Catastrophic injuries are those which have a long-term effect on the life of the victim. They are often life-threatening and life-altering injuries which require extensive medical care, rehabilitative treatment, medical equipment, nursing care or personal assistance long after the accident or event has occurred which caused them. In many cases, these injuries lead to permanent disability, affecting not only the life of the victim but family members as well who must be depended upon for care and support. Without adequate compensation, the victim and his or her family face physical, emotional, and financial hardships which may be insupportable. Such injuries can quickly lead to financial ruin.
A person who has suffered a catastrophic injury may face a life of dependency upon others, loss of employability, and a devastating loss of one's quality of life. When all of this has occurred due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others and could have been prevented, it is all the more heartbreaking for victims and their families. That is why personal injury law was enacted, so that victims could pursue justice for such unnecessary injuries through the injury claims process and civil litigation. Without the monetary compensation provided from settlements and verdicts against those responsible for their injuries, a victim's future medical care and needs might be financially impossible.
At the Law Offices of Haleh Shekarchian, we work relentlessly on behalf of Southern California catastrophic injury victims to recover maximum benefits through injury claims and lawsuits. Whether you have been injured through the negligence of a drunk driver, from a slip and fall due to a dangerous premises condition, or through the use of a defective product, we can help. Our personal injury attorney is an experienced litigation lawyer who is well-known and respected for her outstanding legal abilities and dedication to clients.
Catastrophic injuries include severe burn injuries, brain and head injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, organ damage, and loss of eyesight. These types of injuries often result in permanent disability as in the case where a limb has been lost, blindness has been incurred, or paralysis has resulted. Victims will never recover from these losses and often face a future where they cannot work to support themselves or their families, let alone pay for their medical expenses. In the case of severe burns, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, future surgeries may be required, as well as extensive therapeutic or rehabilitative care that can last for months, years, or even a lifetime. In some instances, the injured may never recover full consciousness or full mental capacity, such as in brain injuries. Other painful results may be changes in personality, memory losses, emotional problems, learning problems, and more.
The strain on victims and families in the wake of such injuries can be enormous. Even where the prognosis for recovery may be positive, the process for achieving that recovery may be extremely time-consuming, demanding, and difficult on both the patient and his or her family. Medical specialists, physical therapists, psychologists, and more using a team approach may be needed to achieve results.
Part of the personal injury claims process or lawsuit in such cases will involve detailed financial projections of the future costs connected with such medical expenses, the costs of the individual's loss of income, projected loss of future income, and value placed on his or her pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of enjoyment of life. Our firm is experienced in handling all of these complex factors in any catastrophic injury case; we are committed to fighting aggressively to secure the financial future of injured persons and their families throughout Southern California.