A Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Secure Just Compensation
Catastrophic injury is a legal term describing bodily harm that brings serious, often permanent life changes. For many victims and their families, life will not be the same, and there will be an ongoing need to accommodate the effects of injury. Civil court laws allow victims to fight for compensation after suffering an accident caused by negligence or wrongdoing. A catastrophic injury attorney at the Walnut Creek, CA, law firm of Bowles & Verna can assist victims and their families to obtain much-needed compensation.
For more than 30 years, Bowles & Verna attorneys have provided legal representation for victims and families suffering from severe injury or wrongful death. Our attorneys understand every aspect of these life-altering circumstances, and offer compassionate advice and tangible help.
Effects of Catastrophic Injury
For the victim and close family members, the effects of catastrophic injury are immediate, ongoing, and usually long-term. Victims of traumatic brain injury, severe spinal cord injury, burns, and other types of serious bodily injury must adjust to extremely difficult life changes.
After assisting many victims and families, our attorneys have experienced the ramifications of these injuries firsthand. A typical victim and family will cope with:
These can include hospital bills, regular doctor visits, physical and occupational therapy, medical equipment, in-home care, and more. For a permanent injury, the victim and family must budget for high annual out-of-pocket expenses.
Loss of Income
The victim will most likely be unable to keep his or her job and may not be able to work at all. Often, a close family member will stop working in order to provide care.
Pain and Suffering
Physical pain results from any type of severe injury, including paralysis, which comes with a long list of uncomfortable side-effects. The victim may also experience emotional pain and suffering from the trauma of the event and accompanying losses. Pain and suffering affects the entire family.
Loss of Quality of Life
Disabilities can end a career and change social standing, family relationships, and more. A severely injured individual may lose the ability to provide household help and emotional support. A parent may be unable to care for a child, or a spouse may be unable to provide the same degree of love and companionship to his or her partner.
Legal Help for Victims and Families
A monetary settlement cannot begin to compensate for devastating losses, but damages recovery can bring respite from financial concerns. At Bowles & Verna, we have achieved multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of catastrophically injured clients. We know what it takes to establish negligence in a personal injury or wrongful death case.
Our work brings higher client recoveries because we are experienced trial lawyers. We know how to build a solid case and are always prepared to take it to court.
We have assisted victims of all types of trauma, including motor vehicle accidents, incidents of medical malpractice, work injuries, and product liability. Our work brings higher client recoveries because we are experienced trial lawyers. We know how to build a solid case and are always prepared to take it to court.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, Bowles & Verna is the firm to call. We offer a free consultation, and provide contingency representation in some cases. Please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
“With 24 lawyers and a total of 50 employees on our team, we have the resources to do battle with major insurance companies and corporate defendants.” Attorney Michael Verna