You May Never Fully Heal After a Catastrophic Injury but You May Be Able to Recover Financially
Being the victim of a catastrophic injury is lifechanging. Too often we see people who’ve become so discouraged by their injury and the results of that injury, that they give up on living the life they lived before the accident. While we can’t help you heal physically, the experienced professionals at Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas can help you get the financial compensation that can open up new options for you. Read on to learn more and then contact us at 909-982-0707 for a free case evaluation.
What qualifies as a catastrophic injury?
What you consider a catastrophic injury may not be a catastrophic injury to someone else. From a legal perspective, it is an injury that’s permanent, will last forever, and will significantly impact the victim’s quality of life. There are typically three different categories that a catastrophic injury will fall under.
The first category is physical impairment, which can include paralysis, weakness, issues with balance, amputation, and having a hard time walking. The second category is mental impairment, which can include difficulty with thinking clearly, remembering new information, recognizing people, or concentrating. Other examples of possible mental impairment include slowed thoughts, memory loss, change to the personality, and confusion
The third category is sensory impairment, which may involve physical pain, inability or difficulty with speaking, and a loss of hearing, vision and / or sensation.
There is one symptom that almost every victim of a catastrophic injury will have
Virtually every victim of a catastrophic injury will have emotional suffering. They often feel as though they’re stuck in a body that doesn’t work and that they’re dependent on others around them for their basic care. This can lead to feelings of anger, depression, frustration, withdrawal, and other negative emotions.
A person who’s dealt with this type of serious injury often needs numerous surgeries, years of rehab services and physical therapy. This can lead to overwhelming medical costs. When the injury requires a full-time caregiver, it can lead to one or more family members giving up their job – and their income – to support the victim.
You could be compensated for a variety of damages
The damages caused by a catastrophic injury can be significant. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we may be able to help you get compensation for past and future medical costs, lost wages, rehab, occupational and physical therapy, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, the cost of assistive devices, and necessary changes to your home.
To find out if you quality for compensation, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free case evaluation. We take cases on a contingency basis, which means you won’t owe us a penny until we recover compensation for you. In the event that we’re not able to do so, then you won’t owe us anything. There is no risk and there is no upfront cost. Call us right away to learn more.