Accidents happen all the time. You can be driving to the local supermarket and get into a small accident. Or once you’re at the market, you can slip and fall on an unmarked wet surface. Crossing the street, you might encounter a driver who doesn’t notice you but is able to hit the brakes in time to prevent any serious injury.
But what if that fender bender were a more serious incident, and you suffered severe injuries that would affect your life forever? Likewise with the slip and fall in the market—what if your neck and spine were damaged to the point that you would have trouble walking the rest of your life? Or, what if you were hit by a vehicle while crossing the street?
Insurance policies don’t always make room for serious injuries like these. That’s why you need a trusted injury attorney on your side to fight for the compensation you need to recover.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in Orange County, California, contact us at the Law Offices of Steven Zwick. Our personal injury attorneys will listen to your story, discuss your legal options, and then help you recover your medical expenses and other losses in a just and fair way.
Our team proudly serves clients in cities throughout Orange County, including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Fullerton, Mission Viejo, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Tustin, Yorba Linda, and more. Reach out today to set up a time to talk.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
A catastrophic injury, by definition, is one that leaves you unable to perform any gainful work for the rest of your life. Not only will you be facing ongoing medical expenses, but you also will have no income to provide for you and your loved ones. A catastrophic injury might be one that affects your spine, brain, or skull. It might also include paralysis, amputation of a limb, blindness or deafness, chronic lung damage, or severe burns.
If these injuries result from the negligence or intentional actions of others, then the at-fault party can be held responsible. In the examples above, the driver who injured the shopper on the way to the market would likely have auto insurance, upon which a claim could be made. In the slip and fall inside the market, the owner/operator would also likely have commercial liability insurance. Lawsuits are also an avenue to compensation.