Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in a Los Angeles accident, you should not have to worry if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. At Wisner Baum, we have the resources and experience necessary to take on any defendant and win maximum compensation for you and your family. Every Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyer in our office is committed to helping you recover the money you need to pay for medical care, future healthcare costs, lost wages, and more. Our legal team works aggressively to hold any and all negligent parties accountable for the harm they cause.
Why should you choose Wisner Baum for your Los Angeles catastrophic injury claim?
- We are a Los Angeles law firm with offices on Santa Monica Blvd. just east of the 405 Freeway.
- We have decades of collective practice experience.
- We have won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients.
- We have the resources to take any case to trial against any sized defendant.
- We have been recognized by top legal publications including Los Angeles Super Lawyers®.
Our catastrophic injury attorneys have been fighting for victims of negligence since 1985. We have handled thousands of cases involving car and truck crashes, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, and more. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means it costs you nothing to retain our legal services. Our firm is paid only if we are successful in earning compensation for you.
Call (855) 948-5098 to talk to a Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyer. We offer free and confidential case evaluations.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
An injury is considered “catastrophic” if it is life-threatening or leads to permanent disability. A catastrophic injury significantly impairs the person’s ability enjoy the life they knew before they were injured. Many are unable to return to work and often require long-term medical treatment. These injuries are physically, emotionally, and financially draining for accident survivors and their families, which is why they need a lawyer to advocate on their behalf and fight to secure full and fair compensation for now and for the future.
Different Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Our Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of catastrophic injury cases. Some of the most common include:
What Are Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries?
Los Angeles is a major and recent analysis showed that the risk of getting in a car accident in LA is incredibly high. Auto accidents often involve blunt force trauma, which can cause fractured bones, head injuries, internal organ damage, or paralysis.
At Wisner Baum, our dedicated team of Los Angeles lawyers specializes in advocating for victims across a range of accident cases, not just car accidents. Some of the most common types of catastrophic injury cases include:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Unsafe medical devices
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
How Much is My Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?
In the aftermath of a catastrophic injury, it is imperative that you have the financial resources to care for yourself or a family member now and in the years to come. The financial toll associated with these injuries can be overwhelming, with medical expenses alone often surpassing hundreds of thousands of dollars over a survivor's lifetime. This does not include any additional costs like lost wages and property repairs.
Filing a catastrophic injury lawsuit will allow you to pursue the funds you will need to address long-term expenses while holding the at-fault party accountable. Damages awarded for catastrophic injuries generally reflect the severity of the losses you or a family member endured. While your claims for damages hinge on the unique circumstances of your case, catastrophic injury lawsuits may involve the following:
Past and future medical expenses: The costs associated with catastrophic injuries can amount to thousands, if not millions when considering future care. As a plaintiff, you have the potential to recover the medical care expenses directly attributed to your catastrophic injury.
Lost wages and lost earning capacity to earn: Compensation can be sought for the wages already lost due to time away from work, in addition to visible future lost earnings resulting from a disability preventing you from resuming employment.
Pain and suffering: Catastrophic injuries inflict profound physical distress and emotional turmoil. As such, your legal case will seek to address not only physical suffering, but also emotional distress, mental anguish, psychological trauma, inconvenience, humiliation, loss of quality of life, diminished enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
Property repairs: The plaintiff can also seek compensation for damage to property. For example, in a car accident cases involving vehicle damage, the at-fault party may be held liable for repairs or replacement.
Out-of-pocket costs: Catastrophic injury lawsuits can include recovery for out-of-pocket expenses incurred due to the accident, including travel expenses, legal fees, court filing costs, healthcare deductibles, and more.
Punitive damages: In particularly egregious cases involving gross negligence, maliciousness, intent to harm, recklessness, or wanton disregard for the safety of others, a judge or jury may award punitive damages. Such damages are more common in catastrophic injury cases, serving to both penalize the defendant and deter similar behavior.
As you can see, the damages available in catastrophic injury cases can be significant. This is why it is crucial not to accept an insurance company’s settlement offer without first seeking legal guidance. Insurance companies are known for offering inadequate settlement amounts that fail to provide accident survivors with fair compensation, particularly for severe or catastrophic injuries. An experienced catastrophic injury lawyer can negotiate with insurers to secure a just settlement that accurately reflects your past and future losses. The Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorneys at Wisner Baum are committed to fighting for maximum compensation on behalf of our clients. We understand the magnitude of your losses and always fight to ensure that you and your family are financially stable moving forward.
How to Determine Liability in a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit
California has a comparative negligence doctrine, which means that fault for an accident leading to catastrophic injuries can be shared among multiple parties. Under the law, even if you were partially at fault for an accident, you may still be able to file a lawsuit for damages if someone else was also partially at fault.
Some examples of cases in and around Los Angeles that may involve comparative negligence:
- Auto accidents
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
The doctrine of comparative fault allows opposing parties to argue that the victim bears some responsibility for their own injuries. At Wisner Baum, we understand the tactics that opposing counsel may use and approach our cases diligently to counter any attempts to shift blame onto the victim. If the negligent party is trying to hold you accountable for your injuries, we implore you to speak with an LA injury lawyer as soon as you are able.
Will I Have to Go to Court for My Injury Case?
Most catastrophic injury lawsuits culminate in a settlement before trial. However, if a lawsuit is filed you will have to participate in the legal process. This includes providing our legal team with the necessary documents and evidence we need to pursue your case. After we file your lawsuit, you may have to sit for a deposition where questions are asked and answered, “on the record.” Rest assured that your involvement will be relatively minimal as we want you to focus on what is most important: getting the care you need.
Wisner Baum | Los Angeles Injury Attorneys
At Wisner Baum, our track record of success in injury cases speaks for itself. Some of our catastrophic injury settlement agreements and verdicts include:
- $15 Million Accident Settlement for Los Angeles Accident Victim
- $12 Million Helicopter Accident Settlement
- $10 Million Bus Accident Settlement for Southern California Victims
- $6.9 Million Accident Settlement for Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death
Across all areas of practice, we have won $4 billion for our clients. Put your case in the hands of proven litigators who have the resources to win cases against any opponent.
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