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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

San Jose Serious Accident and Injury Claims

What is a "catastrophic" injury?
For an injury to be considered "catastrophic" it typically involves severe physical trauma which may be life-threatening to the patient. Catastrophic injuries often have a significant impact on the victims' lives, causing temporary or permanent disability as well as emotional side effects. Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation, severe burns, and head trauma may all be categorized as catastrophic injuries.

What are some potential causes of catastrophic injuries?
Serious injuries may have numerous potential causes. The types of cases our law firm most often deals with are those involving negligence, or another person's failure to act with proper care. Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents and workplace accidents may all potentially cause catastrophic injuries to an unsuspecting victim.

How do I know if I have a case?
Generally speaking, any serious injury that was caused due to another person's conduct, whether intentional or stemming from carelessness, may be grounds for an injury claim. For work-related accidents, you do not need to prove that someone else was at fault in order to seek workers' compensation benefits - you simply need to prove that the injury was related to work. By talking to a San Jose catastrophic injury lawyer at our law firm, you can find out more about whether you may have a case. Your initial consultation is free!

What types of compensation may I receive in a San Jose serious injury claim?
Although the amount and type of financial compensation a victim of a serious injury will receive will vary depending on the particular case, following are some of the types of compensation that may be awarded:

  • Medical bills
  • Costs of future medical care
  • Medical supplies, medication and assistive devices, such as a wheelchair
  • Expenses to care for the injured victim
  • Lost earnings
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • For a wrongful death: funeral costs and loss of companionship

What will it cost to hire an injury lawyer at Accident Lawyers?
When you work with a lawyer at Accident Lawyers, you will not pay any legal fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf.

To learn more about catastrophic injuries, contact a San Jose serious injury attorney at our law offices at 408-516-2417.