Catastrophic Injury

Lipow & Harris represents clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases that have occurred because another party was either neglectful or negligent. The term "catastrophic" refers to injuries that are substantial enough that they require medical care, recovery, and adversely affect the injured person. Long-term or permanent disability, disfigurement, loss of limbs, a decreased life span, and significant pain and suffering are just some of the effects of a catastrophic injury.

Here are some catastrophic injuries that may merit a personal injury lawsuit if a negligent or careless party was responsible:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Injuries resulting from plane crashes or other aviation accidents
  • Injuries sustained in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries because of a defective or dangerous product (also known as product liability)
  • Accidental amputation
  • Serious injuries to any body part
  • Multiple broken bones
  • Neurological disorders
  • Serious injuries from train accidents
  • Boating accident injuries
  • Serious injuries from a construction accident
  • Paralysis
  • Major crushing injuries
  • Severe fall injuries
It is important that you retain the services of a catastrophic injury lawyer who can assess the extent of your injuries and understands the kind of treatment you will need to recover. Often, catastrophic injuries can lead to damage to the urinary system, the gastrointestinal system, the circulatory system, loss of the ability to communicate, loss of sensation, loss of mobility, as well as other damages to the body and its ability to function properly.

Multiple surgeries, physical and psychological therapy, skin grafts, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, rehabilitative care, and other treatments may also be required. A Lipow & Harris attorney who specializes in catastrophic injury cases can assess the amount of recovery that will pay for your medical care, help you recover lost wages and future earnings, and compensate you for the loss of your quality of life and relationships. If you have sustained a serious catastrophic injury because of another person, an entity, or a business, it is important that you do not deal with the other party or their insurance company directly. An attorney can negotiate with the responsible party or parties to make sure that your interests and rights are protected.

Lipow & Harris is your advocate and will get you through the legal complications surrounding your case. At the same time, we will be tough and aggressive with the neglectful or negligent party if that is what is required to help you win damage awards. You will be able to recover sufficient damages without having to worry about paying for your own medical bills and care. We will explore all avenues of recovery for you—especially if there is more than one party responsible.

Lipow & Harris remains sincerely committed to successfully resolving each case as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can get on with your recovery and your life. That said, some cases take more time to resolve than others, and we will be with you at every step of the way until your case is concluded.

To schedule a free legal consultation regarding your potential catastrophic injury case, please contact our Encino, Los Angeles office at (818) 905-0507.