Catastrophic Injuries

Fresno Attorneys Who Recover Damages for Catastrophic Injuries

Easing your pain and lightening your burden in California

A catastrophic injury, such as a severe burn or a brain injury, can drastically change a family’s circumstances. If the victim requires long-term care and is totally dependent on others, the financial, physical and emotional consequences may be overwhelming. An experienced attorney at Perez, Williams, Medina & Rodriguez, LLP can ease the tremendous burden that you feel.

Types of catastrophic injuries

There is no single definition of a “catastrophic injury,” but these injuries generally include any physical damage that has significant long-term consequences. Any personal injury is a life-altering event that demands compensation, but a catastrophic injury can be infinitely worse and include:

  • Spinal injuries. An injury to the spinal cord can cause complete or partial paralysis. Approximately 250,000 people live with a spinal cord injury; in about half of these cases, the person is a quadriplegic. There is very little hope for recovery in many cases. We understand that injuries that leave people bedridden or confined to wheelchairs affects everyone around them.
  • Severe burns. In addition to extreme pain, a burn injury can cause permanent disfigurement and necessitate multiple skin grafts or amputation.
  • Brain injuries. Any injury to the brain is serious and can have lifelong costs, as well. Many times, despite medical intervention, the patient never fully, or even partially, recovers from a traumatic brain injury in California.
  • Amputations. The loss of a limb can be emotionally devastating and financially overwhelming. The victim often incurs costly medical and rehabilitative expenses.

With these types of injuries, we understand that it is imperative to obtain the maximum compensation possible, and we work diligently to do this for you.

Who is responsible for catastrophic injuries?

Often, there are multiple culpable parties. The legal team at Perez, Williams, Medina & Rodriguez, LLP pursues all avenues of recovery, especially since the insurance proceeds from one defendant alone may be insufficient to compensate you for your current and future losses. Responsible parties include negligent drivers, manufacturers of dangerous products, merchants who carelessly sell or display their wares, and manufacturers of defective parts in large machines.

What damages can I expect to recover?

In extreme cases, juries sometimes award large amounts to compensate the victim for a lifetime of medical expenses and lost wages. These compensatory damages include money for past and future: lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, care expenses, and loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages are sometimes justified, as well, particularly in a products liability case, to punish the defendant and deter similar conduct in the future.

Meet our Fresno attorneys with a history of proven results in products liability cases

No one can change the events that caused your injury, but experienced attorneys from Perez, Williams, Medina & Rodriguez, LLP, a law firm with considerable resources, can ease the financial pain that you feel. Contact our Fresno personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm at 559-445-0123 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Se habla español.