Simple accidents occur daily. In some cases the outcomes aren't that simple, however. People may slip and fall down a single step or an entire flight of stairs, particularly when railings are inadequate or faulty. Reckless drivers cause injuries when they crash into someone else's vehicle. Simple accidents aren't a major concern as long as individuals leave with only minor bumps and bruises. If you suffer serious or catastrophic injuries, however, you might struggle with pain, disabilities, and financial losses for the rest of your life.
Seemingly everyday accidents occasionally lead to long-lasting medical care, recurring medical bills, lost income, and unexpected disabilities. When another person causes or contributes to your injury, that individual should pay for your damages. However, negligent individuals or entities do not always step up and take responsibility for their actions. Therefore, it's up to you and a Pasadena catastrophic injury lawyer to do what's necessary to make them pay.
What Are Common Catastrophic Injuries?
Federal law considers any long-lasting injury preventing a person from working as catastrophic. Yet, some injuries occur more than others. Some common kinds of catastrophic injuries include:
What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover?
If the court rules in your favor or you reach a settlement before litigation, you can receive damages for losses you (or your loved one) have incurred as a result of the catastrophic injury.
Examples of types of damages you can recover include:
How Can an Experienced Lawyer Help My Case?
Catastrophic injuries are life-altering events that leave victims economically devastated. Recovering damages for catastrophic injuries is more than receiving compensation for negligence, it is an essential source of financing for future costs related to the injury. Adding insult to injury, insurance providers use every tactic in their playbook to protect their bottom line and avoid paying claims.
Catastrophic injury claims are high-value claims that need extra resources and experienced attorneys. Experienced catastrophic injury attorneys do not only file paperwork, they advocate for you and your loved one every step of the way.
Examples of how catastrophic injury attorneys assist their clients include:
Catastrophic injuries devastate victims and their loved ones physically, psychologically, and economically. Contact our skilled Pasadena catastrophic injury attorneys to see if we can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
If a negligent person or company causes catastrophic injuries to you or a loved one, you need to take immediate actions to protect your legal rights. At Mendez & Sanchez, we constantly fight hard to recover damages for our clients, and we 'd like to determine if we can assist you.
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While other firms just handle your bodily injury claim, we offer a complimentary full-service package where we will also handle your property damage for no fee!
Our East Los Angeles personal injury attorneys understand the adversity you are facing, and we are ready to help you fight for it!
Our goal will be to get you fairly compensated as soon as possible, and we’re not afraid to go to trial. One of our seasoned car accident East Los Angeles attorneys can investigate your case to identify all potential sources of compensation. Even if the at-fault party was uninsured, it may still be possible to recover damages.
In the majority of commercial truck crashes, the injured victim was in a car or other vehicle—not in the truck. If you’ve been injured in a truck crash, your injuries are likely severe and you’re probably concerned about your growing medical debt. That’s not to mention your property damage and emotional trauma.
Although dogs and other pets are often considered part of the family, thousands of people each year are injured in animal attacks. Under California law, dog owners are generally strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs.
California has some of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country. The injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic, and the cost of medical care and lost income can be exorbitant.
Medical bills lost income, and vehicle repairs can add up quickly after a motorcycle wreck. These are called “economic damages,” which are objectively verifiable losses. Economic damages also include loss of earning capacity, home modifications, and other calculable losses you incurred due to your injuries.
A serious bicycle accident can result in disabling injuries that affect every aspect of the victim’s life. The California bicycle accident attorneys at our East Los Angeles chambers will evaluate your case for free to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
Each bus accident case is unique. There are countless factors that contribute to these collisions, and victims can suffer a variety of severe injuries including brain trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, internal organ damage, and many others.
Construction accidents have the potential to lead to devastating, life-altering injuries. Victims need to be able to access the maximum available compensation so that they pay their medical bills and provide financial support for their families.
Workers’ compensation benefits (sometimes referred to as “workman’s comp”) exist to help those injured in work-related injuries heal, recover, and elevate their quality of life. That said, the process can be complex and lengthy.
Parties who control, possess, or own a property in California have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If they fail to fix a dangerous condition or to warn people about it, this may constitute a breach of the duty of care, also called “negligence.”
Our California brain injury attorneys will help you identify all potentially liable parties, gather evidence, and fight for the compensation you need to pay for medical care, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. We have recovered more than hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
Train wrecks often occur at high speeds and result in devastating injuries. Healthcare expenses and lost income can add up quickly, threatening the financial security of victims and their families.
If you or a loved one was catastrophically injured by another person’s bad decisions or bad behavior, you have a legal right to hold that person responsible for the results.
The damages you may be able to recover will depend on the severity of your injuries, the amount of income you lost during recovery, whether you will be able to return to work, the effects of your injuries on your relationships, and many other factors
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