San Diego Catastrophic Injury Attorney
If you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to negligence of another, fight back.
What qualifies as a catastrophic injury?
Catastrophic injury is defined as any injury to a person’s well-being that has life-altering consequences as the result of said injury. Injuries that forever impair one’s way of life are considered catastrophic in that significant changes need to now be made in order to sustain some small resemblance of a past way of life. Those who are held responsible for causing such injuries are deemed negligent, and can be held liable for monetary damages for pain and suffering and for medical expenses needed to help counteract and repair catastrophic injuries.
Catastrophic injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis, and be debilitating in that an individual may lose motor skills, function of specific limbs or regions of their body, and could be permanently confined to a wheel chair
- Brain injuries can result in neurological impairment that can affect an individual’s ability to perform basic tasks, recall memories and details, and properly, and independently, function on a daily basis
- Amputations can forever change an individual’s well-being, forcing that individual to appropriately adapt to a completely different way of life in order to lead even a resemblance of their previous life
- Multiple bone breaks, though they will eventually heal, will require a significant amount of physical therapy to fully recover from, if full recovery is even a possibility
- Damage to any of the senses, such as sight or hearing, could result in a complete overhaul of how an individual is able to communicate with others
Catastrophic injuries can occur in a variety of ways that include:
- Traffic accidents that can seriously injure individuals, and could lead to any of the above mentioned injuries (see car accident attorney).
- Workplace accidents can forever change a person’s ability to provide for him or herself, and could lead to any of the above injuries.
- Medical malpractice cases where improper care was administered, either through an incorrect procedure, a failure to diagnose, or a botched procedure, all could lead to catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injury, unnecessary amputation, or loss of motor skills.
- Dangerous products can seriously injure an individual even when they are used properly, and can result in any of the above depending on the type of product that caused the accident. (See product liability attorney.)
In most cases, catastrophic injury can occur at any time, and in most places. From the privacy of one’s home to the confines of one’s vehicle to the supposed safety of one’s office, catastrophic injuries can creep up on unsuspecting victims at any moment, and almost always result from the negligence of others.
If you suffer from a catastrophic injury, you need the Law Offices of Steven A. Elia.
We are relentless in the pursuit of the maximum compensation for your catastrophic injury. Our proven 98.5% success rate confirms that.
We are experts in all aspects of catastrophic injury law in San Diego, surrounding areas, and throughout the state of California. Our client-focused practice doesn’t skimp on what’s important. We provide for all an aggressive lawsuit that explores all legal avenues on a client’s behalf and a leave-no-stone-unturned approach to discovery and investigation.