Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in San Luis Obispo, CA
California Catastrophic Injury Lawyers for the Most Serious Accidents
Filing a Claim After a Severe Personal Injury or Wrongful Death?
Accidents happen. From a slip and fall down dangerous stairs to a California automobile accident or collision with a semi-truck, you never know when you might be injured. It might not be your fault, but now you have to deal with the aftermath. Certain injuries are so severe that they require extensive treatment and recovery time which could affect your work and lifestyle. In some cases, these injuries may have a permanent effect on your life. If someone else is responsible through negligence or wrongful conduct, then they could be liable for your damages.
James McKiernan Lawyers helps accident victims with serious injuries seek the compensation they need to cover their expenses and move forward with their lives. Recovering adequate compensation for a serious injury requires more than just being able to prove the negligence of the other driver or person responsible for causing the accident. Obtaining sufficient results requires a thorough understanding of the unique challenges facing the serious accident victim, which often involves long-term and life-long needs and expenses. Our catastrophic injury attorneys in California have decades of experience in winning large settlements and verdicts for people with serious injuries. Our firm has the knowledge, skill and ability necessary to achieve a successful result.
What Is a Catastrophic Personal Injury?
Serious injuries almost always involve additional long-term or life-long expenses beyond the initial need for medical care. They alter somebody’s lifestyle and might have permanently changed it. According to California state law, everyone owes a duty of care of others. You are negligent if you have breached this duty. Intent is not required to file a catastrophic personal injury claim, but the extent of duty one owes to another in each case depends on the facts and circumstances. In court, you have to prove that someone’s action or inaction did not meet the level of care that a reasonable person would use, and you will have to be able to prove that this resulted in personal injuries. A personal injury lawyer can help with this as well as in preparing yourself for your new life.
One way to approach such a serious injury is to develop a life care plan. A life care plan is a comprehensive document that can serve as a road map for the individual to know what to expect and plan for throughout life and make sure all future needs are thought of and planned for to the fullest extent possible. This document can also prove invaluable in preparation for trial. It may be used in settlement negotiations or in presentations to the jury to justify the amount of money damages being sought. Our catastrophic injury attorneys work with neurologists, occupational therapists and life care planners to make sure your condition is fully understood and that all your present and future needs will be taken care of.
From a slip and fall down dangerous stairs to a California automobile accident or collision with a semi-truck, the San Luis Obispo catastrophic injury lawyers at James McKiernan Lawyers help accident victims with serious injuries recover the compensation they need to cover their expenses and move forward with their lives.
Recovering adequate compensation for a serious injury requires more than just being able to prove the negligence of the other driver or person responsible for causing the accident. Obtaining sufficient results requires a thorough understanding of the unique challenges facing the serious accident victim, which often involves long-term and life-long needs and expenses.
As San Luis Obispo catastrophic injury lawyers with decades of experience recovering large settlements and verdicts for people with serious injuries, our firm has the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary to achieve a successful result. Contact us today at (805) 222-7654.
Common Catastrophic Accidents and Injuries
At James McKiernan Lawyers, we see some of the most serious accidents and the injuries they cause, including:
- Automobile accidents involving trucks, buses, or SUVs often cause serious damage to the smaller vehicle and its occupants.
- Collisions involving small cars can result in rollovers and crushed roofs, fuel fires and explosions, and other serious damage.
Catastrophic injuries are typically divided into three categories:
- Physical injuries such as organ damage, severe burns, amputation, or broken bones
- Cognitive & Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
When a case involves a serious back injury or traumatic brain injury, our firm answers the call with forceful representation designed to achieve successful results. In the most serious of cases, the San Luis Obispo catastrophic injury lawyers from our office fight to see that grieving family members are taken care of and are not forced to endure financial hardships from the loss of a loved one.
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