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Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
A catastrophic injury is described as an injury that changes the way a person lives for the rest of their life. This type of injury generally includes any type of injury that leaves a person partially or completely disabled. A catastrophic injury can occur in any type of accident.
If you are the victim of a catastrophic accident, you are entitled to receive fair and complete compensation for your losses. This compensation will include monetary losses you incurred or will incur in the future because of the injury, medical care expenses, and you may even qualify for pain and suffering compensation.
Losses You May Incur As A Catastrophic Injury Victim
• Medical expenses for the immediate treatment of your injury.
• Future medical care expenses for ongoing treatment and recovery.
• Loss of wages during the initial injury period.
• Future loss of wages and earning potential.
• Contributions to your retirement account.
• Financial losses due to changes you needed to make to your home to accommodate your injury such as a wheelchair ramp or special equipment.
• Loss of enjoyment of life.
• Loss of enjoyment of companionship.
• Pain and suffering.
Depending on the situation of your case, you may be entitled to each of these forms of compensation or additional benefits. Only an attorney can tell you which forms of compensation directly apply to your injury.
Protecting Your Rights As A Victim Of A Catastrophic Injury
When you have been injured, the insurance company who covers the negligent party is responsible for covering your losses. Sadly, insurance companies are more interested in their bottom line than in what is fair or right for the injured party. Many insurers begin to make settlement offers to the injured arty before many of the test results are received by the doctor to determine the extent of the injury. It is their belief that b offering a settlement quickly they can pay out as little as possible.
Injury victims need to protect their rights. Under the law and the guidelines of the insurance company policies, injury victims are entitled to receive fair and complete compensation for their injuries. To guarantee that the insurer obeys the laws and the guidelines of their policies, it is always in the best interest of the injured party to seek the services of a catastrophic injury attorney.
A personal injury attorney knows exactly what an injury victim is entitled to for their losses and will work aggressively to make sure that their client is treated fairly by the insurance company. They will fight to protect your rights.
The El Dabe Law Firm Can Help
As experienced personal injury attorneys, the lawyers at the El Dabe Law Firm are ready to provide aggressive legal representation for anyone who has received a catastrophic injury. Our professional attorneys and staff are prepared to provide excellent representation to their clients.
As an experienced firm, we understand how devastating a catastrophic injury can be to you both physically and emotionally. We know that your life has been changed and that the change has been difficult. We are here to help with the legal end of this situation so that you can concentrate on your recovery.
We have a highly qualified staff that has access to all of the resources they need to aggressively represent your case. We know that lawyers are experts in the area of law and not necessarily in medical issues or in accident reconstruction. Because of this, or attorneys have access to experts in these fields to ensure that your case receives the best representation possible.
We also understand that the accident that caused your injury has caused a financial burden to you and your family. Because of this, we work on a contingency basis. This means that there are never any out-of-pocket legal expenses to you until your case has been settled. By working on a contingency fee basis, we guarantee that everyone has access to professional legal representation, regardless of their financial situation.
Your life has been changed by the injury you received. This injury was caused by the negligent action of another person or company, and you are entitled to seek compensation for this change to your life.
It is very important that you do not try to handle this situation alone. You should turn to family and friends for emotional support during these trying times. You should also seek professional representation for the legal issues concerning your injury. Professional legal representation will protect your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to for your injury.
When you trust your case to a professional firm like the Law Offices of El Dabe, you are taking the right step to financially recovering from your injury. Our personal injury lawyers will work hard to represent your case and eliminate the burden and stress you feel from dealing with the insurance companies.
When a catastrophic injury occurs due to another party’s fault, recklessness, or misconduct, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Catastrophic injuries can occur in many forms. Victims of catastrophic injuries often suffer from long-term pain and permanent disabilities. In many instances, the disabilities shorten a person’s life, in addition to presenting him/her with ongoing medical problems, pain, and emotional suffering. These types of injuries often alter the life of a victim’s family members, in addition to permanently changing the life of the victim.
In addition to dealing with pain and suffering, catastrophic injuries result in overwhelming medical expenses – making it impossible to recover physically, and financially.
There are many types of catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common include:
Spinal Cord Injuries: Injuries to the neck or back can result in trauma to the spinal cord. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury statistics center
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Serious injuries to the brain can cause permanent damage and result in long term consequences. Victims often suffer from physical and mental disabilities.
Burn Injuries: Serious injuries to the brain can cause permanent damage and result in long term consequences. Victims often suffer from physical and mental disabilities
Organ Damage: In a car accident, or otherwise devastating accident, it’s possible to suffer severe internal damage. When organs such as the lungs, liver, or some other internal organ are permanently damaged, this can lead to long-term quality of life issues, and result in a permanent change in your life.
Getting Fair Compensation
At Farar & Lewis LLP, we help victims of catastrophic injuries, and their families, get the compensation they deserve. Many victims suffer not just from physical damage, their also suffer from mental depression, in addition to undergoing financial hardships.
Victims of catastrophic injuries have the right to pursue financial compensation for losses, including, but not limited to:
- Loss of Current Wages / Future Wages
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Current / Future medical bills
- Cost of long term rehabilitation