Agoura Hills Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
A minor injury like a bruise or broken bone can certainly affect your quality of life. You can be laid up in bed for days or weeks, or you may find it difficult to perform your job or usual daily tasks. Some accidents, however, hit much harder. Some accidents can completely derail your life, leaving you with a permanent injury or worse.
A catastrophic injury can lead to a lengthy hospital stay, massive medical bills, long-term disability, or even death. Catastrophic injuries can result from all manner of events such as car crashes, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, or defective product malfunctions. If you or someone you care about suffers a life-changing catastrophic injury, you need an experienced and educated personal injury law firm on your side to make sure you get the compensation you are owed.
The Halpern Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of injured accident victims for more than 40 years. We know exactly how devastating a serious personal injury can be for you and your family, and we work to ensure the proper parties are forced to compensate you for the harm you have suffered. If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, the dedicated catastrophic injury team at the Halpern Law Firm is ready to help.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
“Catastrophic injury” is a loose term categorizing a wide range of life-altering injuries. Catastrophic injuries are those that can wreak havoc on nearly every aspect of your life, from the type of work you can do to where you can live to whether you can perform your regular daily activities without help. Legally, catastrophic injury means an injury that is so severe as to permanently affect the victim. A catastrophic injury may leave a permanent mark, such as a disfiguring scar, or it may lead to life-long functional limitations.
The catastrophic injury lawyers at the Halpern Law Firm help clients recover compensation after all manner of catastrophic injuries. Some of the more common catastrophic injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Severe burns
- Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia)
- Severe internal organ damage
- Crushing head injury
Damages Available After a Catastrophic Injury
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury because of someone else’s actions, you could be eligible for a sizable recovery. You deserve justice and compensation for the devastation that you and your family suffered as a result of the accident. The savvy catastrophic injury legal team at the Halpern Law Firm will help you maximize your potential recovery, seeking damages including:
- Medical bills already incurred
- Anticipated future medical costs, including surgeries, prosthetics, medications, nursing care, physical therapy, and other expenses
- Wages lost due to recuperation
- Loss of future earning capacity caused by permanent injury
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress and other psychological harm
- Loss of companionship
- Wrongful death
Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you might also be eligible for punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded on top of other (compensatory) damages to punish a defendant for especially reckless or malicious behavior. If you were injured by someone acting deliberately, or if their behavior evidenced a reckless disregard for other people’s safety (such as by driving drunk), you may be able to double or triple your compensation. Talk to a knowledgeable catastrophic injury lawyer at the Halpern Law Firm to find out what damages are available in your case.
Reach Out to a Seasoned Southern California Catastrophic Injury Attorney Today
If you or someone you care about has been seriously hurt in a negligence-based accident in Southern California, the passionate and trial-ready catastrophic injury legal team at the Halpern Law Firm is here to help. We fight to get you the compensation you and your family deserve. Call us at (818) 785-5999 today for a Free No-Risk Confidential Consultation. These cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t be charged any attorney’s fees unless we win.