Spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are two of the most common catastrophic injuries suffered in accidents. Recovering compensation to deal with the high costs of medical care and lost future earnings associated with SCI and TBI requires legal help. When someone else is responsible for your injury, catastrophic injury lawyers in Los Angeles can gather evidence to prove fault and hold liable parties accountable.
Understanding what puts you at risk can help you avoid situations that potentially lead to a catastrophic injury in the first place. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents cause 46 percent of all U.S. spinal cord injuries. However, statistics show that seat belt use reduces the likelihood of spinal cord injury by 60 percent. When people use seatbelts in combination with airbags, the chances of SCI further reduce by 80 percent. Falls are the second leading cause of spinal cord injury, causing 22 percent of SCI cases. Falls are also a source of traumatic brain injury and are, in fact the leading cause, with 35.2 percent of all TBI cases resulting from falls. Motor vehicle accidents rank as the second highest cause, attributable to 17.3 percent of traumatic brain injuries.
Catastrophic injuries are tragic for everyone involved, both victims and their families. The most severe cases may run into millions of dollars for lifetime medical care. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, find out how a serious injuries lawyer in Long Beach can help.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker has represented more than 100,000 individuals in injury cases and has recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of their clients.