Your life could change forever after experiencing a catastrophic injury. You may be unable to work or engage in activities you once enjoyed. In some cases, your family members might even need to adjust their lifestyles to care for you.
Many events, including vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, and medical errors, can cause devastating injuries. But regardless of the circumstances, Valero Law Group’s skilled injury attorneys are here to help. If another party’s reckless actions caused you harm, our California catastrophic injury lawyers can fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injury-related losses. Schedule your initial catastrophic injury case evaluation by calling our team members to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
Catastrophic Injuries are Life-Changing
Although state law does not define a catastrophic injury, legal representatives recognize these conditions as one that has a long-term impact on a person’s ability to earn a living, participate in activities, and enjoy meaningful relationships.
People often think of severe burns, brain damage, and spinal cord injuries when they imagine a catastrophic injury. However, any condition that physically limits you could be catastrophic, including injuries that:
- Impede the function of a bodily system
- Cause chronic pain or fatigue
- Limit mobility or limb function
- Result in cognitive impairment
- Produce a debilitating psychological condition
We understand that rehabilitation costs can be crippling. Our team of hardworking attorneys in California will ensure that your financial recovery supports your medical care expenses. At Valero Law Group, we will present proof demonstrating the impact that a debilitating injury has had on an individual.
How Can an Attorney Help After a Severe Injury Occurs in California?
If you suffered a catastrophic injury, speak with our attorneys at Valero Law Group as quickly as possible. Insurance companies for responsible parties could approach you soon after your incident and attempt to settle a claim for as little as possible. However, we will handle communication with the responsible parties and their insurance carriers to demand settlement offers that reflect the true value of your losses.
Statute of Limitations
In California, you can file a civil lawsuit within two years from the date of the incident that caused your injury. In some cases, exceptions might apply that could extend your time to sue, but you should not delay your claim. Our skilled team members will ensure that your claim is filed within the correct timeframe.
California Tort Claims Act
Special rules apply when the state or one of its political subdivisions, such as a county, city, or town, bears responsibility for your catastrophic accident. Common mishaps of this nature might include:
- City bus accidents
- Car accidents where an at-fault driver was a public employee on duty
- Burns from municipal fireworks
- Assaults by law enforcement officers
- Elevator injuries in a local office building
- Sports injuries in public schools
- Any other injuries that occur on government property, involve a government employee, or result from a negligent government action
Under California Civil Code §815.2, you can sue a government entity for your injuries, but you must notify the appropriate government office within six months of the incident. Failure to submit a notice to the proper office on time could bar you from pursuing a claim in California. At Valero Law Group, our lawyers will preserve your right to sue by filing the required notice on time to get you a favorable case outcome.
Trust a California Catastrophic Injury Attorney with Your Civil Claim
It is understandable to be frustrated after suffering from a serious injury, especially when another person is to blame. Fortunately, our strong advocates will represent your interests. A California catastrophic injury lawyer at Valero Law Group will negotiate with the responsible parties on your behalf and file a lawsuit if they do not offer a reasonable agreement. Working with our experienced legal professionals allows you to focus on healing while knowing that someone is fighting for you.