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Catastrophic Injuries

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Speak with a Northern California catastrophic injury attorney from our team at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley if you have suffered a serious injury caused by another individual's inattention or misconduct. We have 45 years of collective legal experience and a reputation for effectively and aggressively standing up for the injured. If you've experienced a catastrophic injury, let us stand with you.

What is considered a catastrophic injury?

An injury is considered catastrophic if it seriously impacts the victim's life. Catastrophic injuries may cause permanent disability or disfigurement. These injuries may impact the victim's ability to earn an income and enjoy recreational activities. They may also result in serious medical expenses, as ongoing health care and therapy is required.

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries involve damage to the spinal cord, often resulting in partial or complete loss of function and sensation below the injury site. Common causes include car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violence. Consequences can include paralysis, chronic pain, and complications such as infections and respiratory issues.
  • Burn and scar injuries: Burn injuries result from severe damage to the skin and underlying tissues due to heat, chemicals, electricity, or radiation. They often occur in house fires, industrial accidents, and electrical malfunctions. These injuries can lead to chronic pain, scarring, limited mobility, and psychological trauma.
  • Fractured bones: Fractured bones are breaks or cracks in bones that can range from simple fractures to complex breaks. These injuries are commonly caused by high-impact collisions, falls, and severe trauma. Long-term effects may include chronic pain, limited mobility, and complications during healing.
  • Brain injuries / traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries involve damage to the brain caused by an external force, disrupting brain function. They are often caused by falls, vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and violent assaults. Consequences can include cognitive impairments, memory loss, personality changes, and physical disabilities.
  • Amputations: Amputations involve the loss of a limb or part of a limb, either surgically or traumatically. Common causes include severe trauma, infections, and medical conditions requiring removal. This leads to limited mobility, the need for prosthetics, phantom limb pain, and psychological effects.
  • Organ damage: Organ damage entails significant injury to internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, lungs, or heart. This damage is often caused by blunt force trauma, penetrating injuries, or severe infections. The consequences can include organ failure, surgical interventions, and long-term health issues.
  • Severe facial injuries: Severe facial injuries involve damage to the bones, muscles, and skin of the face, often resulting in disfigurement. These injuries commonly occur in car accidents, sports injuries, assaults, and falls. They can cause scarring, loss of function, and significant psychological impact.
  • Crush injuries: Crush injuries occur when a part of the body is trapped or compressed under a heavy object or between two objects. Common in industrial accidents, natural disasters, and structural collapses, they can lead to severe tissue damage, nerve injury, and complications like compartment syndrome or crush syndrome.
  • Severe eye injuries or blindness: Severe eye injuries involve damage to the eye or surrounding structures, resulting in partial or complete vision loss, disfigurement, or impairment. Causes include trauma from accidents, projectiles, or chemical exposure. Consequences may include blindness, chronic pain, and psychological distress.
  • Severe hearing loss or deafness: Severe hearing loss or deafness involves the partial or complete loss of hearing ability in one or both ears. This can occur due to exposure to loud noises, head trauma, infections, genetic conditions, or aging. Consequences may include communication difficulties, social isolation, and impacts on mental health and quality of life. In cases of profound deafness, individuals may require cochlear implants or other assistive devices to improve hearing or communication abilities.

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Trusted Northern California Lawyers for Severe Injury Claims

Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Personal injury cases are often tough, but we're up to the challenge. We base our approach to personal injury law on the principles of hard work, ethical advocacy, and fierce representation. Fighting for our clients is what we do best. No matter how challenging your case might be, we're prepared.

Free Case Evaluation with Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

We can help you assess your options and examine what to do next. Our phone lines are available 24/7, and we offer services in Spanish as well as English. The Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley is known for superior advocacy, in-depth knowledge of the law, and professional excellence. We can give you the support and counsel you need to achieve peace of mind at this time.

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FAQs on Catastrophic Workplace Injuries

  • What compensation is available for catastrophic injury victims? 
    The compensation that you are owed from the party that caused you to suffer a catastrophic injury will probably include medical costs, lost wages, property damage repair costs, and non-economic damages like your pain and suffering. This list of damages is similar to the damages in most any personal injury case. The key difference is that the value of those damages in a catastrophic injury case can be monumental. If your injury has forever changed your life and livelihood, then the compensation you are owed should reflect as much.
  • Defining Catastrophic Injuries in Legal Terms 
    An injury can be considered catastrophic in medical and legal contexts if it permanently stops the victim from finding gainful employment. A catastrophic injury can also be classified as one that causes any disability that lasts for longer than 90 days or that could cause the victim’s passing. The definition of a catastrophic injury is important because it can steer the conversations about your case and damages.
  • Possibilities of Recovery After a Catastrophic Injury 
    Most catastrophic injuries are incurable and cannot be fully treated, even with the best that modern medicine can offer. For example, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are common types of catastrophic injuries, and neither can heal well or at all. However, it is possible for someone to recover from certain catastrophic injuries enough to feel as if they are leading a normal or comfortable life.
  • Insurance Challenges in Catastrophic Injury Claims 
    Insurance companies do not like paying damages to claimants under any circumstances. The higher the damages, though, the more likely the insurer will put up a fight and try to avoid paying anything. For this reason, if you file a catastrophic injury claim, then it is almost guaranteed that the insurance company will push back.

Why Choose Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley?

  • We Are Experienced

    We have handled almost every type of personal injury case and have recovered millions of dollars.

  • We Are Available 24/7

    We understand that accidents can happen at any time and we're here for you day and night.

  • We Are Committed

    We are focused on providing our clients an exceptional customer service and legal experience.

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