Modesto Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Giving Injured Victims a New Lease on Life Since 2012
Catastrophic injuries are serious and debilitating wounds which cause severe and long-term—if not permanent—damage to the mind or body. Such life-altering injures tend to require extensive and expensive treatment and put people out of work for good. The pain and trauma involved can make living with such a disability feel like a hopeless endeavor, but you have people you can turn to for assistance. Retaining a lawyer can help you win a settlement that will cover your medical expenses for good.
At the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis, our Modesto catastrophic injury attorney is familiar with such injuries and the pain and suffering that comes with them. When you work with our firm, you are enlisting the help of an attorney who will not only get you the maximum compensation for your injuries, but who will also help you find the best doctors, physical therapists, and other specialists who can help you have a good life despite your disabilities. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury because of another’s negligence or wrongdoing, get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Common Catastrophic Injuries
In the world of personal injury, a catastrophic injury is defined as an impairment to the body that is so severe it causes permanent damage and prevents an individual from doing gainful work. These injuries are not to be taken lightly. Having a permanent disability may mean that not only do you lose your job, but you may also have to use medical equipment or a caregiver to perform everyday tasks.
The most common types of catastrophic injuries are:
The good news is, life can and will go on following such accidents. With enough treatment, care, and compensation, you have the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding life.
As you can imagine, myriad expenses are required to care for a catastrophic injury victim. These can include wheelchairs, physical therapy, and live-in caregivers to name a few.
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to catastrophic injuries is that the effects of them can persist, or even change, long after the accident occurred. For instance, someone who suffered a spinal cord injury could later develop respiratory problems. In another example, a person may appear functional, but be suffering from a brain injury which gives them excruciating headaches, memory loss, and cognitive difficulties. Whatever your situation, we will calculate the long-term costs of your medical care to ensure you have enough compensation for ongoing treatment and other assistance you need.
We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case. A pre-established percentage will go to us and the rest of your settlement will cover your medical and other expenses now and into the future.
Compensation for your catastrophic injury can include:
Medical expenses such as:
- Nursing care
- Retrofitting wheelchair or other accommodations into your home
- Lost wages
Pain and suffering
- Physical pain
- Emotional pain
- Mental trauma
- Attorney fees