Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Coachella Valley
Steadfast Representation in Dire Times
Barry Regar APLC is proud to stand by the people of Coachella Valley after they have been catastrophically injured. We know that you will be going through one of the most – if not the most – devastating times of your life. It is our goal to provide you impressive legal counsel backed with genuine moral support that helps you feel confident in what lies ahead.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury can be defined in several ways, depending on the medical or legal text you reference. However, the base of each definition is that an injury is catastrophic if it causes a life-threatening situation, an immediate disability, or a lasting debilitation. In other words, if an injury requires emergency medical attention and could cause long-lasting symptoms even after the victim reaches their maximum medical improvement (MMI), then the injury is catastrophic.
A few examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): The slightest damage to the brain can cause a lifetime of suffering and complications. The brain does not heal quickly enough to repair damage, which usually worsens as time goes by. If you have been diagnosed with a brain injury, then you need to consider how to get compensation from the party that caused it, such as another driver in a car accident.
- Spinal cord injuries: The spinal cord located within the spine is also a highly sensitive and vulnerable body part. If it is severed or torn, then it can result in immediate and permanent paralysis. The higher up the damage on the spinal cord, the more of the body will be paralyzed.
- Hearing or vision loss: Losing your hearing or vision after using these senses all your life can be absolutely devastating. Even minor or periodic hearing or vision loss can make you experience extreme difficulties in your day-to-day life. There could be ways to correct your sensory losses depending on their severity, though.
- Amputation: When a digit, hand, foot, or limb is severed, it is called an amputation injury. In many cases, amputation is necessary to medically treat a patient who has been severely injured in other ways.
- Permanent disfigurement: Some catastrophic injuries do not cause physical debilitations but cause mental and emotional debilitations instead. Living with permanent disfigurement and scarring can bring about mental health difficulties, like anxiety and depression.
Extensive Costs of Catastrophic Injuries
On average, catastrophic injuries cause extreme financial burdens for the victims and their families. Unlike other injuries that heal within months or years, catastrophic injuries can require constant care and attention. The end result is often that the cost to treat a catastrophic injury is never done accruing.
Our Coachella catastrophic injury lawyer has extensive experience working on difficult and high-stakes injury claims. By working with medical experts, our team can calculate how much your treatment your catastrophic injury will require now and in the far future, adding all of those costs to the damages you pursue from the defendant.
Your lost wages will also be a major factor in a catastrophic injury claim. You could miss out on thousands upon thousands of dollars’ worth of wages you could not earn due to being unable to work. Again, this is damage that our team can factor into your lawsuit.
For Legal Help in Coachella Valley, Call (760) 440-5643
No matter the extent or type of your catastrophic injury, our law firm can help you with a subsequent personal injury claim. You deserve every last penny of compensation. Insurance companies will not want to provide a single one, though. With us by your side and leading the way, you can confidently demand full compensation for your injuries.
Please contact us at your first opportunity to learn more about our services.