Catastrophic Personal Injury
Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawyers
What is a Catastrophic Personal Injury?
Examples of Catastrophic Personal Injuries may include the following:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
As the control center of the body, the brain plays an extremely important role in thought, memory, sensory and motor function. Long-term injury to the brain may lead to concussion, coma, memory loss, loss of cognitive skills, personality changes, and other serious side effects that will directly impact a victim’s life.
These injuries are often caused by motorcycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, big rig accidents, pedestrian versus motor vehicle accidents, and other accidents where there is forceful impact upon a person and the head is affected during the initial trauma. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, note that traumatic brain injuries may be extremely obvious but can also be very subtle at times.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is responsible for relaying messages and information to and from the brain and the rest of the body. If the spinal cord is damaged in any way, these messages can be interrupted, slowed or possibly stopped entirely. This may lead to partial or complete paralysis to various parts of the body where those messages are normally sent.
Severe burns have the potential to cause a great deal of pain, and may affect muscles, tendons, nerves and even bones in the affected areas of the body. They may also lead to extensive scarring and disfigurement, which may have a lasting impact on the victim on a psychological level.
Catastrophic Injuries include the following in addition to the above:
Contact Chandler Law Today
If you have suffered a catastrophic personal injury that was caused by the negligence of another person or business, you will need a catastrophic injury attorney that is qualified to explore all potential remedies for you and your family.
Whether it’s medical malpractice, negligence during medical treatment, or other issues involving medical expenses, injury claims, or your insurance company, contact our law firm! Stuart Chandler or the Chandler Law Firm has been representing injured victims for several years. If you or a loved one has sustained a severe personal injury, call us at (559) 431-7770 or fill out our detailed case questionnaire – click here.
brought on behalf of the personal representative of the deceased, claiming recovery for the injuries suffered by the victim.
California law calls this claim a “survival action,” which is the California statute that allows compensation to the victim’s estate for the pain and suffering and other damages and actual expenses incurred by the victim that were suffered up to the moment of death. The other claim is a “wrongful death action,” also pursuant to California statute, brought by the relatives of the victim and seeking compensation for the victim’s accidental death.
In a survival action in California, damages are measured in terms of harm to the actual victim. The personal representative serves as the posthumous agent of the victim. In a wrongful death action in California, damages are measured in terms of harm to loved ones as a result of the loss of the victim. In this case, the surviving relatives do not serve the agent for the decedent and act on their own behalf for their own loss.
One chief difference between a survival statute and a wrongful death statute is that if death is instantaneous, there can be no cause of action except for medical bills, lost wages before death and funeral expenses under the California Survival Statute.
The Legal Team
Kimberley Der Manouel Burton
Client Development & Practice Manager
Office Administrator & Litigation Manager
Get A Case Evaluation
If You or a Loved One Has Been Seriously Injured, Contact Chandler Law.
With over 35 years of proven results, we can produce the settlements you deserve.