A catastrophic injury can completely derail your life. If your accident was caused by someone else's negligence, then you shouldn't have to bear the weight of your injury on your own. The team at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP has over 100 years of collective legal experience and an impressive record of results. Our San Jose catastrophic injury lawyers are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve after suffering a life-altering injury in the Bay Area.
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What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?
An injury is considered “catastrophic” when it results in severe and long-lasting damage to major body parts. A catastrophic injury is marked by loss of bodily function or permanent disability, forever altering the life of victim.
Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries are:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Loss of limb
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the head experiences a sudden impact that results in bruising, torn tissue, or other damage to the brain. A TBI can also occur when an object penetrates the skull, such as a bullet or piece of shattered skull.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
TBIs also occur in construction accidents or as a result of elder abuse. TBIs vary in severity, from a mild concussion to a permanent coma. TBIs result in lost wages and long-term treatment and rehabilitation costs.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Many TBI symptoms are difficult to detect, especially in children, so it is important to seek medical attention right away. Common symptoms include:
- Persistent headache or neck pain
- Feeling tired, lost or confused
- Acting, speaking, reading or thinking slowly
- Mood changes
- Blurred vision
Spinal Cord Injuries Are Expensive to Treat
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs), like TBIs, often result in high long-term treatment and rehabilitation costs. The severity of an SCI depends largely on what part of the spinal cord was injured. Moderate SCIs cause the loss of feeling in a hand or foot, while serious SCIs can cause paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Serious spinal cord injuries often lead to a lifetime of medical care. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence, our San Jose catastrophic injury attorneys can help you collect compensation to cover these long-term treatment costs.
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If you've suffered a catastrophic injury because of someone else's negligence, you deserve to have every penny of your expenses compensated. The team at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP is ready to help you file a catastrophic injury lawsuit against the at-fault party and fight for your rights.
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