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Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

If you suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you deserve compensation. At Child & Jackson, our catastrophic injury lawyers know how to investigate these types of complex accident claims to prove liability and help you recover every penny of compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. Let the legal team at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers help you obtain the fair settlement you deserve for an accident that was not your fault.

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How Can a Catastrophic Injury Attorney Help?

At Child & Jackson, our catastrophic injury lawyers specialize in helping clients who have suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to the negligence of others. 
When a catastrophic injury attorney on our legal team handles your case, they will:

Investigate the Accident

Your catastrophic injury lawyer will gather and analyze evidence to determine liability. 
Evidence can include:

  • Medical records
  • Medical bills
  • Vehicle repair estimates
  • Police report
  • Employment records
  • Photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and property damage
  • Witness statements
  • Expert testimony
  • Video footage
  • Phone records
And other pieces of evidence that can help them build a strong case that proves the other party should be held liable for your accident-related losses.

Negotiating with the Insurance Company

Your catastrophic injury lawyer will handle all communication and settlement negotiations with the insurance company involved in your case. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have decades of experience negotiating with claims adjusters and know the tactics they attempt to use to deny a claim or minimize payout. We will not back down until the insurance company pays you the settlement you deserve.

Filing a Lawsuit

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your catastrophic injury lawyer will be prepared to take your case to trial and fight for your right to fair compensation. 

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I throughly enjoyed working with Erik and the Child & Jackson firm. I was unfortunate enough to be in an automobile accident, him and his team really took care of me and helped me win my case. I am satisfied with all the help and the outcome of the lawsuit. I would definitely work with Child & Jackson if the time comes again. Thank you for everything.
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What Are Considered Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries are injuries that result in significant and long-term physical, emotional, or cognitive impairments. These injuries often have life-altering consequences and may require extensive medical treatment, ongoing rehabilitation, and long-term care. 

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury involves severe head trauma resulting in cognitive impairment, memory loss, personality changes, and physical disabilities.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Damage to the spinal cord can lead to paralysis, loss of sensation, and impaired motor function, often resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia.

Loss Of Limb

The loss of a limb or extremity can significantly impact mobility, independence, and daily activities.


Extensive burns covering a large portion of the body can result in disfigurement, scarring, and permanent physical disabilities.

Bone Fractures

Extensive fractures or broken bones in critical areas such as the skull, pelvis, or spine, can result in pain, mobility limitations, and long-term complications.

Internal Organ Damage

Severe damage to the internal organs, such as the heart, lungs, liver, or kidneys, will require surgical intervention and lifelong medical treatment.

Hearing or Vision Loss

Permanent hearing  loss or vision loss caused by trauma or injury can impact communication, mobility, and a person’s overall quality of life.

What Are the Most Common Causes Of Catastrophic Injuries?

The most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:

Auto Accidents

Car accidents, motorcycle, and truck accidents are leading causes of catastrophic injuries.


Falls from heights and trip and fall accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, including TBIs, spinal cord injuries, and multiple bone fractures.

Accidents in the Workplace

Accidents that occur in construction and industrial settings, on construction sites, in manufacturing plants, and other workplaces can cause catastrophic injuries such as severe burns, amputations, and crush injuries.

Recreational Activities and Sports

Recreational activities like skiing, snowboarding, and horseback riding and high-impact sports can result in catastrophic injuries, including TBIs, spinal cord injuries, and orthopedic injuries.

Medical Malpractice

Negligence or errors made by healthcare providers during surgery, childbirth, anesthesia administration, or medication management can result in catastrophic injuries such as organ failure, brain damage, or paralysis.

Defective Products

Defective products, such as medical devices, auto parts, machinery, and equipment, can cause catastrophic injuries.

Construction Accidents

Falls from heights, crane accidents, equipment failures, and other types of accidents at construction sites can result in catastrophic injuries to both workers and bystanders.

Pedestrian Accidents

Accidents while walking or crossing the street, such as being struck by a motor vehicle, can result in catastrophic injuries.

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover After Sustaining a Catastrophic Injury?

If you suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Your catastrophic injury lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers will carefully investigate your accident and assess your damages to ensure you recover every penny of compensation you’re owed, including future medical costs.

At Child & Jackson, we know how important it is for our clients to have the compensation they need to continue medical care that will help improve their health and quality of life.

What is the Statute of Limitations in California?

You will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, your case will be dismissed. This means you will be unable to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. When you hire a catastrophic injury attorney, you can feel confident that your lawsuit will be filed correctly and on time.

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If you were injured in an accident that resulted in a catastrophic injury, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our catastrophic injury lawyers have decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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