At Kirtland & Packard, LLP, our personal injury lawyers specialize in helping people who suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of someone else's negligence. Every injury is serious, especially to the person experiencing pain, but we have seen just how devastating the worst injuries can be.
These catastrophic injuries cause significant pain and disfigurement. But there are also huge long-term financial ramifications, including an inability to work and earn a living.
That's why we are so committed to pursuing the justice and compensation you deserve. We understand that compensation isn't a luxury in your situation- it's a necessity.
If you've suffered a significant injury in or around Long Beach, California, you need a catastrophic personal injury lawyer with ample experience. Please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 310-536-1000 for a free consultation.
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- Burn injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
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Burn injuries have many specific causes, but the general cause of many of them is negligence. Put simply, someone made an unacceptable mistake and your devastating injury was the result.
We understand the importance of pursuing every cent of compensation you deserve. As the victim of a severe burn injury, you're facing countless medical expenses, including:
- Surgical procedures
- Skin grafts
- Painkillers and other prescription medication
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Proper treatment of a severe burn injury requires extensive medical care. Highly skilled medical professionals have the ability to treat your burn injury, alleviate your pain and return much of your quality of life, but their work is expensive.You deserve the best medical care, and as the innocent victim of negligence, you shouldn't have to pay for it yourself.
Our lawyers have a proven track record of representing burn injury victims. We understand the medical issues and know how to investigate the incident that resulted in your injury. We will pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
We will provide you with skilled legal representation and advice based on our decades of experience in these cases. Your best interests will be our only concern when pursuing compensation for your burn injury.
The proximate cause of a traumatic brain injury is almost always some form of trauma, usually a blunt force blow to the head. These blows can damage the structure of your head and cause the brain to violently collide with your skull.
Our lawyers have helped clients who suffered brain injuries as a result of:
- Auto accidents (such as car accidents, truck accidents and, especially, motorcycle accidents)
- Aircraft accidents
- Construction accidents
One of the dangers of a brain injury is that the condition is not always immediately obvious. Some of these injuries linger and take months to make themselves fully known. It's easy to mistake the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury for something much less serious, which puts you in danger.
If you suffered an accident and you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately:
- Chronic headaches
- Behavioral changes
- Trouble sleeping
- Hearing problems
Our experience with traumatic brain injuries means we possess a unique understanding of the medical and economic challenges victims face. The lifetime cost of a single traumatic brain injury can easily exceed one million dollars- victims are facing years of surgical procedures, medication and physical therapy/rehabilitation.
For these reasons, we are passionate about pursuing the compensation you deserve. You're a victim, and you'll be paying for someone else's mistake for years. Our brain injury lawyers will not rest in their relentless pursuit of the justice you deserve.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Our spines and necks are at once immensely important and immensely vulnerable. The spinal cord is essentially the support column for our body – if it's damaged, the results can be truly devastating. In extreme circumstances, such an injury can even lead to death.
Fortunately, spinal cord injuries of such severity are relatively rare. However, it's not all uncommon for auto accident victims to suffer some kind of spinal cord injury as a result of their physical trauma.
A spinal cord injury can result in:
- Severe pain
- Chronic headaches
- Trouble walking
- Back trouble
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Loss of speaking ability
- General loss of independence and ability to earn a living
Obviously, spinal cord injury victims are facing a significant set of hurdles as they try to move on with their lives. Fortunately, you can find help in this difficult time.
Our spinal cord injury lawyers maintain a singular focus on pursuing legal remedies for your injuries. We are not scared of big insurance companies or other institutions- even government institutions. Our lawyers have helped victims just like you.
No one wants to think about losing a limb. An amputation is a catastrophic personal injury that will negatively affect the rest of your life. Such a loss makes it difficult to work and earn a living on top of the direct medical expenses and pain and suffering.
But you don't have to navigate this new reality by yourself. Our injury lawyers have helped many victims who lost limbs in devastating accidents. Money can't re-grow a limb, but just compensation can absolutely make life after an amputation easier and more bearable.
Whatever the circumstances behind your injury, we are committed to a comprehensive and professional investigation that conclusively proves liability. Negligence can take many forms, and we don't pre-judge a potential case. We allow the evidence to lead us to the responsible parties.
Everyone understands that an amputation is a serious matter. It comes with unimaginable pain and suffering, the medical expenses are staggering and it can prevent you from working and earning a living. All because someone else made an avoidable mistake.
Our firm's philosophy has always been to represent our clients with skill and passion. We are champions for victims. We fight for you in the worst moments of your life.
Pariplegia and Quadriplegia
Paralysis is the nightmare scenario for many people. When thinking about the catastrophic personal injuries that can result from a major accident, paralysis, whether partial or complete, is a distinct and tragic possibility. Paralysis is a lifetime condition and if affects every aspect of your life. The associated medical expenses are staggering, and even members of your family have to deal with the consequences.
To lose the use of a limb or multiple limbs or an entire hemisphere of your body is a tragedy. Paralysis often prevents you from working and earning a living, which makes pursuing all the compensation you are entitled to absolutely crucial.
Our lawyers have helped many clients who suffered paraplegia and quadriplegia, often as a result of a devastating auto accident.
- Paraplegia is a condition that paralyzes your legs, the lower portion of your torso and the organs of the pelvic region.
- Quadriplegia, on the other hand, refers to paralysis of all limbs. Victims lose both sensation and control of their limbs. Quadriplegia is also known as tetraplegia.
Sadly, both of these conditions are permanent and there is no cure. There are, however, treatments and pieces of equipment that can make life with paralysis infinitely more comfortable and bearable.
These treatments are expensive and require a significant investment of time. We don't think you should have to pay the costs of a tragic injury that was the result of someone else's negligence or misconduct.
We will evaluate your case at a free initial consultation and help you decide whether legal action is appropriate in your specific circumstances. If you choose to retain our lawyers, you can count on our decades of experience and unique understanding of paraplegia and quadriplegia as we pursue the compensation you deserve.
Help With Your Catastrophic Personal Injuries
The causes of these injuries often vary significantly. The proximate cause might be some kind of auto accident. It might be a devastating accident at work. But the root cause of many of these injuries is negligence – someone failed to take proper precautions, and you paid the price.
If you've suffered one of these injuries, you're facing a future full of surgical procedures, physical therapy and medication. These procedures are unpleasant and painful, but they're also as expensive as they are necessary. Few people have the financial resources on-hand to afford the full cost of a devastating traumatic brain injury, for example.
And our philosophy is that those costs shouldn't be your responsibility when the injury was caused by someone else's mistake. You deserve help. You deserve justice.
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There are no guarantees in the law. We can't promise you a specific verdict or monetary settlement. But we have a proven track record of successfully pursuing claims for victims like you. We are relentless in our pursuit of justice, and we are not cowed by big insurance companies.
If you live in Long Beach or any other California community and you're looking to speak with a catastrophic personal injury lawyer, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 310-536-1000 for a free consultation.