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California Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

California Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

The California catastrophic injury lawyers at Bisnar Chase are here to help accident victims and their families win fair compensation for the pain and losses that they have faced.

A catastrophic injury can be completely life-altering, both for the victim and for everyone around them. It can leave a person with chronic pain and permanent disabilities, destroying their quality of life. Even basic daily activities can prove difficult when you have sustained a major injury.

Many victims are hit by a double whammy; unable to work due to the severity of their injuries while being overwhelmed by huge medical expenses. But you do not have to face these challenges alone.

Contact our catastrophic injury attorneys for a free consultation with a legal expert. We have a 99% success rate and will fight for you.


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Catastrophic Injury Definition

What does it mean to have a catastrophic injury? There are several different definitions. The American Medical Association says that a catastrophic injury involves damage to the spinal cord, the spine, the skull, or the brain.

An accident can be classed as catastrophic if it results in:

  • Major trauma to the head or neck
  • Damage causing permanent physical or mental disability
  • Death

Catastrophic injuries can leave victims dealing with long-term issues that significantly impact their lives, as well as the lives of those around them.

If a person has suffered long-term effects, such as being unable to walk or sustaining brain damage, this can put an enormous financial and emotional burden on the victim and their family.

Bisnar Chase is an outstanding personal injury law firm that helps victims of all kinds. But we excel in handling catastrophic injury cases. It is important to us that we secure justice for those who have endured extreme suffering.

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10 Types of Catastrophic Injuries

There are many different kinds of catastrophic injuries. Some might cause significant short-term pain, while others leave lasting effects, from disabilities to physical and emotional scarring.

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  Burn injuries: Severe burns can result in extreme pain, nerve damage, and disfigurement.

  Multiple bone fractures: When someone suffers multiple bone fractures in a single incident, recovery can be slow and problematic. It may lead to long-term effects, such as a loss of strength and mobility.

  Amputations: Losing a limb or appendage, such as an arm or leg, can completely change your life. It will take a long time to recover and adapt to an amputation, causing lasting issues.

  Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord trauma can stop signals being transmitted from the brain to the rest of the body, sometimesA doctor applying a bandage to a catastrophic injury victim. causing partial or complete paralysis.

  Traumatic brain injuries: Severe damage to the brain can have permanent consequences. It can cause mental and physical disabilities.

  Electrocution injuries: Electrocution occurs when an electric current passes through a person’s body. It can result in major burns, internal injuries, cardiac problems, and even death.

  Nerve damage: When significant damage is done to a victim’s nerves, it can impact feeling, movement, and vital bodily functions.

  Eye injuries: The eyes are extremely delicate. Trauma to the eyes may result in a temporary or permanent loss of sight.

  Neck injuries: Tears, fractures, and joint damage within the neck can cause pain, loss of mobility, and paralysis.

  Internal components: Injuries can occur to a range of components within the body, causing severe and catastrophic damage. Examples include herniated discs, a torn meniscus, or torn rotator cuff.

These are just a few examples of serious injury types. In addition to those listed above, other serious conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome can fall into slightly different categories under the catastrophic injury umbrella.

To find out if your claim could be successful, contact the California catastrophic injury attorneys at Bisnar Chase now for a free case review.

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Common Causes of Severe Injuries

There are many ways for a person to suffer a catastrophic injury. It will probably come as no surprise that vehicular accidents cause a huge portion of major injuries.

For example, a car or motorcycle accident involving a rollover, a head-on collision, or a T-bone collision, can easily cause extreme bodily damage. Drivers and passengers in cars should wear a seatbelt at all times, while motorbike riders should wear always wear helmets.

Catastrophic injury causes include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Workers compensation injuries
  • Sporting injuries
  • Fires
  • Construction accidents
  • Assaults
  • Medical malpractice

This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you want to know if you have a claim and are looking for a catastrophic injury lawyer in California, contact Bisnar Chase now.



We provide superior representation and can help you win the compensation you deserve.

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Catastrophic Injury Statistics

A large number of people suffer severe and life-changing injuries every year in the United States. These statistics show how people are impacted by devastating accidents.

  • About 291,000 people are living with spinal cord injuries in the U.S.
  • More than 17,700 spinal cord injuries are suffered every year
  • In the U.S. about 1.5 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) per year
  • 230,000 TBI victims are hospitalized annually, while another 50,000 die
  • 37,000 Americans die in auto accidents each year, with 3 million injured
  • Vehicle crashes carry annual medical care and productivity loss costs of $75 billion

Catastrophic injuries are surprisingly common and incredibly expensive, putting an extreme burden on victims and their families.

Contact our California catastrophic injury attorneys at Bisnar Chase to get the legal representation you deserve.

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Who is Liable for a Catastrophic Injury?

A victim of a catastrophic injury with a leg cast and crutches, consulting with a doctor

You can only take legal action for an injury if it was caused by some form of negligence. That means that the accident must have been caused – at least in part – by a person’s careless/reckless actions or inactions.

One of the first steps you must take after being injured in an accident is to identify the liable party. This is not always easy. Multiple people might be at fault, or the circumstances of the accident might make it unclear whether negligence played a part.

Contact Bisnar Chase for help in filing a catastrophic injury lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers will help identify the liable parties and take action.

Examples of catastrophic injury liability include:

  • Reckless or careless drivers
  • Employers
  • Manufacturers of distributors of dangerous/defective products
  • Property owner
  • Dog owner
  • Companies and corporations

For example, if you were hurt in a car accident caused by another driver, attacked and bitten by a dog that its owner failed to control, or trip and fall on another person’s property due to broken flooring, you may be able to win compensation.

Contact our California catastrophic injury lawyers now for immediate help.

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Winning Fair Compensation for a Serious Injury

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to another person’s negligence, it is only fair that you are compensated.

The scope of a lawsuit can cover a wide range of factors to make sure injury victims are not shortchanged by their suffering.

As your personal injury attorneys, it is our job to win catastrophic injury compensation that covers:

  • Your medical bills
  • Any lost wages as a result of the injury
  • Your lost capacity to earn in the future
  • Rehab and recovery costs
  • Ongoing short or long-term care costs
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Emotional trauma
  • Compromised quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death
  • Punitive damages

We strongly believe that victims should be properly compensated for their losses, as well as the pain and suffering they have endured.

Brian Chase, national auto defect attorney

Brian Chase, Senior Partner:
“Each case is different, with different variables and factors playing a part. But with the resources we have, not to mention our track record of securing top settlements and verdicts, I can guarantee that we will maximize the value of your case.”

At Bisnar Chase, we know that no amount of money can bring back a lost loved one, or completely compensate for a lost limb and other catastrophic injuries. But we are dedicated to securing justice, and winning the maximum possible compensation for you.

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Catastrophic Injury FAQs

Do not be daunted by taking legal action after suffering an injury. Our team is here to help you through every step of the process. Some of the most frequently asked questions by prospective clients are answered below.

If you have a query that has not been covered, do not hesitate to contact us.

A catastrophic injury often involves damage to the head, neck, or spinal cord. The term can also be used to describe a range of injuries, including burns, eye damage, and many more. Some catastrophic injuries can result in permanent physical and mental disabilities. Bisnar Chase is here to help severe injury victims.

The statute of limitations under California law gives injury victims two years from the date of their accident to file a catastrophic injury lawsuit. There are some exceptions to this rule that can reduce that timeframe. Contact a catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible for guidance.

You may still be able to file a claim if you were partly at fault for an accident causing a catastrophic injury. A rule called comparative negligence is used in California. This means that a plaintiff can recover compensation for the percentage of fault owned by the defendant.

Many people are reluctant to file a legal claim because they find the process daunting. That is completely understandable, but the catastrophic injury attorneys of Bisnar Chase are here to shoulder the burden. We will take care of every aspect of your case, allowing you to focus on recovery.

If you choose the right attorney, it will cost you nothing to hire an attorney for a catastrophic injury lawsuit. Bisnar Chase works on contingency. We advance all costs required to win your case. We only get paid if we win your case, protecting you from all out-of-pocket expenses.

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Bisnar Chase Can Help

We take pride in being one of the top-rated personal injury law firms in California. Our team is dedicated to securing maximum compensation for victims of catastrophic injuries.

Many law firms talk about getting top results for their clients. But with Bisnar Chase, it is more than just talk. We have the numbers to back it up, with a success rate of 99%.

We help people in cities throughout California, including:


Los Angeles Long Beach Anaheim Orange
Irvine Santa Ana Fresno Riverside
Santa Monica Chula Vista Fullerton Fontana
Oxnard San Diego Glendale Corona
Moreno Valley Huntington Beach San Bernardino Garden Grove

Our firm was started more than 40 years ago. Over the last four decades, we have helped more than 12,000 clients, winning settlements and verdicts topping $650 million in total.

We firmly believe that no one should be left out of pocket because of another person’s negligence. Our mission is to make sure victims get the compensation they deserve by filing a risk-free ‘no win, no fee’ lawsuit.


Contact the California catastrophic injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase now! Call (800) 561-4887 for immediate help, or submit an email request through our website to arrange a free consultation.

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Newport Beach, CA 92660

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