Orange County Catastrophic Injury FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a catastrophic injury ?
A catastrophic injury is typically an injury that is serious in nature, requires extensive medical care and may threaten the victim’s life. Many catastrophic injuries will have a significant impact on the victim’s life and future. Spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation, head trauma, brain injury and severe burns may all be considered catastrophic injuries.
Causes serious injuries?
There are various causes of serious injuries, caused by intentional or unintentional acts. Car accidents, falls, workplace accidents, dog attacks and medical malpractice are all potential causes of serious injuries.
Who can I file my claim against?
What party you can file a catastrophic injury claim against will vary depending on the particular case. For example, in an auto accident claim you may have the right to take action against a drunk driver that caused the accident. In a dog bite claim, the dog owner may be held accountable. Our Orange County catastrophic injury attorneys will work to fully investigate your particular claim to determine who should be held responsible.
Can I still receive financial damages even if I was partially responsible?
In California, a serious injury victim may still be able to file a claim or lawsuit against another person for causing injury, even if the victim was partially responsible. As long as the victim was less than 50% at fault, he or she can seek financial damages. However, the compensation he or she will be able to recover may be decreased by the percentage that the victim was at fault. For example, if the victim was 30% at fault, he or she would receive only 70% of financial compensation from the other party that was 70% at fault.
What is my catastrophic injury claim worth?
The value of your claim will vary depending on what injury you sustained and how this injury will impact you in the future. Because catastrophic injuries often result in disability or at the very least extensive medical care, these cases are often valued at more than claims involving only minor injuries.
To find out more about your case, contact an
Orange County serious injury lawyer
at Accident Lawyers.