Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic Injury Attorney in California

Catastrophic injuries generally result in long standing or permanent disfigurement, impairment or disability. Most personal injury accidents are capable of bearing such an outcome, with the most common being automobile, motorcycle and 18-wheeler accidents. In fact, vehicular accidents account for almost half of all catastrophic injuries in the United States. The injuries commonly considered “catastrophic” include but are not limited to:

  • Severe brain trauma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Accidental amputation
  • Multiple bone fracture
  • Loss of sight or hearing
  • Diminished motor skills
  • Diminished cognitive functions
  • Neck injury
  • Severe burns
  • Organ damage
  • Neurological disorders
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Death

Catastrophic injuries are truly disastrous in nature. In the life of disability and dependency that usually lies ahead, the ability to complete even the most basic of everyday tasks may be affected. Many individuals who have been catastrophically injured require nursing care, round the clock supervision or assistance with tasks such as eating, drinking, dressing and bathing.

If your injury resulted from the negligence of another individual, or on account of a hazardous or faulty product, you may be able to bring a claim against the parties responsible for the injury. The damages awarded therein can play a crucial role in shaping your quality of life, as well as the standard of medical care and support you will receive. The damages taken into account in such claims include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost Wage
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Medical expenses expected in the future
  • Damage to property
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium or companionship 

Gabriel & Associates has extensive experience with catastrophic injury claims. We have the resources to guide you through your your case step by step. Call now for a free consultation at (800) 801-7221.

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