Catastrophic injuries are those that seriously affect a person’s ability to live the same type of lifestyle they enjoyed prior to their injuries. In most cases, catastrophic injuries prevent a person from returning to work at full capacity and, often, prevent the victim from returning to or securing gainful employment at all. If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury—such as a spinal cord injury like paralysis, a traumatic brain injury, or accidental amputation—the effects are likely immense. Both victims and families of victims must alter their lives to adapt to a new reality.
At Torem & Associates, we have spent more than 35 years fighting for the rights of severely injured individuals and their loved ones throughout the state of California. Our attorneys understand the far-reaching effects of catastrophic injuries and are prepared to aggressively advocate for the full, fair compensation you are owed.
Contact our firm online or by phone at (888) 500-5000 for a free consultation with one of our catastrophic injury lawyers in Fresno.
Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
While catastrophic injury claims are generally the same as other types of personal injury claims, they differ in terms of scope and scale. Typically, victims of catastrophic injuries will suffer greater damages, as these types of injuries often require more extensive medical treatment. Additionally, many victims are unable to return to work, meaning they have lost their ability to secure income. This adds an additional financial burden on the victim and his or her family.
If you or your loved one was catastrophically injured, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Immediate medical treatment, including emergency treatment
- Ongoing care, such as physical and/or cognitive rehabilitation therapy
- Lost income/wages, including both current and future income/wages
- Property damage, if the accident resulted in damage to personal property
- Lost or reduced earning capacity, if the victim became unable to work
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and loss of enjoyment
- Physical impairment, inconvenience, and disfigurement
In California, there is no cap on damages in personal injury cases, except in the case of medical malpractice claims, which have a cap of $250,000 on non-economic damages. This cap applies even in the event that medical malpractice leads to catastrophic injury.
Call Torem & Associates for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or your loved one was catastrophically injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the future may seem uncertain. However, it is important to remember that you still have rights. At Torem & Associates, we can help you protect your right to fair compensation. You should not have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional actions on your own. Instead, let our catastrophic injury attorneys in Fresno fight for you.
Call (888) 500-5000 for a complimentary consultation with our legal team. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.