Catastrophic injuries are injuries that occur suddenly and have a long-term, sometimes life-long, impact on the injured person’s life. Examples of such injuries include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, injuries to internal organs, or the loss of one or several limbs. Victims of catastrophic injuries may be left unable to earn a living, or in need of constant care and help in performing even the most basic of daily functions. A paraplegic, for example, may lose feeling or motor control of their lower extremities and be unable to walk.
Victims of catastrophic injuries may have to endure years of pain and suffering, invasive and expensive treatments, and an overall reduction in their standard of life. However, if their injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, or by a defective product, those who suffered a catastrophic injury may be able to pursue financial compensation. Such compensation seeks to make the injured person “whole” again; in the case of catastrophic injuries, that may entail compensation for an entire lifetime’s worth of lost wages; loss of enjoyment of life; both past and future medical bills; severe pain and suffering; and other elements that may be difficult to quantify and to prove with precision.
Therefore, if you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury, you should consult an experienced California personal injury attorney as soon as possible in order to determine the best way to achieve full compensation for all your related losses and damages. Whether the catastrophic injury was caused by a car accident, a slip-and-fall incident, a dog bite, medical malpractice, or any other cause, a case involving this type of injuries will present unique challenges. It will require expert testimony from doctors, economists, or actuaries, and it is less likely to have a quick resolution. The various insurance companies that would likely be involved will have an array of attorneys and experts to protect their interests; you will need equally effective and aggressive professionals on your side.
Based in Los Altos, California, the experienced attorneys at Ziff & Cohn have represented injured Californians in a variety of complex cases. Our initial consultation is free. If you become our client, we will take over the investigation of your case; assist you, if necessary, in finding medical specialists to treat you; and prepare your case for trial, even as we do our utmost to resolve it through settlement negotiations.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis: you pay no legal fees unless you receive a monetary recovery.
If you are interested in pursuing compensation for a catastrophic injury, please contact us today by calling our Los Altos office at (650) 329-0851, emailing Harvey L. Ziff and Adrienne Z. Cohn, or filling out and submitting our “Contact Us” form.