San Jose Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
At the AV® rated San Jose law firm of Shea & Shea, our personal injury attorneys concentrate on the proof and recovery of damages in cases involving permanent or catastrophic injuries such as brain damage, paralysis, amputation, and severe burns. The following are examples of the kinds of catastrophic injury cases we handle on behalf of our clients:
Severe and Moderate Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury cases can result in anything from dizziness, memory loss, loss of consciousness, or even death. Extensive medical treatment may be necessary if you've suffered this type of injury.
Mild traumatic brain injuries may result in serious consequences, despite its name. Injuries of this kind could result from traffic accidents or other severe accidents.
Acquired Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries result from force to the head, while acquired brain injuries result from illness, toxic exposure, or lack of oxygen to the brain. Causes include: strikes, asphyxiation, and medical negligence.
Closed Head Injuries
Closed head trauma is any head injury that does not include penetration or a fracture to the skull. If you sustained this type of injury from a workplace accident or a traffic collision, we could help stand up for you.
Spinal Cord Injuries
If you were injured in a construction site accident, traffic collision, or workplace accident, you could have suffered from a spinal cord injury. This type of injury can lead extensive medical treatment as well as long-term disability.
Neck and Back Injuries
The back and neck are made up of numerous muscles and are therefore very fragile. If you were injured in a fall or accident, neck and back trauma can result in lost wages and steep medical bills.
Post-concussion disorder describes numerous symptoms that appear after a brain concussion. These could include sleeplessness, hearing loss, memory problems, and more.
After an accident, one possible injury is coma. The brain injury that led to the coma includes accident, drowning, and blunt force trauma.
Electrocutions and explosions can lead to burn injuries. Besides extensive medical treatment, victims can suffer from constant discomfort, itching, hypersensitivity, scarring, and disfigurement.
If you lost a loved one because of the negligence or carelessness of another, the guilty party should be held responsible for their actions. Although this will in no way make up for the loss of your friend or family member, it could prevent it from happening again.
Nothing is more heartbreaking than watching your child suffer. If your child was injured because of the negligence or recklessness of another, you could have a case.
Birth injuries include: cerebral palsy, forceps injuries, brain injuries, and infections. If your baby was injured because of the negligence of a medical professional, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
Suffering a catastrophic injury? Contact Shea & Shea!
To learn more about our approach to client service in the worst accident cases, contact an experienced lawyer at our firm. We work closely with each of our clients and their families in order to ensure that we are providing the best possible service to you. We assign a case management nurse to your case to help minimize the burdens of litigation and smooth the logistical hurdles that many accident victims encounter with respect to medical appointments, insurance claims, and coordination of care.
In many instances, we are able to help resolve problems concerning diagnostic tests or rehabilitative therapies that your health care insurer will not cover. In all catastrophic injury cases, we carefully select and assemble a multidisciplinary team of medical, rehabilitative, and life care planning experts, whose experience and credentials match your specific situation. These professionals are not only indispensable to the proof of your damage claims, but they can also be helpful in promoting your physical recovery, and in helping your family adapt to the difficult realities of an uncertain prognosis or a permanent disability. Contact a San Jose catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible!