Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Amerberg Law Firm. Representing clients throughout California.

Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

No matter how careful the driver is, there are some factors beyond their control that might cause an accident. Car accidents can happen at any time, especially if there is an unwary driver on the road. More than six million road accidents are registered in the United States each year. If you or your loved ones are injured in a traffic accident, motorcycle, pedestrian, or DUI in Los Angeles, Amerberg Law Group can help you sort out your legal options and get the compensation you deserve.

What are catastrophic injuries?

The word "catastrophic injury" refers to a variety of life-threatening medical problems. Catastrophic injuries include traumatic brain injuries, amputations, severe burns, and any other medical condition that causes serious - and possibly irreversible - loss of physical function in an injured person.

Following are some of the more common cases of catastrophic injuries we handle:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Open and closed traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Crushing head injuries
  • Amputations
  • Serious burns
  • Paralysis (triplegia, paraplegia, and tetraplegia)

Medical experience can often save a person's life after a catastrophic accident, but may not always bring them back to full health, mobility, or cognition. When people are traumatized catastrophically, they must adjust to a new norm that includes ongoing care, supportive therapy, family support, and significant financial commitment.

What types of accidents can be catastrophic?

In Los Angeles, accidents can lead to catastrophic and long-term injuries. Any situation in which a blunt object injures a person can result in bone damage and internal trauma. These are serious injuries that can lead to long-term consequences. Our lawyers at Amerberg Law Group assist accident victims on a wide range of issues, including those related to catastrophic injuries.

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Defective products
  • Falls
  • Dog attacks
  • Diving accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Acts of violence

If someone negligence leads them to have an accident that injures you, you may have a reason to file a California catastrophic injury claim. Negligence is a legal term for a breach of duty to exercise care. You can be compensated for your injuries and losses if you or your lawyer can prove that someone else has a legal obligation to you to take care of you but has not complied with that responsibility. For instance, if a drunk driver has permanently damaged your spinal cord, the drunk driver may be financially liable to you. Damage is a term used in the civil court system to describe this type of compensation.

What is the California statute of limitations for personal injury or catastrophic injury claims? The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years from the date the claimant was injured. If a lawsuit is filed after the two years, the court may dismiss any further case without considering anything else.

How long does it take on average to process an injury claim?

As a victim of catastrophic trauma, you will definitely be curious when a decision is made on your claim. Every day that you don't get the award you deserve, you are in financial trouble. So how long do you think you will have to wait for a settlement offer?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to know how long it will take to reach a reasonable settlement of your claim. Even in simple cases where there are no complex liability issues, it may take several months for the insurer to complete a settlement to resolve the dispute. However, claims of catastrophic injuries will simply slow the process down. The much higher compensation required will make the insurance company even more reluctant to admit any liability.

However, with the help of an experienced Los Angeles-based catastrophic injury lawyer, you will be able to convince the insurance company to avoid delays and provide a fair amount of compensation. Achieving this goal in negotiations can help to move the entire process faster and smoother.

California Catastrophic Injury Statute of Limitations

However, if the damage was not immediately apparent, the limitation period could theoretically be extended. In such circumstances, a qualified attorney may argue that the limitation period should start from the moment the harm is discovered and not from the moment it occurs. However, because catastrophic injuries are often severe enough to be detected immediately, the statute of limitations for a catastrophic injury claim will most likely remain at two years.

Contact Our Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Attorney For Compensation You Deserve

At Amerberg Law Group, we have a track record of helping injured clients get the compensation they want and deserve. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic harm as a result of negligence, recklessness, or malicious conduct of another party, we will fight to protect your rights.

We will demonstrate the seriousness of your injuries, document your medical expenses and prove your need for ongoing medical and rehabilitative treatment, all the while working with a reliable network of medical professionals. We can also use professional training specialists to illustrate how your catastrophic injury is preventing you from working, as appropriate.

Above all, our goal is to help you get the best compensation to which you are entitled. We will always be there for you to give you advice, direction, and emotional support, even if you feel fearful and alone. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us today for a free no-obligation consultation.

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