A catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain and may also include skull or spinal fractures. Usually, an injury of this type occurs suddenly and without warning. Catastrophic injuries can change a person’s life forever and may prevent them from being able to work again because of a debilitating, permanent disability.
Not only is a catastrophic injury taxing on the victim, but it also has lasting effects on their family members as well. A permanent disability requires constant care, which can stress the fibers of any family unit. Some disabilities also require ongoing medical treatments and medications.
If you or your loved one suffered life-altering injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the California catastrophic injury lawyers at Torem & Associates for a free consultation.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
There are many different types of catastrophic injuries and they can occur in just as many ways. Catastrophic injuries commonly occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents—such as car, truck, motorcycle, or bus collisions—defective products, slip-and-falls, workplace and construction accidents, and even medical malpractice.
Some common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Head trauma
- Eye injury
- Bone fractures
- Back or neck injury
- Brain injury
- Burn injuries
- Organ damage
- Neurological problems resulting in paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia
These types of injuries require exhaustive treatment and can ultimately cost families millions of dollars in medical care and related expenses. This, in addition to the emotional and physical strain of such injuries, makes catastrophic injuries incredibly overwhelming for both victims and their families.
Working to Recover the Compensation You Are Owed
If the injury was the result of negligence by anyone, the victim may be able to recover compensation. If a defective product caused the injury, the manufacturer may be held responsible.
The outcome of a personal injury case will greatly affect any future quality of life for an innocent victim, so it is imperative to seek an experienced injury lawyer familiar with catastrophic injuries. At Torem & Associates, we have more than 35 years of experience handling a wide variety of injury claims. Our California catastrophic injury lawyers understand the intricacies involved in these types of cases and can help you pursue the full, fair compensation you are owed. We are available 24/7 for our clients.
Call (888) 500-5000. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.