Eisenberg Law Group

Catastrophic
Injury Attorneys

Los Angeles Catastrophic Personal Injury Attorneys

Catastrophic injuries can turn your life upside down in an instant.  Catastrophic injuries can cause a significant disruption in your ability to work, perform activities of daily living (such as showering, cooking, eating, and doing work around the house), and in your ability to care and provide for your family.  Catastrophic injuries are particularly challenging because they not only affect the person suffering from the injury, but they also seriously affect the lives of the people closest to the catastrophically injured person.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that is severe in nature and that results in catastrophic consequences to the injured person.  Generally, the term catastrophic injury encompasses injuries to the brain, spinal cord, the spine, and the skull.  However, injuries to the extremities, such as the arms or legs, can also be catastrophic in nature.

A catastrophic injury can have debilitating effects on the injured person’s physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being. After this type of injury, it is often difficult or even impossible to work, care for family members, pay bills or participate in everyday activities. In extreme cases, the victim may even be unable to perform basic self-care tasks.For most catastrophic personal injury cases, the effects are long-lasting—sometimes permanent and lasting for a lifetime.

The following are some of the catastrophic personal injury cases we have successfully handled throughout California:

  • Burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Car accidents
  • Internal organ damage
  • Multiple broken or shattered bones

When Can You Take Legal Action?

In California, you are required to file a lawsuit within two years of the date that the car accident occurred.  However, if you were injured by a government entity or anyone acting on behalf of a government entity, you are required to file a Claim for Damages within six months of the date of the accident.

What Types of Accidents Can Cause a Catastrophic Injury?

  • Car accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Trip and falls
  • Explosions
  • Construction accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Automobile versus pedestrian accidents

What Kind of Damages Can I Recover in a Catastrophic Injury Case?

Under California law, if you have been catastrophically injured due to someone else’s negligence, you can recover two different categories of damages: Economic Damages and Non-Economic Damages.

Economic Damages include the following:

  • Property damage (damage to your vehicle)
  • Loss of earnings (money lost due to time off from work)
  • Medical bills and expenses (past and future)
  • Medication expenses (past and future)
  • Expenses for medical equipment such as a wheelchair, cane, or brace

Non-Economic Damages include the following:

  • Physical pain
  • Mental suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Anxiety
  • Inconvenience
  • Grief
  • Humiliation
  • Emotional distress

Under California law, if you have been catastrophically injured, you are entitled to be compensated for each and every item of damage described above.  More importantly, you are entitled to recover both past and future non-economic damages.  At Eisenberg Law Group, we know how to maximize the value of each item of damage so that your recovery is as large as possible.

Don’t allow the insurance company to minimize your claim.  Make sure that you have an attorney that knows how to recover the maximum amount for each and every item of damage allowed under California law.

How Can I Make Sure that My Catastrophic Injury Will Be Taken Care of in the Future?

An experienced catastrophic injury attorney will work in conjunction with medical specialists to develop a life care plan for the catastrophic injury victim.  A life care plan will help provide the catastrophic injury victim with all of the resources and assistance necessary to allow the catastrophic injury victim to live as comfortably as possible.  A life care plan will include funds for future medical care that the catastrophic injury victim will need, such as assistive devices, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychiatry, nursing assistance, medication, and future surgeries or medical procedures.

 

What Should I Do at the Scene of a Catastrophic Injury Accident?

In order to preserve critical evidence and prepare yourself to maximize your compensation after a catastrophic injury accident, take the following steps if you are able to:

  1. Immediately call 9-1-1 to obtain emergency medical treatment.
  2. Report the accident to the police and request that they prepare a Traffic Collision Report. Make sure to get the Traffic Collision Report number.
  3. Gather the information (names, driver’s licenses, insurance companies, insurance policy numbers, vehicle makes and models, and license plates) of all drivers and vehicles involved in the collision. Taking photographs of this information will work well.
  4. Gather the names and contact information (phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses) of any and all witnesses to the accident.
  5. If you were injured in a car accident, take photographs of the scene of the collision, including where the vehicles ended up, damage to the vehicles, the nearest intersection, and traffic control signals.
  6. If you were injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall, take photographs of the dangerous condition that caused you to fall.
  7. If you slipped and fell on liquid, take pictures of the liquid from eye-level height and also take pictures of the liquid up close.
  8. If you tripped and fell on broken or displaced concrete or asphalt, take pictures of the concrete or asphalt and, if possible, measure how large the height differential is.
  9. If you tripped and fell on loose or unstable flooring, take pictures from eye-level and also from up close.
  10. If you were burned or electrocuted, take photographs of the item or equipment that caused your injuries.
    • Get the name, address, and telephone number of the landowner, management company, and/or entity that owns/operates/controls the property.
  11. Make an incident report with the person or company that is responsible for the property, item, or equipment that caused your injuries.
  12. Take photographs of your injuries.
  13. Call our office for a FREE, no obligation consultation.

Why Choose Eisenberg Law Group as Your Catastrophic Personal Injury Attorney?

At Eisenberg Law Group we have more than three decades of proven experience in personal injury law. After originally starting his career representing insurance companies, Gary switched sides to help injured people fight for their rights. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are highly knowledgeable in handling even the most complicated catastrophic injury cases. We will do everything in our power to recover maximum compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost earnings, mental distress and other losses. We have a strong track record of negotiating maximum settlements, but are also prepared and equipped to fight cases in court when necessary.

When you work with Eisenberg Law Group, you will benefit from our emphasis on these fundamental cornerstones of our practice:

Personalized service: You can contact our attorneys directly at any time to discuss the details of your case. We will never route you to assistants or recorded messages. As a family-owned law firm, we combine the expertise and experience of larger firms with the friendly feel of a smaller law office.

Proven results: We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of slip and fall and trip and fall accidents. Our team works hard to recover the maximum compensation available by law. Our success rates—both in and out of court—speak for themselves.

Risk-free representation: Consultations are always free, and you will not pay any attorney’s fees until we win your case

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