amputations occur each year in the United States. This life-changing injury can be very overwhelming and lead to lost wages or expensive medical costs.
Catastrophic injuries can be the result of work-related accidents or automobile accidents. These accidents can occur on purpose, which is why you need to hire an attorney to help investigate your entire accident. The knowledgeable attorneys at Los Angeles Injury Group will compile facts about your accident to determine the at-fault party and help you file a claim.
If you have sustained injuries from a personal injury accident, contact an attorney from Los Angeles Injury Group for assistance with your catastrophic injury accident. The knowledgeable attorneys can help you explore all of your legal options regarding any catastrophic injury in the state of California. Our attorneys will help clarify all legal matters and help you file a legal claim to help you receive the maximum amount of compensation.
A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury with direct consequences that permanently prevent an individual from performing normal life activities. This type of injury is so extreme that the effects leave an individual with permanent damage forever. When an individual is involved in a serious accident and sustains a catastrophic injury, they lose a vital piece of them. They could lose a limb, brain function, or the ability to walk. All of these outcomes are incredibly life-altering. The National Center for Health Statistics reported that each year about 2 million individuals are injured severely enough to require some form of hospitalization. These injuries could be classified as catastrophic and potentially lead to amputations.
Listed below are some different examples of what classifies as a catastrophic injury.
- Loss of Limbs
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Multiple Fractures
- Head Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Organ Damage
These injuries will impact an individual’s life forever. If you or someone you know has suffered from a catastrophic injury, seek assistance from an experienced attorney at Los Angeles Injury Group. Our attorneys will offer helpful legal advice and answer any of your legal questions.
Impacts Of Catastrophic Injuries
Amputation injuries result in life-altering and permanent changes. The consequences of an amputated limb are indescribable. It is something that you hope no one has to experience but unfortunately these injuries do occur. An individual will undergo surgery in the event of an amputated limb to try and offer the injured victim a sense of normalcy. Even with technological advancements and these alterations, an amputation injury will affect an individual forever on many different levels.
Typically an individual will undergo reconstructive surgery or attempt to learn how to use prosthetics in the event of an amputated limb. This involves a long recovery of therapy sessions and potentially missed work. If an individual is unable to work, they have an opportunity to receive compensation for the injuries they sustained. If this individual is the main provider for their family, this greatly impacts the entire family and puts all of them at risk.
Individuals who have lost a limb could also face struggles with emotional distress and anguish due to disfigurement. This type of injury is extreme and causes a sudden change to an individual’s life forever. The emotional distress they experience could lead to a posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression. There are serious complications that follow an amputated limb whether its financial stress or emotional pain.
Catastrophic Injury Cases
Catastrophic injury claims are very different from personal injury claims. If an individual loses a limb, they will require lifelong care and could accrue costly medical bills. Their medical costs include any surgeries related to their amputated limb, prosthetics, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and training. Additionally, some individuals might have to take oral medication to help with pain or the functions of different muscles, which add to higher medical costs.
You must keep records of all of your doctor’s notes, therapy visits, and any other medical costs that compile up. The more documentation you have, the better off you will be when filing a legal claim. All of your medical notes will be crucial pieces of evidence to prove your injuries were a result of an accident.
Different events that could result in a catastrophic injury include the following listed below:
- Construction Accidents
- Workplace Falls
- Manufacturing Companies
- Using Machinery
- Truck Accidents / Vehicle Accidents
- Defective Products
- Athletic Injury
- General Negligence
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
Often an attorney will go to great lengths to challenge this type of case because the injuries sustained are so extreme with many complications. There are a lot of costs and potentially lost wages associated with this type of case. The attorneys at Los Angeles Injury Group want to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Los Angeles Injury Group Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Accidents that involve amputations completely change an individual’s life. If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a catastrophic injury due to a personal injury accident, consult with a Los Angeles attorney. Our catastrophic injury attorneys at Los Angeles Injury Group want to help you during this difficult time.
Make sure you have a strong legal team on your side when dealing with any serious legal matter. Our attorneys will help you understand all of the important aspects of the California catastrophic injury law. We will keep you informed every step of the way and involve you in all major decisions.
The attorneys at Los Angeles Injury Group will evaluate your case and compile evidence to file the best legal claim. You could be entitled to compensation and we want to help you determine the maximum amount. Our attorneys will manage your case so you can focus on yourself. Contact us today to set up a consultation and find out how our attorneys can assist. Call us at (310)-954-7248.