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What is a Catastrophic Injury in California?

Virtually all injuries involve a certain degree of pain and suffering for victims, but certain injuries involve much more long-lasting issues. A catastrophic injury typically refers to an injury that causes extremely severe physical damage to a victim and requires extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation.

Did you or your loved one recently suffer any kind of catastrophic injury as the result of another party’s negligence in California? You will want to contact the Los Angeles Injury Group as soon as possible. Call (310) 954-7248 right now to take advantage of a free, no-obligation consultation.

Amputations in California

Hit-and-run pedestrian accident in San Diego CountyFew outcomes are as life-altering for a person as the loss of a limb or other body part. Amputations can result from any one of a number of accidents, including motor vehicle crashes, workplace accidents, and motorcycle accidents.

In many cases, victims who require amputations are unable to return to their regular jobs and some may be permanently unable to gain any type of gainful employment. Victims who have suffered amputations because of another party’s negligence could be entitled to damages for their lost income as well as medical expenses and rehabilitation.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) in California

Unlike many other types of injuries in which the harm is plainly visible to the ordinary person, TBIs are more complex because the effects of the injury are largely invisible to most people. Still, a person who suffers a TBI can face numerous cognitive and physical challenges.

TBI victims not only face similar difficulties maintaining employment, but many can also require full-time assistance with everyday needs. A person can suffer a TBI in any kinds of an incident that involves impact with the skull, such as a car accident or a workplace accident.

Spinal Cord Injuries in California

The severity of a spinal cord injury can vary depending on the particular area of the spinal cord affected. Cervical spinal cord injuries involving the seven vertebrae in the neck can result in tetraplegia or quadriplegia.

Lumbar spinal cord injuries can result in loss of function in the hips and legs without affecting the upper body, while sacral spinal cord injuries can affect the hip and leg regions although many victims are able to walk again. Thoracic spinal cord injuries can have varying effects, as damage to T1 through T5 nerves may allow for normal arm and hand function, but injuries to T6 through T12 nerves can result in an inability to control bowel movements.

Burn Injuries in California

In terms of pain, burn injuries are among the most excruciating type of harm victims can suffer. Severe burn injuries can result in permanent disfigurement.

Burn injuries are typically classified into degrees, with first-degree burns being the least severe, second-degree burns causing blistering, third-degree burns causing serious damage, and fourth-degree burns extend through the skin into the bone.

Find a Catastrophic Injury Attorney in California

If you or your loved one sustained catastrophic injuries because of another party’s negligence in California, it will be in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. The Los Angeles Injury Group represents residents and visitors in communities all over the greater Los Angeles area.

Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can fight to help you obtain all of the compensation you need and deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. You can have our firm provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call (310) 954-7248 or contact us online today.

 

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    Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide general information to our readers and to honor the victims of everyday tragedies. We do not wish to cause any disrespect and none of the information contained in this post should be construed to constitute legal or medical advice. Laws vary by jurisdiction and cases often turn on minor differences In fact. Do not rely exclusively on any of the information contained in this post and seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional, where necessary.

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