Some injuries are so devastating that they cause permanent and life-altering changes to the victim and are called catastrophic. These injuries include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Third-degree burns
- Brain damage
- Permanent neck and back injuries
- Organ damage
Catastrophic injuries require the attention of a lawyer who is trained and experienced in the unique issues affecting victims of these types of injuries. With the guidance of a personal injury professional, you can be assured that your concerns will be addressed and that you will appropriately compensated for the substantial damages these injuries commonly sustain.
Types of Severe Injuries
Spinal Cord Injury:
A spinal cord injury can cause partial or total paralysis. Paraplegia affects the lower extremities, making it difficult or impossible for the victim to walk or to control bowel or bladder function. Quadriplegia causes partial or total paralysis of all limbs.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
TBI can be caused by blunt force to the head or even by less dramatic blows in which symptoms may not be evident for months., but which affect the brain’s function. The wound may be closed or penetrating. Common symptoms include memory loss, blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, seizures, nausea, personality changes, and cognitive changes that may become permanent.
A limb subject to a great enough force such as a heavy falling object, or which is cut by a sharp tool or sheared-off object, may be great enough to require amputation. Amputees must undergo extensive occupational therapy to relearn how to perform daily living activities without their limb or limbs.
FIre, chemicals and electrocution can cause painful injuries and permanent disfigurement. Burns are classified by how deep they penetrate into the layers of the skin with the deepest burns being the most debilitating. Some burns may require limb amputation if severe enough.
Millions of different products are sold each year and companies collect billions in profits. Unfortunately, thousands of defective products are reported to state and federal agencies with many seriously injuring consumers. Manufacturers and product designers have a legal and moral obligation to make sure their products are safely made and any possible complications or unsafe uses fully disclosed to consumers. When these companies knowingly and negligently sell defective products that injure or kill innocent consumers, they can be held liable for damages.
Statute of Limitations: Call as soon as possible!
You have a limited amount of time to file any personal injury claim because of the “statute of limitations.” If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a defective product or someone’s negligent conduct, call the Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian. We are a personal injury law firm that provides representative services to injury victims throughout the state of California.
Catastrophic injuries are extremely serious and can dramatically affect how you live your life. You may be no longer able to work or to engage in your favorite pastimes as a result. Consequently, you will need a serious personal injury attorney to represent you in your claim. At the Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian, you will have the benefit of our knowledge, experience and personal approach. We are dedicated to remaining by your side throughout your claim from the first day to the ultimate resolution of your case.
Call The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian today to get the complete representation your catastrophic injury deserves.