A catastrophic injury is one which has a substantial and/or permanent impact on a victim. A catastrophic injury could:
Those are just a few examples. Hopefully, you will never sustain such an injury. That said, if you already have, it’s possible you were injured because another party was negligent.
You may be eligible to recover financial compensation for your various losses and damages if so. To learn more about your legal options, review your case with a lawyer. A Santa Monica catastrophic injuries attorney at Randolph and Associates will explain how you may proceed. If we choose to work together, we’ll also help you aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
A person can sustain a catastrophic injury for many potential reasons. Common causes of such injuries include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
Catastrophic injuries often result from someone’s actions or negligence. For example, perhaps you were involved in a car accident because another driver was intoxicated behind the wheel. Or, maybe the manufacturers or designers of a product overlooked a defect which caused a serious accident.
You can file a claim with the liable party’s insurance to seek compensation if you were injured because someone else was negligent. Before doing so, strongly consider scheduling a consultation with a Santa Monica catastrophic injuries law firm.
Examples of losses/damages for which you may seek compensation after being injured because of negligence include:
Because catastrophic injuries often result in permanent struggles, it’s frequently necessary for victims to account for future losses when seeking compensation in these circumstances. For instance, if your injuries prevent you from ever returning to work, you may pursue compensation not only for past lost wages but for an overall loss of earning potential as well.
Thus, when victims reach fair settlements in catastrophic injury cases, the payouts they receive are often quite significant. Insurance companies know this.
They respond to claims accordingly by either attempting to deny claims altogether or attempting to convince claimants to settle for less than they deserve. When you file a claim, the goal of the insurance company will be to minimize its financial losses.
A Santa Monica catastrophic injuries lawyer can help you reach a proper settlement by:
Conducting a thorough investigation is often a critical first step when building a case against a negligent party responsible for your catastrophic injuries. Because you likely don’t have the resources or expertise necessary to conduct such an investigation yourself, it’s best to enlist the help of an attorney who can handle this task on your behalf.
The specific ways in which a Santa Monica catastrophic injuries lawyer may go about
investigating an accident will vary depending on the circumstances. Often, an investigation involves such steps as:
You must remember that insurance companies are virtually always reluctant to pay claimants when they seek compensation. When a victim has sustained catastrophic injuries, an insurer may be particularly inclined to fight a claim instead of paying a victim. This is due to the fact that catastrophic injury victims are often entitled to large settlements.
You need to gather as much evidence as possible to illustrate that you deserve compensation when an insurance company strives to avoid paying you. A lawyer can gather this evidence for you by thoroughly investigating the accident scene, reviewing materials and equipment involved in the accident, and coordinating with witnesses.
At Randolph and Associates, we understand that being involved in an accident that leaves you with major injuries can be a devastating experience. Our Santa Monica catastrophic injuries attorneys work to relieve some of your burdens during this challenging time by pursuing compensation on your behalf. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 310-395-7900 for a free consultation.
Randolph & Associates is a top Los Angeles personal injury law firm. Highly recommend If you have an injury or accident. Super helpful and comforting throughout process.— Ryan B., Google Review