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Catastrophic Injury Types, Causes, Treatments & Compensation

 

Definition: A catastrophic injury is a permanent or long-lasting debilitating injury that damages at least one body system, typically the central nervous system. Such injuries can result in the loss of movement, sensation, cognitive functions, or the ability to communicate. Catastrophic injuries are often severe enough to prevent someone from performing gainful work in the long-term.

Examples: Examples of catastrophic injuries include brain injury or other serious head trauma, spinal cord injury, loss of a limb, eye injury, foot injury, multiple bone fractures, and severe burns. If the catastrophic injury causes a disruption of the central nervous system, other bodily systems may become severely damaged as well, such as the respiratory system (which is used for breathing), the circulatory system (which pumps and channels blood), and the urinary system (which includes the kidneys and is used for balancing fluids).

Causes: Catastrophic injuries can occur as a result of many different events or causes: car accidents, the use of defective products, negligence, assaults or batteries, environmental or natural disasters, civil rights violations, wrongful death, medical malpractice, or workplace injuries.

Treatment: Because of the nature of catastrophic injuries, treatment is often expensive, complex, and long-term. The victim of a catastrophic injury may face hospitalization, immediate medical attention, surgeries, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and counseling. Often, unforeseen consequences of the catastrophic injury happen much later after the occurrence of the injury.

Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries:

back injuryIf you have been a victim of a catastrophic injury, you can obtain the compensation that you deserve. You should, with the help of an experienced Orange County catastrophic injury lawyer, seek legal redress in the form of compensation for the injuries as well as future expenses that arise directly as a result of the injuries, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and the inability to work. Make sure to find an Orange County catastrophic injury lawyer with the expertise and experience in the field of personal injury claims that is pertinent to you. These fields include automobile accidents, products liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and employer liability.

An Orange County catastrophic injury lawyer can help you every step of the way and act as your strongest advocate: he or she can make sure there’s a proper plan in place for your treatment and rehabilitation, gather the information necessary to properly make your case, effectively argue your case before the trial court, or reach a  fair settlement with those who are responsible for your catastrophic injury.

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  • Samer Habbas and Kristina Akers Secure $11,000,000 for a Truck Accident Case
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Samer Habbas & Associates PC
4.9
Based on 140 reviews
I was involved in a terrible accident and had no idea what to do. Luckily, one of my friends had referred me to this firm and they took care of everything...
Derk B.
Dealing with a car accident and the insurance procedures that follow is stressful enough. Samer and his team have take care of all the details and made this whole experience as painless as possible. They understood my situation, fought for me, and in the end I came out with more than i expected. Thanks to Samer, his family, and the team.read more
Colin I.
As another professional in the community, I am happy to refer all of my personal injury matters to Samer. We've worked with a lot of personal injury lawyers over the years and he's head and shoulders above everyone else. Highly recommend.
Jonathan L.
Great service. Mike did a great job. He handled everything with the case perfectly. Drisana did a great job as well keeping me updated with everything and keeping me informed. Lastly, Corbin was a great attorney.
Anas Q.
Very helpful team, I'm glad I did my case with them.
nael M.
They are the best, very good and professional I will highly recommend them.Thanks
Victor F.
One of the best law firms around I really had a difficult case and I was able to rely on them to help me get the results that I needed
Nizar H.
I was in an accident a week before Christmas, my car was totaled and my arm was broken in several places. Therefore I was in need of a couple of pretty serious surgeries. Having never been in a car accident and being completely lost as to where I even begin, I was referred to Samer' Law Firm by a co-worker. Within hours of being released from the hospital they had sent someone to my home to take a statement, to began what was a seamless process that surprisingly required very little from me which I was thankful for considering I was out of work for the next 5 weeks with my injuries. I worked closely with Selena Bazan and Mike Habbas, they were both extremely patient in explaining what was completely a foreign process to me. Throughout the entire case I had plenty of questions or needed clarification, they were a phone call or email away to answer and to take the time to explain any and everything to me in detail and address any concern I had. Even when returning back to work if there was something that needed to be taken care of in person they came to me at my office. I was warned by several people who have been in accidents how matters like this can take months on months, even years. As of today my case is resolved! While maintaining professionalism and ensuring that I knew how important my case was to them, I always felt as though they genuinely cared for my well-being and that I received both the medical attention, after care and compensation I deserved. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and the treatment that I received from Samer habbas and Associates.read more
Crystal R.
I am very pleased with the service and support I got from everyone at this office, especially Mike Habbas. He has went above and beyond all expectations and I would recomend Samer Habbas and associates to everyone.
Zackery J.
Wow, such an amazing experience. I can't say enough good things about Kristina Akers, she is helpful, polite, and always has an answer to all your...
Christopher P.

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