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Santa Clarita Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Catastrophic Accident Personal Injury Cases

When it comes to catastrophic injury claims, there is typically more at risk than a normal personal injury lawsuit. Catastrophic injuries include serious and life-changing injuries, including brain injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation, and more. These types of injuries can be expensive, require ongoing medical treatment, and result in a person’s inability to work for a long period of time—or ever. All of these things can place a huge financial strain on victims and cause additional pain and suffering for them and their families.

When someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct was the cause of your injuries, we can help fight for your rights. Since 1980, the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson has been helping victims of catastrophic injuries fight to secure maximum compensation from the at-fault parties. Our Santa Clarita catastrophic injury lawyers understand the law, as well as the unique challenges you face. We are here to guide you throughout the legal process, all while handling the various aspects of your case so that you can simply focus on getting treatment and healing.

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40+ Years of Experience

When people have been seriously injured in accidents or as a result of others’ negligence, they need two things from their attorneys—they deserve to be treated with respect and they deserve real results. Our firm has been delivering both to our clients since 1980.

Supportive, Honest & Responsive Care

Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.

Offering Services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog

The multilingual proficiency of our legal team presents a distinct advantage, ensuring accessibility and effective communication for a diverse range of clients.

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Accidents can occur at any moment, day or night. That’s why our services are available 24/7, ensuring immediate assistance and support when you need it the most.

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When we take on your case, you can have peace of mind knowing that there is no fee unless we secure a successful outcome for you. Our commitment is aligned with your success, ensuring that you only pay when we win your case.

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    Examples of Catastrophic Injuries

    While there is no actual definition of a “catastrophic injury,” most agree that any injury that has severe, debilitating effects on the victim and alters the victim’s life in a significant way is catastrophic in nature.

    Some of the most common catastrophic injuries include:

    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Loss of limbs (amputation)
    • Paraplegia and quadriplegia/tetraplegia
    • Paralysis
    • Severe soft tissue or internal organ damage
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Extensive burns
    • Extensive burns
    • Multiple broken bones

    All of these catastrophic injuries can lead to decreased quality of life, as well as immense pain and suffering. Often, these injuries will prevent the victim from returning to work, either temporarily or permanently, affecting their ability to earn a living and provide for their family. Put simply, the physical, emotional, and financial costs of a catastrophic injury are enormous.

    A skilled personal injury attorney can help you fight to recover the full compensation you are owed for damages arising from serious injuries. At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we use many resources and our experience with the law in order to help maximize our clients’ claims.

    Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

    Catastrophic injuries can change your life in the blink of an eye. One day, you could be walking into work or driving your car down the road and the next, you could be in bed unable to move or waking up with a missing limb or major bodily reconstruction. Some common causes of catastrophic injuries include:

    Car Accidents

    As expected, car accidents account for a large number of catastrophic accidents nationwide. In fact, in California alone, more than 3,000 people die every year in car accidents. Being in the Valencia area, you are likely well aware of how dangerous drivers can be, which is why being prepared and alert is essential on the road.

    Sport and Recreational Activities

    Imagine driving an ATV or professionally riding a BMX bike when, all of a sudden, a patch of unkempt track or a mistake on behalf of the competition organizers leads to a back or spinal cord injury that affects your life dramatically. This kind of accident happens more than you would think and affects countless individuals worldwide each year.

    Construction Accidents

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “4,693 worker fatalities occurred in private industry in 2016…991 of those fatalities, or 21.1% of those deaths, were doing some kind of construction work.” A simple slip from a high point, a misuse of a work tool, or being hit on the head could quickly lead to a catastrophic injury or fatality.

    Workplace Accidents

    Just as construction accidents are a leading cause of workplace accidents, office workers, as well as other extreme job holders such as cable men and firefighters, face workplace accidents each and every day. These accidents can lead to electrocution, brain injury, back injuries, and many other catastrophic injuries that are typically highly unexpected and devastating.

    Medical Mistakes

    According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, more than 250,000 people in the United States die each year as a result of medical mistakes, making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.

    Medical mistakes can often take what was a simple procedure and turn it into a life-threatening one. In this life-altering situation, it is crucial to have a catastrophic injuries attorney on your side.

    Call 661.294.0044 now to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.

    When Can You File a Catastrophic Injury Claim?

    Like any other type of personal injury matter, in order to file a catastrophic injury claim, you will need to prove that someone else—be it another person, a business, or even a government entity—was somehow negligent or acted wrongfully. You will also need to prove that it was because of this negligent or wrongful conduct that you were injured.

    You may have grounds to file a claim if you or your loved one was catastrophically injured due to:

    • A car accident caused by a drunk driver
    • Being attacked by a dog that was not on a leash
    • An explosion at work
    • Negligent care in a nursing home
    • Unsafe conditions on someone else’s property
    • A truck, train, bus, or boating accident
    • Being hit by a car while walking or cycling
    • A defective product or automobile part

    These are just some examples of when catastrophic injury victims can take legal action and seek financial compensation; if you were injured and you believe someone else was at fault, reach out to our team to learn how our Santa Clarita catastrophic injury lawyers can help.

    A Free Consultation with a Santa Clarita Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Is Just a Phone Call Away

    At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we are committed to presenting the strongest case possible for our clients. Our goal is to serve as your voice, fighting to protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process. During your free consultation, we can discuss your case in detail and learn more about what happened, what you are going through, and what challenges you still face.

    In the state of California, you have just two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit, so it’s important to move quickly. If you do not file a claim within the two-year statute of limitations, you will almost certainly be barred from bringing a case.

    The Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson serves clients in Valencia, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch, Fillmore, the San Fernando Valley, and throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. We offer legal services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog and provide all of our services on a contingency fee basis.