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How are Catastrophic Injuries Defined in California?

Accidents come in all forms and range in severity. While car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries across the country and are also a leading reason for catastrophic injuries, slip and fall accidents, premise liability accidents, medical malpractice, and product defect cases are also common causes of accidents that result in injuries. Any accident situation has the potential for producing catastrophic injuries. When you are a victim of an accident in California that causes you catastrophic injuries, your life may be permanently impacted. Chronic pain, ongoing medical treatment, and reduced quality of life can all result from a California catastrophic injury accident.

The California personal injury lawyers at AgnewBrusavich understand how frustrating, stressful, and expensive catastrophic injuries are. They are emotionally straining and they impact all aspects of a victim’s life. When you have sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another party, you have the right to sue for compensation. The Torrance personal injury attorneys at AgnewBrusavich can help you with your California personal injury claim.

What are Examples of Catastrophic Injuries?

Under federal law, a catastrophic injury is one that prevents a victim from being able to do any type of gainful work on a permanent basis. Some of the damages you could sue for after a California catastrophic injury accident include:

  • Current and potential future medical bills
  • Psychological disruption and associated therapy
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Short and long-term care
  • Lost wages
  • Lost  earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent visible scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death
  • Potential punitive damages

When your life has been significantly impacted by an accident that caused you permanent injuries, pain, and impairment, you are entitled to pursue the most compensation possible to help you pay for all the expenses associated with your damages. The talented and aggressive California serious injury lawyers at AgnewBrusavich have successfully tried over 200 cases. Our team has helped victims win their cases and secure hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation. 

Some examples of the catastrophic injuries that are commonly seen after accidents are:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Complete or partial paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Disfiguring injuries
  • Permanent lung damage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Severe comas
  • Permanent cognitive impairment

When you file a California personal injury suit, it is critical that you identify all of the parties who may have liability for your injuries. Depending on the details of your accident, there may be more than one party that is responsible for paying you for the injuries and suffering you have had to endure. When you work with the experienced Torrance accident injury attorneys at AgnewBrusavich you can be sure that anyone who is responsible for your harm will be held accountable under the law.

Speak with a California Personal Injury Attorney Today

Connect with the Torrance personal injury lawyers at AgnewBrusavich today to discuss your situation during a free consultation. AgnewBrusavich can be reached by calling (310) 928-9081.



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    - David H.

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    Agnew and Brusavich helped me so much after an injury from a car accident. I was shaken up from the experience but they made me feel so comfortable and truly showed they cared about my case.

    - N.B.

    I was referred to Agnew Brusavich, and after meeting with Gerry I felt much better. He and his team handled all the communication between the insurance companies and opposing attorneys and kept me up-to-date throughout the process.

    - John P.

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