Helping People Who Are Suffering From Catastrophic Injuries
People who suffer a catastrophic injury often face a lifetime of pain and medical treatment. Expenses related to these injuries go well beyond the initial medical bills following the injury. Loss of income, recurring therapy, home modifications, and the need for medical equipment such as wheelchairs often lead to a lifetime of disability. There is also the toll that these types of injuries have on relationships and the general loss of enjoyment of life.
At the San Diego law firm of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire, we have helped victims of catastrophic injuries for over 40 years. Our attorneys have secured more than two billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our team knows how to hold negligent parties accountable, and we are here to help you.
Determining Whether An Injury Is Considered Catastrophic
The basic legal definition of a catastrophic injury in California is one that permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work. These injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Injuries resulting in paralysis
- Loss of sight or hearing
- Serious or disfiguring burns
- Spinal cord injuries
The expenses related to catastrophic injuries often lead to economic stress on households and an overall decline in the quality of life for all family members.
Compensation For A Catastrophic Injury
When a catastrophic injury is caused by the negligent or careless act of another, the injury victim qualifies for compensation. There are two types of compensation: specific damages and general damages. Specific damages are things that have a quantifiable dollar amount such as medical bills, lost wages and the cost of home modifications. General damages are for the pain and suffering associated with emotional distress, loss of consortium and overall loss of enjoyment of life.
At Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire, our experienced team of dedicated personal injury attorneys works hard to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on healing.
Contact Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire Today
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, contact us for free initial consultation to see how we can help. Fill out our online contact form or call us at 619-236-9363. We are dedicated to making lives better.