Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
Serious, life-altering injuries like traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury can lead to long hospitalizations, enormous medical bills and extensive rehabilitation. A catastrophic injury is a life-altering event causing victims to suffer grave physical impairments and a diminished quality of life for years after the accident. When this type of injury is caused by the negligence or reckless behavior of another party, victims are entitled to seek legal compensation. In many cases, catastrophic injuries are life-threatening in nature, requiring extensive hospitalization, multiple surgeries, costly medications, rehabilitation and years of in-home nursing care. Without adequate reparations, the victim is burdened with insurmountable hardships that can often lead to financial ruin.
The Salamati Law Firm handles a wide range of catastrophic injury claims arising from spinal cord damage, amputations, traumatic brain injury and other debilitating physical harms that can render a person disabled for their rest of their life. Utilizing our depth of experience in litigating high value personal injury claims in California’s state and federal courts, we are able to fight for just compensation for victims and their families.
For compassionate yet aggressive advocacy, contact Los Angeles serious injury attorney Sean F. Salamati for a free consultation in the greater Los Angeles area.
What is a catastrophic injury?
According to the American Medical Association, a “catastrophic injury” is a kind of severe injury to the brain, spine, spinal cord, or skull. A catastrophic injury can be further categorized into three broad groups: injuries that cause death; injuries that result in severe, permanent physical disability; and those that cause serious head or neck trauma without permanent impairments.
In more general terms, a catastrophic injury is one that is incapacitates the victim, rendering them unable to return to work, perform normal daily activities and most likely needing some form of live-in assistance for an extended time. Catastrophic injuries have long-term ramifications that negatively impact the victim’s life and future livelihood.
Whether caused by a car crash, a workplace accident or a construction fall, catastrophic injuries kill more people in the U.S. than any other cause regardless of gender, age, race or socio-economic status, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Types of catastrophic injuries
Catastrophic injuries may include:
- Burn injuries that cause permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Skull fractures
- Head or neck trauma
- Spinal cord damage
- Paralysis – paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Loss of eyesight
- Organ damage
- Amputation of a limb
- Brain impairment leading to a vegetative state
- Neurological damage causing memory loss, cognitive impairment and emotional problems
If a catastrophic injury results from a defective product or the wrongdoing of another person or entity, litigation is a means of ensuring the victim receives the financial support and medical treatment needed for future quality of life. Los Angeles personal injury attorney Sean Salamati offers each client the guidance and capable representation they deserve in their time of need.
Common causes of catastrophic injury
Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for more than 40 percent of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. each year, reports the Mayo Clinic, while falls account for over 30 percent of traumatic brain injuries.
The Salamati Law Firm has represented various types of catastrophic injury claims arising from:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Bus accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Sport accidents
- Falls from heights
- Workplace accidents
Our legal team understands the dire financial implications invoked by catastrophic injury, which is why we remain focused on securing maximum compensation under California law.
Compensation available to plaintiffs
Monetary damages awarded in actions involving catastrophic injury are historically much higher, but attorneys are also tasked with proving the full extent of the plaintiff’s injuries, projected loss of earnings and long-term complications. A skilled lawyer will be able to establish liability and recover compensation for a variety of economic and non-economic losses including:
- Lost income
- Future loss of earnings
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Permanent disability
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Personal injury litigation of this nature can take many months to resolve, which is why The Salamati Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis without upfront costs. Regardless of the type of accident you or your loved one has been involved in, you can count on Salamati Law to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Catastrophic injury cases may result in significant verdicts and settlements, reaching into the millions of dollars. Salamati Law recently settled a motorcycle accident claim, procuring $1,185,000 for a client who suffered a mild TBI after a truck turned left in front of his Harley.
Los Angeles personal injury lawyer
The Salamati Law Firm extends its services to injured individuals in the greater Los Angeles metro area and throughout Southern California. Put experience on your side and align yourself with a catastrophic injury lawyer who is committed to securing the financial well-being of clients.
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Catastrophic injury resources
- Mayo Clinic, Spinal Cord Injury http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-cord-injury/basics/definition/con-20023837
- CDC, Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/basics.html