At J&Y Law, we are committed to fighting for victims of catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has sustained a catastrophic injury in California that was caused by another party’s negligence, you may have many questions. Where can I find the medical care that I need? Will I be able to work again? Can I file a personal injury lawsuit?
When you partner with us, we will take the time to explain all your rights and explore all options for recovering damages. While many personal injury claims are resolved through negotiated settlements, cases involving catastrophic injuries often rise to the level of litigation because the stakes are so high. When your well-being and financial future are in jeopardy, you need the powerful representation that we provide.
Our trial lawyers have a well-earned reputation for being thoroughly prepared and making persuasive arguments. Through the years we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in jury awards and settlements. We truly understand the life-altering challenges you are facing and will always stand by you. Above all, we will help you obtain the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve.
Types of Catastrophic Injury Claims J&Y Law Handles
Generally, a catastrophic injury is one that results in a long-term or permanent disability. Our legal team has represented victims of all types of catastrophic injuries, including:
- Amputation Injury
- Back Injury
- Brain & Head Injury
- Broken Bones
- Burn Injury
- Catastrophic Injury
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Laceration Injury
- Neck Injury
- Orthopedic Injury
- Paraplegia Injury
- Quadriplegia Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
In particular, catastrophic injuries are frequently caused by automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and construction accidents:
- Car accidents such as side-impact (T-bone) and head-on collisions often result in life-threatening injuries, particularly at high speeds
- Motorcycle accidents often result in severely fractured or crushed bones, head and neck injuries, and traumatic brain injuries
- Trucks and tractor-trailers outweigh passenger vehicles by thousands of pounds, and a collision can result in devastating injuries to the occupants of a smaller vehicle
- Construction workers are at a high risk of catastrophic injuries from falls, fires, and explosions, machine and equipment accidents, and trench and building collapses
In addition, J&Y Law has also handled catastrophic injury claims arising from:
- Pedestrian accidents
- Sports accidents
- Violent crimes (assault/rape)
Regardless of the type of accident that caused your catastrophic injury, we know how to hold negligent parties accountable and will fight for your right to meaningful compensation.
How much is my catastrophic injury claim in California worth?
Although no two claims are alike, you may be entitled to significant compensation that includes economic damages such as medical expenses (past and future), lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. In addition, you may also be awarded non-economic damages for incalculable losses like pain suffering, permanent disability and loss of enjoyment of life. If the other party’s conduct was particularly egregious (e.g. drunk driving, violent assault), you may also be awarded punitive damages. Because we understand the physical, emotional and financial challenges facing you, we will not charge any attorneys’ fees until we win compensation for you.
The Lasting Repercussions of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injury victims typically require extensive medical treatment: surgery, rehabilitative care, physical therapy, and prescription medications. Those who sustain permanent disabilities such as paralysis or traumatic brain injuries may also require lifelong care. Given that some catastrophic injury victims may not be able to work again, the lost income and mounting medical expenses can be an overwhelming burden. At J&Y, we can help to lift that burden by providing you with aggressive legal representation. Above all, we will fight for your right to just compensation that considers all your future medical and financial needs.
Contact Our Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Attorney
At J&Y Law, we have a proven history of helping victims of catastrophic injuries obtain the compensation they need and deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury that was caused by the negligent, reckless, or willful conduct of another party, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights.
By collaborating with a respected network of medical experts, we will work to show the extent of your injuries, document your medical expenses, and establish your need for ongoing medical and rehabilitative care. Depending on the circumstances, we may also rely on vocational experts to demonstrate how your catastrophic injury prevents you from working.
Above all, our objective is to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. Though you may feel frightened and alone, we will be there for you at all times, offering you advice, guidance, and emotional support. Please contact our office today for a free consultation.