Catastrophic injuries can impact every aspect of a victim’s life for the long term. They can leave a person partially or fully disabled, drastically affecting future earning potential. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury through the negligence of another, contact Faulkner Law Offices right away. Our Bakersfield personal injury attorneys are tough advocates for seriously injured people.
We have been representing injured people and their families since 1974 and are well-versed in personal injury law. Our attorneys are not intimidated by large companies. We are willing to take your case to court if necessary to recover the maximum possible compensation. When we take our cases to trial, we have a success rate of greater than 90% in the courtroom.
There is no universally accepted definition of a catastrophic injury. A working definition, widely used for legal and medical purposes, is an injury that leaves a person suffering from long-term disabilities. Catastrophic injuries can be devastating for victims and their families from a financial, legal, and emotional standpoint.
In our decades of professional practice focused solely on injury law, we have successfully represented injured people in a range of catastrophic injury matters, including:
Serious, debilitating injuries occur every day in the U.S. Common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
Individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries through the negligence of others may bring a civil action to recover damages. Compensatory damages are designed to compensate the injured person for his or her losses. These damages fall into two different categories:
A jury or judge may award any fair and reasonable sum for catastrophic injury damages. However, under the California Medical Injury Compensation Reform of 1975 (MICRA) non-economic damages for catastrophic injuries caused by medical malpractice are capped at $250,000.
The stakes are typically high in a catastrophic injury case. Responsible parties and their insurance companies will have teams of lawyers working to deny liability or reduce the value of your claim. After suffering serious, debilitating injuries, you need an experienced injury lawyer by your side to investigate the incident, determine liability, fully assess your losses, and fight aggressively for the maximum compensation available under the law.
If you or your loved one has sustained catastrophic injuries that were someone else’s fault, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible. Our Bakersfield attorneys at Faulkner Law Offices have dedicated our practice to helping seriously injured people. Call us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and the damages you may be entitled to claim.