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Category: Catastrophic Injuries

Why Fireworks Are Leading to More Catastrophic Injuries in 2020

July 3, 2020

An unprecedented quarantine due to COVID-19 has millions of Americans feeling restless and stir crazy, desperate to return to some semblance of normal life. Holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day have been met with fanfare and an increased propensity to live on the edge, and Los Angeles has experienced a surge in fireworks usage as a result. While these holidays do tend to be popular with amateur pyrotechnics, this year feels different – in fact, residents are reporting loud and lengthy episodes of fireworks blasting late into the night around these summer holidays. With the vast majority of parades and organized fireworks events being canceled in an effort to implement crowd control and slow the spread of the coronavirus, it’s no wonder that people are experimenting at home – and getting seriously injured in the process.  A team of health professionals at the Los Angeles County…

What Conditions Qualify Your Loss or Injuries as Catastrophic?

September 4, 2018

It is common in cases involving personal injury law to identify an injury as catastrophic. These are very serious injuries that will impact the rest of a person’s life. They are considered to be very different from injuries that are classified as serious. Victims of catastrophic injuries are never going to heal. An injury being designated as catastrophic makes a difference when it comes to the compensation and protections provided an accident victim.

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