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One of the most devastating experiences that a person can go through is suffering a catastrophic injury. These severe injuries are nothing like the scrapes, bruises and bumps that many people suffer on a daily basis – they are on another level altogether. Injuries are classified as catastrophic when they have the potential of being life-altering. These injuries are so debilitating that their victims rarely recover to their full potential, and may actually end up losing their life as a result.

Catastrophic injuries affect more than just the victim. They can reach far beyond the individual and place severe stress and burdens on the victim's family in the form of constant supervision and a lifetime of medical expenses. These injuries can be caused by a countless number of circumstances, and they are nearly impossible to predict beforehand.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

The three most common types of catastrophic injuries include burns, amputation and brain injuries. The first, burn injuries, can lead to extreme pain, life-threatening infections and severe disfigurement. Many burn victims are left with no choice except to go through years of on-going treatments and surgeries, and many victims are unable to bear the financial burden of these medical treatments. The disabilities that result from burn injuries can render a victim unable to work for an extended or indefinite period of time, and filing an injury claim may be the only way that a victim is able to avoid overwhelming debt.

  1. Brain injuries are also classified as catastrophic because they tamper with the most precious of a person's possessions: the mind. Brain injuries can occur because of a car accident, a slip and fall incident, medical malpractice, and a number of other circumstances. When a person suffers a brain injury, he or she may lose their ability to think and reason and possibly lose their ability to control their body as well. There is no way to predict the way that a traumatic brain injury will affect a person's life, but these injuries often require ongoing medical assistance and help with meeting daily needs.
  2. Amputations, another category of catastrophic injuries, are the second leading cause of limb loss in the United States after vascular disease. An amputation is the loss of a body part due to an accident, and many amputations are the result of work-related incidents and injuries. Construction workers, in particular, are at a high risk for suffering this type of catastrophic injury. An amputation will have a lasting impact on the rest of the amputee's life, affecting their ability to work, move around, and accomplish even small tasks.
  3. Spinal cord Injuries are another type of catastrophic injury that could have long-term consequences. The backbone/spine connects from your pelvis all the way up to your neck. Along the spine runs the spinal cord which is a bundle of nerves that sends messages to and from the brain and the rest of the body. When a spinal cord is severed or severely damaged, it could result in paralysis and permanent disability. With a spinal cord injury, even the simplest daily tasks become huge hurdles and they can really limit the person's mobility.

Call a Caring San Fernando Valley Injury Lawyer

Are you looking for a lawyer for a catastrophic injury case in the San Fernando Valley? Here at the Law Offices of Joel Parker, I have represented injury victims who have suffered many of these injuries and we have witnessed firsthand the devastating effect that these tragic injuries can have on a victim's life. Our personal injury lawyers have helped the victims of burn accidents who are facing the enormous costs of medical treatments to recover the compensation they need and deserve. By filing a personal injury claim, injury victims can seek maximum compensation and justice from the party responsible for the accident.

When you contact my firm for a consultation with a San Fernando Valley personal injury attorney, you will be treated with the compassion and respect that you deserve. I have been helping injury victims since 1976 and am passionate about protecting their rights and seeking justice on their behalf. If you need an attorney for a catastrophic injury in San Fernando Valley, my dedicated team will devote the time and attention that your case needs.

Call today to learn about how you will benefit from my legal services!

"It has always been my philosophy that the client's only job is to get better and my job is to handle everything else."

- Attorney Joel Parker

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