Bakersfield Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
Outstanding Legal Representation for Victims of Life-Altering Injuries
Serious, life-changing injuries can and often do occur without warning. Individuals and their families rarely have time to prepare for the lasting consequences of a catastrophic injury, which can range from debilitating physical limitations to severe emotional distress, serious financial strain, and more.
At Fowler | Helsel | Vogt, our Bakersfield catastrophic injury attorneys are dedicated to holding the responsible parties accountable for your accident and fighting for the justice you deserve. We have handled a wide variety of catastrophic injury cases, striving in every instance to recover the maximum compensation our clients are owed. We have been helping injured victims for more than 40 years—find out what our firm can do for you!
If you or a loved one is suffering a catastrophic injury as a result of someone else's negligence, contact our firm online or at (559) 900-1280 for outstanding legal assistance. Free consultations available.
What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?
While most injuries cause physical suffering and some degree of distress, catastrophic injuries are those that have severe, long-lasting, and life-altering effects. Many catastrophic injuries are permanent and the most serious can eventually lead to death.
Common examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Loss of eyesight, hearing, or another sense
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
These injuries not only involve intense physical pain and suffering at the outset, but generally result in profound, life-long consequences as well as significant lifestyle changes. Catastrophic injuries can be particularly devastating for children who usually have special needs and whose cases deserve special attention.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
One of the most common types of catastrophic injury is traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), TBIs affect more than 1.4 million people every year, or an estimated 2% of the U.S. population.
TBIs can cause a wide variety of effects, including the impairment of a person’s:
- Cognitive abilities
- Language and speech
Fighting for fair compensation for these types of injuries, which can range from mild to severe, is typically a complex process that requires the proactive involvement of both a catastrophic injury attorney and the injured victim or family members. Our team is standing by and are prepared to use our experience to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Traumatic Injuries of the Spinal Cord
Another common catastrophic injury involves traumatic injury of the spinal cord. The overwhelming majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle collisions. These types of injuries—including partial paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia—can be debilitating and can have life-long effects ranging from pressure sores and respiratory complications to spasticity and scoliosis.
Fighting for Fair Recovery on Your Behalf
The financial impact of long-term care for one of these or other types of catastrophic injuries can easily exceed millions of dollars, yet the long-term implications for such injures are often not readily apparent. Anyone suffering a catastrophic injury deserves an attorney that understands these complex and often delicate issues.
Any settlement of a catastrophic injury claim must consider a multitude of complex factors, including compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages/loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Future surgeries and ongoing treatment
- Future medical or nursing care
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, contact one of the catastrophic injury attorneys at Fowler | Helsel | Vogt. For over 40 years, our attorneys have been dedicated to representing the victims and families of those harmed through the negligent acts of others.
Get in touch with us today to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.
The client suffered severe injuries to his legs when the 2-story ladder he was climbing (which was affixed to the building), detached causing him to fall approximately 15 feet.
The client was rear-ended by a commercial work truck resulting in serious neck and back injuries. After months of conservative treatment, the client eventually underwent surgical repair to her cervical spine.
FHV filed a lawsuit against a local agribusiness on behalf of the father and dependents of a young man whose life was cut short following the release of ammonia gas from the company's refrigeration equipment.
Multiple Car Pile Up Results in $750,000 Recovery for Client.
The driver suffered severe burns due to a salvaged vehicle catching on fire. Settled to the plaintiff for damages.