Life-Altering Injuries Caused by Other Drivers
Many people refer to these types of injuries as “catastrophic” injuries. Life-altering or catastrophic injuries can require multiple surgeries followed by months or even years of medical treatments, physical therapy, and special adaptive medical equipment. The negative consequences of a personal injury can last for the rest of your life.
If a negligent or reckless driver caused the crash that resulted in your injuries, that driver should be held liable for your damages. You should not be required to bear the cost of expensive medical treatments, necessary medical equipment, and other expenses. Call Torem & Associates by telephone at (888) 500-5000 to find out how you can recover money for your Fresno catastrophic injury claim.
A Very Important Fact About Life-Altering Injury Claims That You Must Know
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party, there are some things you should know. Regardless of whether you were a driver, passenger, bicyclist, motorcyclists, or pedestrian, your time is limited to file a claim under California’s Statute of Limitations. Failing to file a lawsuit for your claim before the deadline can bar you from recovering any money. Furthermore, there could be an exception to the deadline related to your claim. Consulting with a Fresno accident attorney as soon as possible is a wise step to take after any motor vehicle accident.
Please keep in mind that the law does not take into consideration the severity of your injuries when applying the deadline set by the Statute of Limitations. Catastrophic injuries are not an “exemption” to the deadline for filing an accident lawsuit. Catastrophic injuries can result in significant financial damages, in addition to the physical and emotional suffering caused by the accident. It is imperative that you consult with a qualified and experienced Fresno catastrophic injury attorney to discuss your legal options and your rights.
Damages Incurred Because of a Life-Altering Injury
The costs of a life-altering injury can be very high. The medical costs and lost wages over a lifetime for a permanent disability can reach into the millions of dollars. These financial damages are in addition to the great physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional suffering associated with catastrophic injuries. Under California’s personal injury laws, you can be compensated for both your financial damages and your noneconomic (pain and suffering) damages.
However, before you can recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove the other driver caused the collision. It is very important that you work with an experienced attorney who can investigate the crash to obtain evidence that the other driver was responsible for the crash. If the other party can prove that you were even slightly at fault for the crash, your compensation could be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you for the accident.
Potential Causes of Life-Altering Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can occur in a variety of motor vehicle accidents, including accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, and commercial vehicles. Examples of catastrophic or life-altering injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Paralysis, including quadriplegia and paraplegia
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Concussions and other head injuries
- Complex, severe fractures
- Neck and back injuries
Any of these injuries and other injuries can change your life forever. Let our Fresno catastrophic injury attorneys help you see justice from the driver who caused your accident.
Fresno and Central California Valley Accident Attorneys
Contact Torem & Associates by telephone at (888) 500-5000or online by using the contact form on our website to schedule a free consultation or request additional information.