SFV Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Pursuing Compensation for Your Catastrophic Injuries - (818) 783-8446
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.
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.
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
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!