Fresno Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Fresno Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Fresno Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been involved in a catastrophic accident, contact our top-rated Fresno accident attorneys today.

Catastrophic accidents could lead to severe injuries, and could most likely change a victim’s life forever. Many victims who suffer catastrophic injuries are unable to return back to normal life. Many may not be able to return back to work, and miss out on lost wages. Others have high medical bills and costs. If you or a loved one has been injured in a catastrophic accident, contact our accident attorneys to see how you can get compensation for your injuries. In California, if you have been injured because of another’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation from them.

 Our top-rated accident attorneys have decades of experience representing victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries. We understand how to navigate through the legal process, and we’ll make sure that your rights are well represented while we seek justice in your favor. It is very difficult to communicate with insurance companies, especially if you have suffered catastrophic injuries. Insurance companies will always try to downplay their liability as much as possible, blaming preconditions for your injury, or even downplaying the severity of your injury.

We understand that a catastrophic injury not only affects you, but also your family members. We always fight for our clients, and have a successful track record making sure our clients get compensation. We have recovered around 300 million dollars for our clients.

What is considered a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is a severe and serious injury that makes a victim unable to return back to work. Catastrophic injuries take months, even years to heal from. Oftentimes, catastrophic injuries can cause permanent damage, and the victim most likely will not be able to resume the day-to-day activities they used to do.

What do you do after a catastrophic injury?

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, there are certain steps you must take to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve from the at fault party. This includes:

  1. Seek medical assistance immediately after the accident. Catastrophic injuries require extensive medical treatments, such as prescription medication, surgery, and months of physical rehabilitation.
  2. Report the accident. If a police officer did not arrive on the scene to write up a police report, you must report the accident to your insurance company, and to the police.
  3. Gather evidence regarding the accident. Take pictures of the accident scene, take down any witness information, and take pictures of any property damage suffered.

Contact a top-rated catastrophic injury lawyer to see how you can seek recovery for your injuries.

Is a catastrophic injury life-threatening?

A catastrophic injury is almost always life-threatening and most likely results in fatalities or permanent physical damage.  Catastrophic injuries should not be taken lightly, and anybody who has suffered a catastrophic injury must seek medical assistance immediately. Oftentimes, those who have suffered catastrophic injuries need constant 24/7 medical assistance at home.

What causes catastrophic injuries?

  • Car accidents 
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents 
  • Bicycle accidents 
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Construction accidents
  • Metro accidents 
  • Train accidents 
  • Uber accidents 
  • Sports accidents

What are some examples of catastrophic injuries?

“Catastrophic injury” is a very broad term used to refer to a variety of different serious life-threatening injuries. Examples of catastrophic injuries are:

  • Burns
  • Internal organ damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of sight
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury new line and rotation
  • Paralysis

Usually, those who suffer a catastrophic injury will have to have ongoing home care, along with modified cars and technology.

Long Term Effects of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can have a variety of long-term effects including:

  • Mood swings
  • Inability to control body movements
  • Spasms
  • Loss of speech
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of sight

When should I file my catastrophic injury lawsuit?

California statute of limitations state that a plaintiff must file their catastrophic injury lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. This means that if the plaintiff files their lawsuit after two years, they will lose their right to file a lawsuit.

When should I settle my catastrophic injury lawsuit?

Catastrophic injury lawsuits usually take a long time because of the severity of the injuries. Insurance companies will also try to downplay their responses as much as possible. Unfortunately, we cannot give you a straightforward answer as to how long your catastrophic injury lawsuit will take. But we will make sure that you receive all the updates associated with your claim, and that your rights are represented to the fullest extent.

What if I was also at fault for my catastrophic injury?

California comparative law statutes allow the victim of an accident to still be able to collect compensation even if they were partially at fault. For example, if you were partially at fault for your injuries, and were liable for 10%, you will be able to recover 90% of your injuries from the third-party who contributed to your accident.

Who is held liable for my catastrophic injuries?

Who the potential defendant may be depends on the circumstances of your accident. For example, the different types of defendants we have seen are:

  • Employers
  • Hotel owners
  • Landowners
  • Tenants
  • Business owners
  • Property managers
  • Hospitals
  • Neighbors
  • Drivers
  • Motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists

What type of treatments are needed for catastrophic injuries?

If you have suffered any type of catastrophic injury, you most likely will need:

  • Life care planning specialist
  • At home medical care
  • Home accessibility changes
  • Prosthetics
  • Modified technology
  • Rehabilitation therapy

Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you have the ability to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your deceased family member. You will be able to recover compensation such as lost income, and funeral expenses. Catastrophic injuries sometimes result in fatalities, and we are here to help every step of the way.

What can I recover from my catastrophic injuries?

You can recover a variety of different types of compensation, including:

  • Past lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Past medical bills
  • Future medical treatments
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Psychological trauma

What will our catastrophic injury attorneys do?

  • Our Fresno accident attorneys have free initial no obligation consultations where we will learn the details of your case, and determine what type of legal action we can take.
  • Our accident attorneys will hold an in-depth investigation to determine liability and who the at fault parties are in your catastrophic accident. For example, we will collect police accident reports, interview witnesses, speak to our top-rated Fresno medical experts, etc.
  • Our attorneys will negotiate and settle with insurance companies and third parties
  • Our attorneys will go to trial if the insurance company refuses to pay out a settlement amount.

Contact Megeredchian Law Today

Contact our top-rated Fresno accident attorneys today to see how you can get recovery for your catastrophic injuries. Minor injuries could affect your life for a couple months, but severe catastrophic injuries will linger and affect your life forever. It is important that you get the representation you deserve. We have offices located in every major city in Fresno County, and are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns our clients may have.

 We understand that no two catastrophic injury cases are the same, and we provide our individualized attention and knowledge to each case. If we are not able to settle with the third-party, we are not afraid of going to trial. We always want to make sure that our clients obtain the maximum compensation for their injuries and the best results. Contact our top-rated legal team to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today.

We have offices located in major cities in California including Fresno, Stockton, Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, etc.

Direccion: 1444 Fulton St. Fresno, CA 93721

Teléfono: (559) 212-3317