What Are Some Common Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Causes?

By Joseph Low on February 28, 2016 - Comments off

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define a catastrophic injury in part as one that causes ongoing disabilities or other challenges even after it has fully healed.  Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, compound bone fractures, and crush injuries are all examples of catastrophic injuries.

While nearly any serious accident can cause a catastrophic injury, these injuries are more likely to occur in some accident scenarios than others. Here are some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries:

Workplace Accidents

Falls from scaffolding or other heights, electrical or chemical burns, or accidents involving equipment or piles of materials or files that fall over, can easily cause severe harm. While construction and manufacturing workers face the highest risk of these types of accidents, no worker and no workplace is completely safe.

Medical Negligence

Medical errors resulting from inattention to the standard of care can easily result in harm to any part of the body, including the brain, spinal cord, major organs, or limbs. Severe infections also pose a serious risk of catastrophic injury to patients who suffer from medical mistakes.

Car Accidents

A car accident can cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, amputations, crush injuries, and other catastrophic harm. It only takes a moment of distraction behind the wheel to do serious damage to another driver, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian.

Contact an Experienced Attorney

Attorney Joseph H. Low IV is dedicated to helping those who have been injured by catastrophic accidents in Southern California. If you’re struggling to recover from a serious injury, contact our office today for a confidential consultation.

The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV can be reached at (888) 454-5569.

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