Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Pasadena, CA
Navigating Catastrophic Injury Claims with Empathy and Understanding
Injuries are bad enough when you are able to recover and return to normal life. When a serious injury takes away your ability to work and live normally, however, you may feel hopeless. While we understand this feeling, the Claypool Law Firm is here to tell you that there is always hope.
Our dedicated Pasadena attorney can help you move forward after catastrophic injuries. Not only will our firm help you hold the person who harmed you liable, but we will also fight for fair compensation so you can gain access to the resources you need to live a full life. In complex cases, the firm does not hesitate to partner with other exceptional lawyers in this practice area to develop the best team possible to achieve justice for the victim.
In most lawsuits there is a statute of limitations, a time limit set by the state in which time you must file your case or risk your case being thrown out. California law states that the statute of limitations in personal injury cases is two years. It is important that you file your claim sooner rather than later since there is time-sensitive evidence that could have a great impact on your case. Following any accident it is important that you get witness information and take photos at the scene of the accident if possible to serve as support for your case.
Don’t let your injuries limit you – call us at (626) 602-1333 for a free consultation.
What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?
According to Title 34 of the United States Code (§10284), a catastrophic injury is any injury that “permanently prevents [you] from performing any gainful work.”
In some cases, we can extend this definition to cover other aspects of your life. If you were an avid surfer before your injury, for example, and you cannot surf afterward, we may be able to argue that your injury was catastrophic in nature.
When it comes to civil litigation, we consider catastrophic injuries differently because of the damages involved. If you suffer a catastrophic injury, you will be unable to work and you will likely require lifelong assistance and medical care, as well.
Damages in a catastrophic injury case can help you recover:
- Missed wages
- Lost earning potential
- All medical expenses
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Assistive devices and caretaking
- Pain and suffering
- Changes to your quality of life
- And more
For maximum independence and wellbeing, you will likely need a team of specialists and caretakers. Hiring these individuals does not come cheap, which is why the money you recover can make all the difference.
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Common Catastrophic Injuries
Certain injuries can change your life in a matter of seconds. At our firm, we put ourselves in your shoes, so we can truly understand what happened to you and what you need moving forward.
We have experience handling the following cases:
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe fractures
- Permanent disabilities
Sometimes, the individuals who are harmed cannot pursue legal action on their own. If you need to pursue justice on a loved one’s behalf, our firm is ready to help.
What Causes Catastrophic Injuries?
Many of our clients come to us when they are injured or made ill by defective products. Dangerous drugs, for instance, sometimes lead to cancer, and Attorney Brian Claypool makes it his mission to help.
Other common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Unsafe conditions at work
- Defective medical devices
- And more
Young people sustain catastrophic injuries in motor vehicle accidents at an alarming rate, and many people over 65 are permanently injured by slips, trips, and falls.
For Real Change, Contact the Claypool Law Firm
You’re here because someone else’s negligence changed your life for the worst. Now, it’s up to our firm to change your life for the better.
Our team at the Claypool Law Firm is dedicated to making positive change in the lives of our clients and helping ensure that what happens to you doesn’t happen again. When we hold wrongdoers responsible for their actions, we are showing that every action has consequences and encouraging those around us to be more careful.
Do it for yourself. Do it for your family, friends, and your community.
Call the Claypool Law Firm at (626) 602-1333 or click here to request your free consultation online.
$38 Million Recovery Child Sexual Abuse Case Against LAUSD
We recovered $38,000,000 on behalf of 19 children in the Miramonte child abuse case against Los Angeles Unified School District.
$16.6 Million Verdict Landmark Child Sexual Abuse Case
We recently represented 11 adult victims of child sexual abuse in a landmark case against the City of Santa Monica Police Activities League program, recovering $16.6 million and also bringing about fundamental structural changes to safeguard at-risk children.
$6.5 Million Settlement Abuse Case Against Foster Care Provider
On the eve of a jury trial, a $6,500,000 settlement on behalf of 5 children against a private foster care agency for physical and emotional abuse. (San Bernardino County Court).
$4.5 Million Recovery Hazing Case Against Local School District
We recovered $4.5 million dollars against La Puente / Hacienda Unified School District on behalf of 6 high school boys who were hazed by fellow soccer players
$4.5 Million Settlement Fatal Police Shooting of Unarmed Man
We obtained a $4.5 million settlement in a Federal Civil Rights action on behalf of the wife and children of an unarmed young man named Michael Nidah who was shot in the back and killed by a City of Downey Police Officer. (Assisted by co-lead counsel Dale K. Galipo).
$4.5 Million Verdict Jury Verdict Against Long Beach PD
A Federal court jury awarded $4.5 million in a civil rights case against the Long Beach Police Department stemming from the shooting death of an unarmed man named Doug Zerby. (Assisted by co-counsel).
$2.5 Million Settlement Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting
$2.5 million settlement in a Federal lawsuit against the Port Authority of San Diego Police Department in a fatal officer-involved shooting of an unarmed man named Steven Hirschfield. (Assisted by co-counsel).
$1.7 Million Settlement Sexual Assault Case Against School District
Claypool Law Firm secured a $1.7 million settlement against Los Alamitos Unified School District on behalf of a teenage girl who was sexually assaulted by a wood-shop teacher.
A History of Success for Our Clients
The firm has an approximate 90% success rate. Mr. Claypool has conducted in excess of 100 jury trials in state and federal courts.
Undivided Attention on Your Case
Mr. Claypool is personally involved in every case and is committed to building strong personal connections with his clients.
To ensure that every client receives the attention and support he or she deserves, our firm maintains a select caseload and will not hesitate to partner with other upstanding lawyers in Southern California.
Dedicated to Social Change
Our firm is committed to helping victims of injustice break the code of silence that often permeates within private and government entities.
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