What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are sudden, and can occur in any number of different circumstances such as car accidents, birth injuries, medical malpractice, and many others. The important point about a catastrophic injury is that, due to the sudden-impact nature of the injury, the repercussions have a lifelong impact upon the victim and their family. These types of injuries are considered among the most serious, and victims will almost always suffer lifelong effects from the accident. These injuries include those such as burn injury, concussions, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury.

Can I be compensated for a catastrophic injury?

As permanent disability is typically a part of catastrophic accidents, financial compensation is often pursued by the injured party in an effort to cover costs associated with long term treatment and care as well as other economic damages, including present and future predicted loss of income. Damages such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life must also be addressed in your claim that should be filed by a skilled legal professional. Establishing a relationship with a skilled and determined legal team is an excellent way to begin seeking compensation for your catastrophic injuries.

In cases where a catastrophic injury has been caused by the negligent actions of another person, they can be held liable and responsible for all damages. This includes medical costs associated with diagnosis, treatment and recovery, physical therapy, and emotional therapy to help come to terms with these traumatic events. Since many catastrophic injuries are permanent and require a lifetime of medical or nursing care, the negligent party may also be held responsible for the costs associated with that care, whether it is provided by a family member or a professional.

How can I pursue a fair settlement?

Ensuring you are compensated appropriately for your catastrophic injury can be achieved with the guidance and representation of experienced legal counsel. Your personal injury attorney may request you to keep a journal of your injuries including observations related to pain, functionality and motor skills to name a few. Bostwick & Peterson, LLP have secured over $500 Million for those personal injury victims throughout San Francisco, and can provide the guidance necessary for an well-documented, comprehensive claim for compensation. Our firm strongly supports your right to seek compensation from the negligent party that caused your condition, and we will fight hard to see that your reward is substantial and allows the best possible quality of life after such an injury.

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