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Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

By Michael Verna on September 09, 2016

Car damaged in an auto accidentMost people understand that life is imperfect and accidents and injuries will occur. However, few are prepared for the devastating results of a catastrophic injury. A catastrophic injury results in long-term, and often lifelong effects that alter the way a person lives. Unlike an injury that needs to be treated for a short amount of time until it heals, these injuries are likely to affect the injury victim for life. In addition to the physical and emotional damages of a lifelong injury, the financial costs of long-term medical care can be high. That is why it is so important for victims of catastrophic injuries to seek legal representation. At Bowles & Verna, our attorneys handle cases involving a full range of catastrophic injury causes for our Walnut Creek, CA clients. We fight to ensure that, no matter the cause of the catastrophic injury, the responsible party is held liable for damages suffered.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is actually a legal term that is used to describe an injury that causes serious and life-altering changes. These injuries require long-term (or lifelong) medical care, impact a person’s quality of life, and compromise their day-to-day functions. Some types of injuries that fall into the catastrophic injury category include a traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury (including those resulting in partial or full paralysis), serious bodily injury, and severe burns. All of these injuries have a wide range of possible causes. Below are some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries:

  • Auto accidents (including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents)
  • Boat/jet ski accident
  • Bicycle accident
  • Sports injury
  • Major fall
  • Work injury/accident
  • Medical malpractice
  • Physical assault
  • Fire or explosion

Each of these causes of catastrophic injuries is unique, but one thing they share in common is that they are largely avoidable. The underlying cause of most catastrophic injuries is negligent or reckless actions and decisions that cause these unfortunate accidents to occur.

Getting Legal Help

No matter what the specific cause of a catastrophic injury may be, the person or party who is responsible for the incident that caused the injury deserves to be held accountable. Our attorneys work hard on behalf of catastrophic injury victims to ensure they are justly compensated for the full extent of injury damages. Damages for catastrophic injuries are far more extensive than other types of injury. Below are some of the damages that may be due to victims of catastrophic injury:

  • Medical expenses
  • Continued cost of long-term medical care
  • Cost of any necessary medical equipment
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of wage-earning abilities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

Contact Us

The catastrophic injury attorneys at Bowles & Verne understand how difficult the aftermath of these injuries can be. We work hard to ensure our client’s rights are protected while minimizing their stress and anxiety. If you’d like to learn more about your legal rights following a catastrophic injury, contact us at your earliest convenience.

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2121 N California Blvd
Ste 875
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Open Today 8:30am - 6:00pm

More Info Directions (925) 935-3300