Catastrophic Injuries

Encino Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Helping Clients With Fractures, Burns, Brain Trauma, & More

While many injuries result in short-term consequences that may last weeks or months, some very serious injuries can lead to a lifetime of lingering effects. These are often referred to as “catastrophic” injuries due to the disastrous results they bring to the victim’s life. Under federal law, catastrophic injuries are categorized as those that “permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.” These are injuries so severe that they result in some type of permanent disability. When such injuries occur through the negligence or misconduct of another party, that party (or parties) may be held responsible for financially compensating the victim for various damages.

If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries in any type of negligence-based accident, you will require the services of a diligent and seasoned personal injury lawyer. At Vahdat & Associates, your personal injury claim can be handled by a legal team that is devoted exclusively to this area of law and nothing else. Because of our dedicated focus on pursuing justice for the injured and their families, we have gained extensive know-how and experience. From thorough case preparation to gathering medical evidence to valuing your case and negotiating or litigating for maximum results, we know what to do and how to do it. We strongly advise that you seek our representation in such a crucial legal matter that can affect your life forever.

Choose experienced Encino catastrophic injury attorneys in making your claim. Contact us at (888) 523-1698 for a free consultation. We speak Spanish, Farsi, and Hebrew.

What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?

A serious injury is deemed catastrophic when it is a permanent injury or if it will take a long time for it to heal. Some examples of catastrophic injuries are bone fractures, burns, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). An injury like any of those could affect the way a person lives the rest of their life -- a victim may need to quit their job, hire in-home care, modify their home or vehicle, and more. Catastrophic injuries involve costs for future care.

Are Catastrophic Injury Cases Different?

Catastrophic injury cases are similar to a personal injury cases, but the process can be even more detailed and demand more investigating. It may also take a longer time compared to other claims. For example, it may take a while before injuries are diagnosed and treatment or treatment plans are implemented. However, there is no need to worry as long as you have an experienced and capable catastrophic injury lawyer by your site.

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are those that cause permanent or long-term consequences such as persistent pain, perpetual dysfunction of an organ or body part, or loss of a limb or organ.

Examples of these types of injuries can include:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Injuries leading to blindness
  • Injuries leading to deafness
  • Amputations
  • Other brain injuries that cause lifelong cognitive, physical, or psychological impairment
  • Habitual and incurable lung damage

The Aftereffect of Serious Injuries

Accident victims whose lives are permanently changed for the worse as through the above injuries may need lifelong medical care and personal assistance. These individuals may be entitled to recover compensation for their existing and future predicted medical expenses, rehabilitation therapies, mental health counseling, lost wages/income, pain and suffering, lost earning ability, disfigurement, or loss of enjoyment of life. In some cases where deliberate or malicious harm was caused, they may also be entitled to punitive damages.

Multiple parties or entities may have contributed to your catastrophic injuries. These can include negligent drivers and/or their insurers, government entities responsible for road or public spaces safety, manufacturers of defective or dangerous consumer products, and other third parties.

Call (888) 523-1698 to set up a free initial consultation with our catastrophic injury lawyers in Encino. Our team at Vahdat & Associates is ready to answer all of your questions.

Accidents Leading to Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can occur in many ways, with motor vehicle accidents and truck accidents being their primary cause. They can also occur at construction sites as a result of falls, improper safety equipment or protocol, or defective machinery. Negligent property owners can also be responsible for not having maintained a reasonably safe environment for visitors. Negligent pet owners whose animals aggressively attack others may also be held responsible.

Who is Liable?

Determining who is at fault for catastrophic injury cases is difficult because in some situations, more than one party may be involved indirectly. For example, consider the parties involved if your injuries were caused by defective machinery at your workplace. The parties responsible could be both your employer and the manufacturer of the product. It is important to identify all parties that are responsible to ensure that all of your damages are covered especially because catastrophic injury cases tend to have extensive monetary damages.

There is no need to go about this alone. Work with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney in Encino at Vahdat & Associates who will investigate your case thoroughly and identify all parties responsible.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

At Vahdat & Associates, we will thoroughly investigate your case to determine any and all parties that may have contributed to your injuries. Our attorneys can then document and preserve the necessary evidence to combat the opposing party or their insurer. We can also put together a projection of the value of the future medical care and other expenses you may need throughout your lifetime. This projection can include such costs as renovating your home and car to accommodate your compromised physical condition as well as estimating the costs of all treatments, therapies, medications, medical equipment, and other needs related to your injuries.

Need to discuss your case with an Encino catastrophic injury lawyer? Contact us online or at (888) 523-1698 to arrange for your free consultation today.

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