Common Causes of Catastrophic Injury
By Michael Verna on January 12, 2017
In life, accidents are expected. Unfortunately, some accidents have a greater impact than others. In severe accidents, a person may suffer catastrophic injuries. These types of injuries cause life-altering side effects that most often result in lifelong consequences for the injury victim. Catastrophic injuries are commonly caused by preventable accidents. An experienced catastrophic injury attorney can prove liability in these types of cases so injury victims can be justly compensated for the damages they suffer.
At our law firm, Bowles & Verna, we have a team of highly experienced catastrophic injury attorneys. Here, we discuss the most common causes of catastrophic injury that affect our clients in San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, and Oakland, CA.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Any injury can have an impact on a person’s life. Fortunately, in many cases, this impact is temporary and the losses that are incurred are fairly minor. Catastrophic injury is a legal term that is used to describe more severe injuries. A catastrophic injury is one that results in serious bodily harm. These types of injuries have life-altering, and often lifelong, consequences. Because catastrophic injury victims usually require a lifetime of care, and because of the significant impact these injuries have on victims and their families, the legal system takes these special circumstances into account when determining the damages that are awarded in a catastrophic injury lawsuit.
Causes of Catastrophic Injury
The causes of catastrophic injuries are widespread and varied. These injuries are often the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person or party. In many cases, catastrophic injuries are the result of a sudden and unexpected event. Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injury include the following:
- Motor vehicle accident, including car, truck, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
- Slip or fall
- Worksite accident, including construction accidents
- Violent acts, including assault, stabbings, and firearm injuries
- Medical errors
Again, in an overwhelming number of cases, the cause of a catastrophic injury is preventable. Those who have suffered a catastrophic injury should meet with an experienced attorney to learn how they can be compensated for the damages suffered as the result of such an injury.
Catastrophic injury cases can be complex, and the success of a case is dependent on successfully proving liability. Our attorneys are highly experienced in these types of cases. We gather the evidence that is necessary to prove liability so that our clients can be compensated to the maximum extent of the law. Damages in a catastrophic injury case may include compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages (or a loss of wage-earning potential), and pain and suffering.
Our attorneys at Bowles & Verna have the legal expertise to ensure our clients are justly compensated for the damages caused by a catastrophic injury. If you have suffered from a life-altering injury, we can help you collect the compensation you deserve. Contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about our legal services.