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Irvine Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

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Unfortunately, accidents account for millions of injuries every year. Some of those injuries, however, result in catastrophic injuries leaving a person with permanent, life-changing injuries. That said, if you or a loved one has sustained a catastrophic injury in an accident due to another party’s negligence, California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC is here to help. Contact our Irvine catastrophic injury lawyers today.

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers | Serving Clients in Irvine and Southern CA

We believe that accident victims deserve a team of Orange County personal injury lawyers who will do everything in their power to pave the way for a brighter future. We are here to help you gather supporting evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, take your case to trial if necessary, and overall fight to preserve your best interests.

Catastrophic Injuries Defined

Catastrophic injuries are severe, life-altering injuries that often result in permanent disability or significant impairment. These injuries go beyond the typical bumps and bruises, causing substantial physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: Severe head trauma can cause permanent cognitive impairment, memory loss, and changes in personality, among a variety of other severe symptoms.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia, drastically limiting mobility.
  • Amputations: The loss of a limb can have profound consequences on a person’s ability to perform daily activities.
  • Severe Burn Injuries: Extensive burns (whether thermal, chemical, or electrical) can lead to disfigurement and physical limitations, often requiring ongoing medical treatment and surgeries.
  • Multiple Fractures: Extensive fractures in multiple locations may cause long-term pain, disability, and a reduced quality of life.

The Burden of Proof

To recover compensation for a catastrophic injury sustained in an auto accident, a slip and fall, or otherwise, you and your attorney will have to satisfy the burden of proof. This means you will need to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. You and your attorney will have to present various forms of evidence to satisfy the burden of proof, such as:

  • Eyewitness statements
  • Photos/videos of your accident
  • Medical documents regarding your injuries
  • Medical bills
  • Expert testimony
  • Police/incident reports

Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can affect just about every facet of a person’s life. Often, people who have sustained these injuries will endure physical, financial, and emotional hardship. That said, damages include:

  • Multiple surgeries and overnights in the hospital
  • Long-term care, such as routine checkups and exams
  • Rehabilitation or therapy
  • Assistive devices, such as wheelchairs or communication devices
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • A loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional trauma

It is important to note that there are certain time constraints applied to personal injury claims, so it is best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. If you fail to bring your personal injury claim within the statute of limitations, you will likely permanently lose your right to sue.

Contact Our Irvine Personal Injury Lawyers Today

Do not face the uphill battle for your rightful compensation on your own. Contact the dedicated Irvine catastrophic injury lawyers here at California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC for a free phone consultation today.

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