The ramifications of a catastrophic injury suffered in an accident go far beyond the physical pain for a victim. This type of devastating injury often requires significant rehabilitation and frequently results in a person being partially or completely disabled after an accident. The financial toll can also be overwhelming for the victim of a catastrophic injury and their loved ones, especially if the victim cannot return to work after the accident. At Deldar Legal, we understand the extreme physical, emotional, and financial toll of a catastrophic injury, and we aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients who deserve compensation from those responsible for their injuries. Call the office or contact us today to learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to our clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries and for a free evaluation of your case.
A Catastrophic Injury can Take Many Forms
A catastrophic injury can permanently affect a victim and can take on many different forms. Almost every part of the body can be harmed by a catastrophic injury. Some of the most commonly seen catastrophic injuries incurred in an accident include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Amputated limbs
- Severe nerve damage
- Multiple bone fractures, and
The federal government defines catastrophic injury as one that permanently prevents a person from performing any gainful work, which has the potential to derail a person’s career, financial stability, relationships, and even family.
Compensation for a Catastrophic Injury
The need for full compensation after a catastrophic injury is critical for a victim and their family. Even with insurance, medical expenses can skyrocket for the treatment and rehabilitation after this type of injury. Extensive medical care, surgeries, medication, hospitalization, ongoing treatment, rehabilitation, and lost wages all contribute to what can amount to a mountain of bills that can feel insurmountable after an accident. You need an experienced personal injury attorney to secure the maximum amount of compensation for your claim after an accident.
Compensation for a catastrophic injury includes payment for all special and general damages stemming from the accident. Special damages include all of the out-of-pocket expenses for the victim of a catastrophic injury, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. General damages compensate the victim of a catastrophic injury for all other costs associated with the accident, including payment for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life. It is important to note that in California, there is currently no cap on general damages for a catastrophic injury case.
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You should never have to juggle a legal case with your recovery after suffering a catastrophic injury in an accident. If you would like to speak with a compassionate and knowledgeable expert in catastrophic injury cases to discuss your claim, call the office or contact us today at Deldar Legal to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced California personal injury attorneys now.