Some injuries are so severe that they change your entire life. If you need a Riverside catastrophic injury lawyer, you can count on us to be by your side. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we understand what it takes to get the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of an incident like this. If the carelessness or negligence of another person caused you or a loved one harm, you should not have to worry about your expenses.
What can happen as a result of these injuries?
It is important to distinguish the difference between personal injuries and catastrophic injuries. Even though a person may sustain a serious personal injury, a catastrophic injury is one that significantly alters a victim’s lifestyle. A catastrophic injury can alter a person’s mobility and cognitive abilities.
- Those who suffer a catastrophic injury are usually permanently disabled and unable to enjoy the lifestyle and work abilities they were accustomed to before the injury.
Please consider the following:
- Spine or spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- The loss of a limb
- Internal organ damage or failure
- Skull or spinal fractures
Each of these injuries requires emergency medical care, but that is not where the costs stop. Catastrophic injury victims often need lifelong care, permanent medical devices, and follow-up medical procedures. Aside from these costs, we know that there are various hidden costs associated with these injuries. This can include:
- Loss of future wages if a person cannot work or if their earning capacity is decreased
- Emotional and psychological damages
- Costs of traveling to and from medical specialists
Consider the following facts about catastrophic injuries:
- Approximately 185,000 people lose a limb each year in this country.
- According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the first-year medical care costs for a spinal cord injury victim ranges from $359,000 to over $1.1 million.
- Approximately 30% of catastrophic injury victims have to return to the hospital one or more times a year due to complications from their injuries.
- Approximately 2.53 million people go to the ER each year for traumatic brain injuries according to the CDC. Around 800,000 of those occur among children.
There is a wide range of causes for thee injuries, but some common causes include:
- Vehicle collisions
- Pedestrian accidents and bicycle crashes
- Workplace incidents
- Medical mistakes
- Falls from height
- Sports incidents
- Faulty products
Let your attorney get to work for you
We recognize that this is a difficult time for you and your family, but you need to act now if the negligence of another person has caused you or a loved one harm. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our dedicated and qualified team is going to get to work on your behalf so we can secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Loss of future wages and earning capacity
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible