Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
A serious injury at the hands of another party can have devastating long-term consequences. In some cases, a catastrophic injury can even lead to the death of a loved one. A catastrophic injury lawyer can represent you and your family’s best interests, helping you recover full and fair compensation for medical expenses, lifelong care, and even pain and suffering.
Why should you choose Bowles & Verna LLP for your catastrophic injury case?
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ARE YOU A VICTIM OF A LIFE-CHANGING INJURY?
An 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 the 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 law firm of Bowles & Verna can assist victims and their families to obtain much-needed compensation. For more than 30 years, our 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 affect 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 multimillion-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.
Is It Better To Go To Trial Or To Settle Out Of Court?
A settlement is the fastest and easiest way to resolve the case, and it saves costs on both sides. Whether one is better depends on the willingness of defendants to negotiate reasonably. If defendants (at-fault parties and their insurers) make a reasonable settlement offer that approximates what we would expect at trial, a settlement would be preferable. If they fail to take responsibility for the harms they are liable for, however, we are fully prepared to take them to trial.
How Will I Know How Much Compensation To Seek?
No amount of money can adequately compensate you for a life-changing injury, but it is still important to cover as many associated costs as possible. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience, and we understand all of the financial and nonfinancial factors that need to be considered in a personal injury case (including those listed above). When you hire our firm, we can take care of all this work for you, leaving you free to focus on your own recovery.
We have assisted victims of all types of trauma, including motor vehicle accidents, incidents of work injuries, and product liability. Our work brings higher client recoveries because we are experienced trial attorneys. We know how to build a solid case and are always prepared to take it to court.
Contact Bowles & Verna LLP
Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who are focused on getting you every cent possible. Our proven results reflect our track record of success. We are affiliated with various organizations, including the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and many more. Schedule your free consultation today by requesting an appointment online or calling us at 925-935-3300.