Catastrophic injuries (known in the legal sphere as Title 42 in Public Health and Welfare § 3796b) are a class of severe injuries with “direct and proximate consequences” that are serious enough in nature that victims are left with permanent damage. If you or a loved one survived an accident with this kind of trauma, it is critical to call a California catastrophic injury lawyer at Jacoby and Meyers in order to ensure your rights are protected, and to prioritize your healthcare needs. With more than 48 years of experience, the personal injury lawyers at Jacoby and Meyers continue helping their clients who suffered from catastrophic injuries receive the best medical care, and get the highest possible compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and other damages.
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Causes of Catastrophic Injuries that Jacoby and Meyers have Experience With
Having more than four decades of experience in representing personal injury victims that suffered from devastating, life-changing accidents, a catastrophic injury lawyer at Jacoby and Meyers will be well-versed in all major injuries and the plethora of causes associated with them. Some of the most common causes for catastrophic injuries include:
- Car and motorcycle accidents
- Work accidents
- Defective products
- Severe burns
- Gunshot wounds or other violent assaults
- Recreational activities without proper safety equipment and properly trained staff
- Medical / surgical errors
- Animal attacks (dogs or wild animals)
- Premises liability accidents
- Boating accidents
There are many more accident types that cause catastrophic injuries, and Jacoby and Meyers has the right attorney for you backed by an entire team of experts that specialize in your injury type. This means we will be able to establish causation, prove liability and get you the right medical care and highest settlement possible for the misery you have been forced to deal with, and will continue to deal with.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries can include a solitary injury, or a combination of them that leave victims with permanent damage. These injuries can include (but are not limited) to the following:
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Head injuries and neurological problems
- Eye injuries and blindness
- Extreme burns
- Persistent vegetative state
- Multiple broken bones
- Organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Cerebral palsy (in injuries to infants)
Most catastrophic injuries result from brain and/or spinal cord injuries. But whether you or a loved one have suffered from one or both of these injuries, a chemical burn, suffered a paraplegia injury at work, or any devastating injury that has changed your life, call a catastrophic injury lawyer at Jacoby and Meyers to ensure your best interests are protected.
How does a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Get Clients the Highest Settlement?
A catastrophic injury lawyer should have an in-depth team of legal experts working with him or her to ensure their client gets the highest settlement possible. One of many reasons why people with severe injuries work with Jacoby and Meyers is because every catastrophic injury lawyer has a carefully assembled team of experts who specialize in every department associated with filing a claim of this nature. In order to get the highest settlement, the attorney and his or her team will prove how serious your injury is. This may seem like a basic task, but insurance companies have their own case to try to prove, and a defendant’s attorney will be trying to establish an argument that can significantly cut into the settlement amount that you deserve.
Our catastrophic injury lawyers will establish how severe your injury is through expert testimonies, medical and police reports, and all the while we will be by your side to ensure you are getting the best medical treatment and care.
As a catastrophic injury victim, you are entitled to a high settlement for a number of reasons. Keep in mind that the more serious an injury is, the greater the medical expenses will be. You may need to undergo surgery, endure a substantial hospital stay, and go through rehabilitation. You may also require a medical device and medications for the rest of your life. You will also be entitled to a higher settlement if your injury puts you out of work and prevents or limits your ability to engage in future work. As a result, you could be entitled to receiving compensation for lost wages and future earnings. In addition, you could be entitled to compensation for emotional or psychological damage resulting from the accident. For example, some catastrophic injury victims are left with lifelong cases of PTSD and depression.
In order to get compensated for each of these points and others, a catastrophic injury lawyer must prove the severity and level of pain and suffering in order to justify the highest settlement possible.
Tips in Handling a Catastrophic Injury Case
Time is a valuable resource in pursuing a catastrophic injury case. Taking immediate action in finding the right catastrophic injury lawyer will help ensure that valuable evidence and witness testimonies are preserved, and not lost or altered.
When an individual or a loved one is permanently disabled, the realization is shattering for the person and family. In the wake of this terrible experience, it is normal to want to delay taking action. However, in order to ensure your case can garner a high settlement, it is vital to contact the right personal injury lawyer with experience in representing clients with catastrophic injuries.
Look for a personal injury law firm that has an established history with experienced attorneys. Jacoby and Meyers has nearly five decades of experience in helping catastrophic injury victims get the right medical treatment and the highest possible compensation for their pain and suffering. Call today for a free consultation, and learn how to ensure that your immediate and future needs are met.