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No matter how careful individual drivers may be, there are some factors beyond their individual control that may result in the occurrence an accident. Car accidents are liable to happen at any time; the risk is heightened substantially with the presence of reckless drivers 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 trafficmotorcyclepedestrian, or DUI related accident in Los Angeles, Amerberg Law Group is here to help you efficiently sort out your legal options and get you the compensation you deserve.

What are catastrophic injuries?

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

The following listed medical conditions are some of the more common cases of catastrophic injuries that our legal office handles and facilitates:

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

Medical expertise and experience can often play a pivotal role in saving a person's life after a catastrophic accident but may not always restore the individual back to full health, mobility, or cognition. When people are   catastrophically injured, they must adjust to a new norm that includes ongoing care services, 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, life-changing consequences. Our lawyers at Amerberg Law Group assist accident victims with a wide range of issues, including offering consultation regarding issues that are related to catastrophic injuries. Amerberg Law Group offers consultation services considering catastrophic injuries resulting from the following:

  • 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’s negligence results in 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 held financially liable to you because of his negligence. 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 that the claimant was injured. If a lawsuit is filed after the two years, the court may dismiss any further case without considering any other factors.

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

As a potential victim of catastrophic trauma, it is natural to inquire about the duration of when a decision will be made regarding your claim. With every day that passes, your lack of financial compensation with respect to your catastrophic trauma claim may be responsible for your financial troubles. You may be curious as to how long you will have to wait for a settlement offer, as it may affect the health of your day-to-day financial situation. Unfortunately, it is impossible to identify the exact duration to time that it will take reach a reasonable settlement of your claim. Even in simple cases where there are no complex liability issues, it may take up to several months for the insurer to complete a settlement to resolve the dispute; claims of catastrophic injuries will serve to the further slow the settlement process. 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 persuade the insurance company to avoid delays and provide a fair amount of compensation in a reasonable time frame. Achieving this goal in negotiations can help expedite the entire claim process, rendering it far more seamless.

California Catastrophic Injury Statute of Limitations

It is important to note, however, if the catastrophic damage is 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 that 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 an extensive track record of helping injured clients get the compensation they want and deserve. If you or your loved one has suffered catastrophic harm because of the negligence, recklessness, or malicious conduct of another party, we will fight to protect your rights.

We will demonstrate the gravity of your injuries, carefully 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 will also leverage the services of professional training specialists to exemplify how your catastrophic injury prevents you from working adequately, as deemed appropriate by conventional means.

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

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