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San Diego Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

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Catastrophic injuries are those that cause permanent harm to the victim, such as paralysis, traumatic brain injury, or severe burns. These injuries require long-term care and can be both physically and emotionally devastating to the victim and their family. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence or misconduct of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

At Wisner & Baum, our San Diego catastrophic injury lawyers have been successfully representing injured individuals and their families for nearly 40 years, securing more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements. We understand the immense challenges you are facing, and we are here to help you fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

Call us today at (855) 948-5098 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our team.



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What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are severe injuries that typically require long-term medical treatment and care. These injuries often cause permanent disability, such as paralysis or brain damage, and can be fatal.

Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Severe burns
  • Blindness
  • Severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Organ damage
  • Crush injuries
  • Multiple bone fractures
  • Internal injuries

Catastrophic injuries not only cause significant physical pain and suffering, but they also lead to substantial emotional trauma, as well as financial hardship. Victims of catastrophic injuries often require extensive medical treatment, surgeries, and long-term care, such as rehabilitative therapy or around-the-clock skilled nursing. In many cases, they are unable to return to work and/or are unable to return to their previous occupation, which can cause them to experience a dramatic loss of income. They may also be unable to perform certain activities of daily living, which can be incredibly challenging and frustrating.

How Do Catastrophic Injuries Happen?

Catastrophic injuries can occur in a wide range of accidents and incidents. In many cases, these injuries are caused by the negligent or wrongful acts of others.

Some examples of negligence-related accidents that can cause catastrophic injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective product incidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability incidents

What Compensation Is Available for Catastrophic Injuries?

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. “Damages” is a legal term that refers to the losses suffered by an injured party. In a personal injury case, the injured party (the “plaintiff”) can seek compensation for both their economic and non-economic damages.

Some examples of the types of compensation you may be entitled to include:

  • Medical bill reimbursement
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to the injury

In some cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. Unlike economic and non-economic damages, which are meant to compensate the victim for their losses, punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault party for their particularly reckless, egregious, or wrongful conduct. Punitive damages are not awarded in all cases, and they are generally only awarded when the at-fault party’s conduct was particularly shocking or egregious.

How Much is My Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?

One of the most common questions we receive from clients is, “How much is my case worth?” The truth is, it is impossible to say without first reviewing the specific details of your situation.

Some of the factors that can affect the value of a catastrophic injury case include:

  • The severity of the injury
  • The permanence of the disability
  • The impact the injury has on the victim’s ability to work and/or perform activities of daily living
  • The estimated cost of future medical treatment, care, and rehabilitation
  • The victim’s age and overall health at the time of the injury
  • Whether the victim is married and has children
  • The amount of available insurance coverage

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At Wisner & Baum, our San Diego catastrophic injury lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide variety of catastrophic injury cases. We know how to build strong cases on behalf of our clients, and we are prepared to fight for you in settlement negotiations and in the courtroom. Our priority is to help you recover the maximum compensation you are owed so that you can focus on healing.

Reach out to us today at (855) 948-5098 or submit an online contact form to request a free, confidential consultation with one of our skilled catastrophic injury lawyers in San Diego.