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A catastrophic injury can substantially change your life. In addition to the pain, suffering, and emotional hardship, you have numerous financial concerns to worry about, including expensive medical bills and lost income. All these challenges can become overwhelming, and without proper legal representation, you may be at risk of losing everything.
At Frish Law Group, APLC, our Woodland Hills catastrophic injury lawyers have effectively handled a wide range of complex personal injury cases. If you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. We are dedicated to helping you recover 100% of what you are owed.
We represent clients who have incurred catastrophic injuries in a variety of accidents, including:
What Are Catastrophic Injuries?
According to federal law 42 U.S.C. 3796b, a catastrophic injury is any injury that permanently prevents a person from performing any gainful work. When a person has sustained a catastrophic injury, it means they suffer long-term or permanent pain or use of an organ or limb. When such an injury is encountered, the victim will usually require extensive emergency medical treatment, ongoing medical care, rehabilitative services, and often, long-term assistance. In some cases, catastrophic injury victims never fully recover, and some individuals undergo an untimely death because of their injuries.
Common catastrophic injuries include:
Chronic lung damage
Spinal cord injuries
Multiple bone fractures
Internal organ damage
Blindness or deafness
Determining Liability for a Catastrophic Injury
As with any personal injury case, filing a claim for a catastrophic injury begins with determining who is liable for your accident and injuries. In many cases, there are multiple parties who can be held responsible.
Potential parties who may be held liable for your damages include:
An individual whose negligent actions led to your injuries
The negligent individual’s employer or parent
The manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a defective product
The owner of a dog that attacked you
The owner or manager of a property where you were injured
An insurance company
Because of California’s comparative negligence law, you may still be entitled to compensation even if you were partially at fault for your accident and injuries. Your award of compensation will be reduced according to the percentage of fault you had. For example, if your total damages were calculated to be $100,000, but you were found to be 50% at fault, you would receive $50,000.
Calculating Compensation for a Catastrophic Injury
It can be extremely difficult to calculate the overall cost and impact of a catastrophic injury. Doing so often requires the assistance of many professionals. When you entrust your case to our firm, our lawyers can work with doctors, physical therapists, accountants, and other experts to accurately determine the extent of your injuries and how much compensation you are owed.