There are different types of catastrophic injuries. They include things such as severe burns, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, blindness, multiple fractures, and injuries to the nerves in the torso, arms, and shoulders. Regardless of whether these injuries are the result of a vehicular accident, a defective product, a work-related incident or any other intentional or negligent cause, the emotional and monetary effects on the victim can be huge.
Quite often, such injuries result in having to undergo a lifetime of medical treatment and nonstop life-care support. Additionally, victims may also be subjected to years of lost income due to the disability. In short, such injuries can lead to dramatic changes in one’s life.
Given the extent of damages that are involved in catastrophic injuries, it is especially important that injured claimants retain the services of a highly skilled Beverly Hills personal injury attorney who has extraordinary expertise in this area, as well as an established history of proven successes, not to mention significant financial resources. These cases are normally very complex and quite costly to prosecute. In the hands of someone less experienced, the recoveries in these cases can be drastically reduced or, worse still, the cases can be lost outright.
You must ensure that you have an attorney who will examine all sources of recovery in these types of cases, because injury victims face astounding health and life-care costs, along with lost income. Additionally, there may be numerous parties who should be held liable for your injuries; merely pursuing one avenue of recovery can be a costly error.
In catastrophic injury cases, the amount of liability insurance available to victims from the primary defendant is typically inadequate to cover all of a victim’s medical treatments, lost income capacity and pain and suffering.
Having a Beverly Hills personal injury attorney with a proven track record is beneficial because he or she will be more likely to fully investigate all possible defendants and every possible source of recovery. If you need the services of a Beverly Hills personal injury attorney, call Ryan Banafshe at (888) LAW-9991 for a free consultation.
How are Catastrophic Injuries Different From Other Injury Claims?
A catastrophic injury is a type of injury that leads to a permanent disability. It differs from other injury claims because the injury involves the brain, spine, skull or spinal cord. Many people who pursue other injury claims are able to recover and return to work. However, patients who suffer a catastrophic injury will never fully recover.
That is why patients who pursue a catastrophic injury claim may be able to get a larger compensation than those who pursue other injury claims. A traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, severe burn injury, limb loss (amputation), and ruptured organs are examples of catastrophic injuries.
There are lifelong costs that are associated with catastrophic injuries. This includes emergency and future medical expenses, continuing medical care, medications, lost wages, counseling and diminished earning capacity. Victims of catastrophic injuries may be able to get compensation for any or all of those problems.
How Many Catastrophic Injuries Occur Each Year?
It is estimated that 2.5 million people suffer a catastrophic injury per year. Sports, car accidents, falls and burns are examples of some of the things that can lead to a catastrophic injury. It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of catastrophic injuries can be prevented.
If you or a loved one has suffered a life-changing injury with severe, permanent or long-term damage, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and set up your free initial consultation.