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Santa Ana Injury Attorneys

Experiencing a catastrophic injury can lead to life-altering consequences and related long-term costs. The purpose of filing an insurance claim, or if that fails filing a lawsuit, is to ensure that you and your family are not responsible for medical costs and lost earnings. You are able to collect coverage when another party caused the accident and you are able to produce or gather the evidence to prove it. 

Whether you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury, the Santa Ana injury attorneys from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian can help. 

Types of Catastrophic Injuries We Help Clients With

What makes an injury catastrophic is when the symptoms of the injury are long-term, and life-altering. According to Sec. 42 of the United States Code, (USC), a catastrophic injury means “consequences of an injury that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work”. The costs that you could be entitled to include your emergency room treatment after the accident, as well as any additional treatments like surgery, rehabilitation, or medications. 

You are able to collect compensation for your lost wages during recovery, as well as any negative change in your earnings potential from the time you are injured through the remainder of your working life. We have helped to ensure that a number of clients have been taken care of with the following types of injuries. 

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury, TBI, happens when you experience a bump, blow, penetrating wound, or jolt to your head. When your brain moves around inside your skull, it can be bruised, which can lead to permanent chemical changes and even internal bleeding. If you have been in an accident where your head was injured in any of these ways, it is essential to seek out immediate medical attention. Brain injuries can be difficult to identify without an expert diagnosis. 

Common causes of TBI include:

Traumatic brain injuries can lead to serious injury or death, and it is essential to seek out immediate medical attention following an accident where one could have occurred. 

Spinal Cord Injury 

When the cluster of nerves that sends signals from your brain to your body is damaged, your ability to move limbs and perform basic bodily functions can be forever impacted. Common causes of spinal cord injury include:

Injury to your spine that leads to paralysis will forever impact your capacity to work, and entitle you to substantial compensation. 

Loss of Limb and/or Paralysis 

Permanent paralysis that impacts your capacity to work results in a significant economic impact on your family. When you are unable to work due to the symptoms of your catastrophic injury, the purpose of pursuing a settlement is for coverage for you and your family to replace that loss in value to your household budget. 

Wrongful Death 

When you lose a loved one to a tragic accident, you may be entitled to economic coverage for the loss of income and other value that your lost loved one contributed to your household. While no amount of money can account for a tragic accident, a wrongful death suit helps to ensure that your family is not negatively impacted by the loss. 

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries 

We are able to help a broad variety of victims of accidents and other incidents that cause catastrophic injury, but there are some common types of claims and cases that we help with. 

Car Accidents 

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) across the US in 2021 there were an estimated 42,915 deaths on the roads of the United States, According to data gathered by the Federal Highway Administration, FHWA, in 2021 alone in California there were: 

  • 17,920 serious injuries due to motor vehicle accidents
  • 4,285 fatalities in crashes on CA roads

Working with a Santa Ana personal injury attorney for your catastrophic injury from a motor vehicle accident provides you with support through the entire process, from filing to collecting your compensation. You need to collect evidence and present it in a way that the insurance company will approve, making sure that your initial claim is accepted, or negotiated on rather than denied.

A denial of your claim can lead to months or even years of delays in the compensation that you receive. Building the strongest claim from the start helps to ensure that your benefits are received sooner, so that you and your family can begin to recover and move past your accident. 

18-Wheeler Crashes 

Truck accidents are a leading cause of serious injury or death to motorists. Trucks are both taller and heavier than traditional automobiles, and as a result, passengers and drivers of traditional vehicles are more at risk of rollover accidents. This is when the truck rides over the vehicle, which can cause catastrophic injury to the occupants of the vehicle. 

Leading causes of large truck accidents include: 

  • Drowsy driving – commercial truck drivers are required to be given sufficient time off between shifts to rest. When a driver is fatigued, they are unable to drive safely as they cannot respond to conditions on the road and sudden hazards
  • Equipment malfunctions – when an equipment malfunction causes an accident, the manufacturer may be liable for the damages that are caused, including brake malfunctions, and other mechanical issues 
  • Distracted driving – when a driver’s eyes, hands, or mind are not on the road, they are engaging in distracted driving, and breaking the rules of the road

Proving what the other driver was doing is an essential part of your claim, and your Santa Ana personal injury attorney will use legal instruments to ensure that it is there to help your outcome.

Slip-and-Falls and Falls from Heights 

Properties have a duty to maintain the safety of the premises for customers, invited guests, and other parties as long as they aren’t trespassing. Slip-and-falls can lead to serious injury or death, and working with a local personal injury attorney helps to support the best possible outcome in your case. 

Workplace Injuries

Being injured on the job in California will generally be something that you’ll pursue coverage for through workers’ compensation. However, in some situations, you may be entitled to additional damages, and working with a Santa Ana personal injury lawyer helps to ensure that your rights are protected. 

How Does a Santa Ana Injury Attorney Help on My Claim or Case? 

When you or a loved one is injured, you do not automatically review the compensation that you deserve from the responsible party. To collect compensation for your catastrophic injury, you must: 

  • Prove that another party was liable for the accident that caused your injuries
  • Gather evidence to accurately measure the short- and long-term costs that are linked to your injuries, including not only medical treatments but any impact that your injuries have upon your ability to earn
  • Incorporate the evidence into a claim that you’ll file with the insurance company of the at-fault party 
  • Negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company on your claim that fully covers the damages linked to your Santa Ana catastrophic accident, or
  • Take the insurance company to court on your behalf to collect what you are entitled to 

The process of getting your claim together while recovering from a tragic injury can be especially difficult, and choosing an experienced attorney familiar with how personal injury cases process in Santa Ana work. 

Why Choose the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian?

Our Santa Ana personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience representing injured clients in California. We are familiar with the Santa Ana courts, the judges, and how the process works. This experience and familiarity with the system will be applied to the unique facts and circumstances of your claim to support the best possible outcome. 

We offer free up-front consultations, are a client-focused firm, and only get paid if we win. That’s because we take personal injury cases on contingency, which means we get paid out of a portion of what we win on your claim or case. Before we get started we’ll answer any questions you might have, so reach out now for your risk-free, cost-free case review. 

For your initial consultation, we encourage you to bring as much information as you can about your life-altering catastrophic injury and related medical treatment, as well as evidence of the accident. The more information we have to review, the more accurate our assessment of your case will be to determine if it fits with our firm. 

Connect with a Santa Ana Injury Lawyer for Help Now

To connect with the experienced Santa Ana injury lawyers from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian, reach out to us by phone at 714-400-2000, or contact us to schedule your initial consultation.