A catastrophic injury such as a spinal cord injury or severe burn can completely alter the course of your life.
We understand that filing a personal injury claim cannot undo what has happened to you.
But it can give you the financial resources you need to help put you on the path to healing.
The lawyers at Weinberg Law Offices can help you pursue catastrophic injury litigation in Los Angeles.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
When you are in a serious accident, any kind of injury seems catastrophic. However, when it comes to personal injury claims, catastrophic injuries are injuries that have specific long-term consequences.
Your injury is likely catastrophic if:
- It might cause disfigurement or permanent scars,
- It is plain that it is life-threatening, or
- It has caused you to suffer a disability.
Our lawyers are here to answer any questions you may have regarding whether your injury is catastrophic and to help you understand your legal options.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
There are many kinds of catastrophic injuries a person might experience. These include:
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Head and brain injuries,
- Severe burn injuries,
- Organ damage,
- Blunt abdominal trauma, and
Catastrophic injuries require extensive medical treatment. They also can prevent you from working and participating in everyday activities.
The lawyers at Weinberg Law Offices can help you pursue compensation for all of the losses you have suffered.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can occur in nearly any kind of accident. However, there are a few common causes of these types of injuries.
Car accidents can cause many types of catastrophic injuries due to the sheer amount of force involved in a collision. T
hey may cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, and internal organ damage. These injuries can create permanent disabilities that alter a person’s life and often render them unable to work.
An accident on a motorcycle can cause significant injuries, even if a rider wears a helmet. This is because motorcycles lack the safety features passenger vehicles have, such as airbags, and offer less protection than a passenger vehicle.
Like other motor vehicle accidents, a motorcycle crash can cause traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Even if a spinal injury does not cause permanent paralysis, these injuries often require ongoing medical treatment.
Accidents involving commercial trucks can be hazardous because of the extreme amount of force a large truck can generate.
If you have sustained catastrophic injuries in a trucking accident, catastrophic injury attorneys in Los Angeles can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Los Angeles saw more bicycle crashes than any other county in California between 2017 and 2021 by a significant margin.
During this period, Los Angeles had nearly 15,000 bicycle crashes, while Orange County had the second-highest amount with 3,953 accidents.
A bicycle accident can lead to severe injuries because they do not have the protective structures or safety features that cars and trucks have.
Horseback Riding Accidents
Equestrian accidents can also cause grave and permanent injuries. Some common causes of horseback riding injuries include the following:
- The road surface was unsuitable for horseback riding,
- The horse fell on top of the rider,
- The rider was given faulty equipment, or
- The horse bit or kicked the rider.
If your career requires you to work with horses, these devastating injuries can permanently prevent you from working.
Many times, these accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence and are not the rider’s fault. Los Angeles catastrophic injury law firms can help you hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries.
You may also be able to file a product liability claim if you suffered injuries due to a defective or faulty product.
This type of claim can involve several potentially responsible parties. Our experienced attorneys can help you identify all of the parties who are potentially liable for your damages so that you can pursue all of the compensation you need.
Fires and Explosions
Fires and explosions can leave a person with permanent scars, disfigurement, and disabilities. They can even result in organ damage, amputations, and emotional distress.
Victims of these kinds of accidents often require ongoing medical procedures and rehabilitation.
How We Can Help You
At Weinberg Law Offices, our attorneys have graduated from some of the best law schools in the country and have worked at some of the best law firms in the country.
We have recovered millions of dollars for injured victims thanks to our experience, skill, and client-focused approach.
We can focus on handling your claim while you focus on your recovery.
If you were severely injured and are considering pursuing catastrophic injury litigation in Los Angeles, contact Weinberg Law Offices to find out how we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.