Discover the process of seeking justice and financial compensation for catastrophic injuries and permanent disabilities resulting from personal injuries.

Seeking Fair Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries and Disabilities

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

When experiencing a personal injury, there’s a possibility of sustaining minor or even severe injuries that can lead to catastrophic injuries or permanent disabilities. As you can imagine, the consequences are devastating for these individuals, both physically and emotionally, and economically. They often require therapies to adapt to their new reality and, in many cases, cannot resume their usual daily activities, such as hobbies or jobs.

In this article, we’ll explore the process of seeking justice and financial compensation to cover all related expenses and loss of income that the injured person may suffer.

What’s considered a catastrophic injury?

First and foremost, it’s crucial to understand that catastrophic injuries and disabilities are those that cause severe or irreversible damage to the individual, such as spinal cord injuries, amputations, severe burns, and traumatic brain injuries. All of these significantly affect people’s daily lives and quality of life.

Health and recovery come first, so once there’s no longer a risk to life, the accident’s total impact on the victim’s life must be assessed, and all related costs must be considered. These may include ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, and necessary adaptations at home or in the workplace in cases where individuals can continue to perform their duties or lighter tasks.

Depending on where and how the injury occurred, the victim may be entitled to various types of compensation, including automobile insurance companies, liability insurance policies, employers (if the accident happened while performing work duties), and government programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

In these cases, more than ever, it’s essential to have a personal injury lawyer who will vigorously fight for the victim’s recovery and compensation and ensure they receive the best treatments to mitigate the physical consequences of the accident.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.