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Law Offices of Fernando Vargas
Law Offices of Fernando Vargas

Catastrophic Injury Trial Lawyer

Catastrophic Injury Trial LawyerCatastrophic injuries are very serious, requiring the victim to undergo significant medical treatment. They cause the victim tremendous suffering and often devastating and permanent disability. Catastrophic injuries leave an enormous impact not only on the victim, but also on his/her family as well. 

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it is important that you choose an attorney who thoroughly understands California’s laws and statutes regarding catastrophic injuries. California Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Fernando D. Vargas is an experienced trial lawyer who, since 1987, has effectively litigated thousands of personal injury cases throughout the Inland Empire and the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino with an emphasis in the cities of Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Montclair, Upland, Ontario, Chino, Fontana, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is located in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, has recovered millions of dollars in personal injury verdicts and settlements for their clients. 

What is a catastrophic injury?

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A catastrophic injury is an injury that occurs suddenly and without any warning, leaving the victim with permanent, devastating injuries. These injuries occur to the brain and/ or body, which cause a severe disruption to person’s central nervous system and result in the brain and/or body not being able to function normally or properly. Some of the most common catastrophic injuries or illnesses include the following: 

  1. Birth injuries (e.g., brachial plexus injury and cerebral palsy) 
  2. Brain damage 
  3. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) 
  4. Back injuries 
  5. Spinal cord injuries 
  6. Congenital disorders 
  7. Neurological disorders 
  8. Burn injuries 
  9. Paralysis 

What causes a catastrophic injury? 

A catastrophic injury can be caused by a number of different circumstances, including: 

  • Automobile accidents 
  • Motorcycle accidents 
  • Truck accidents 
  • Bus accidents 
  • Train accidents 
  • Boating accidents 
  • Construction site accidents/injuries 
  • Swimming pool accidents 
  • Drowning 
  • Slip/trip and fall accidents 
  • Electrocution injuries 
  • Amputation/Dismemberment injuries 
  • Defective product 


What are the effects of a catastrophic injury?

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The effects of a catastrophic injury are permanent, last a lifetime and dramatically affect the quality of life. The effects of a catastrophic injury usually fall into three general categories and can include some of the following symptoms: 

Physical impairment 

  1. Paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia/tetraplegia) 
  2. Amputation 
  3. Weakness 
  4. Difficulty walking 
  5. Problems with balance and/or coordination 

Mental impairment 

  1. Difficulty thinking clearly 
  2. Difficulty remembering new information 
  3. Slowed thoughts 
  4. Difficulty concentrating 
  5. Difficulty recognizing people 
  6. Confusion 
  7. Loss of memory 
  8. Personality changes 

Sensory impairment 

  1. Inability to speak or difficulty speaking 
  2. Loss of hearing 
  3. Loss of vision 
  4. Loss of sensation or numbness 
  5. Physical pain 

In addition, victims of catastrophic injuries almost always suffer emotionally from feeling trapped in a body that no longer works the way it used to and from being dependent on others to care for them. These emotional symptoms can include anger, rage, depression, irritability, frustration, extreme sadness, and withdrawal from others. 

The victim of a catastrophic injury can face hospitalization, surgery (often, multiple surgeries), extensive rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Medical bills can be astronomical and put a financial strain on the victim and his/her family. Many times parents of a child who has suffered a catastrophic injury suddenly find their child needing full-time care, causing one of the parents to leave his/her job to care for their child. This can cause a tremendous strain on the family physically, emotionally, and financially.


What damages can be compensated in catastrophic injury cases?

What damages can be compensated in catastrophic injury cases? 

Damages in catastrophic injury cases can be enormous. A catastrophic injury lawyer will help you receive compensation for the injuries and damages you and your family have suffered, including: 

  • Medical bills in the past 
  • Medical expenses in the future 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Lost wages 
  • Lost future wages 
  • Physical pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress 
  • Permanent disability 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Assistive devices and transportation 
  • Modifications to the home 
  • Loss of household services 

The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas will put together a team of expert witnesses, including medical professionals and economists, to prove your damages and to help you and your family develop a comprehensive life plan for the future. 


Free Consultation! 

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another, the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas can help. Mr. Vargas has the skill, expertise, and experience necessary to successfully litigate your catastrophic  injury case.

In addition, attorney Vargas has a team of experts that will work with him to prove your injuries and damages in order to fight the insurance companies and get you the maximum compensation you deserve. During your free consultation, Mr. Vargas will personally discuss the facts of your case, review the details about your injuries, and advise you about your rights.  

Since 1987, California Catastrophic Injury Attorney Fernando D. Vargas has successfully litigated thousands of personal injury accident cases including catastrophic injury claims throughout the Inland Empire and the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino with an emphasis in the cities of Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Montclair, Upland, Ontario, Chino, Fontana, Riverside, and San Bernardino. 

No Recovery, No Fee! 

Catastrophic injury cases can be expensive to litigate. However, the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is located in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, takes all of the firm’s catastrophic injury cases on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that you will pay nothing up front and Mr. Vargas will advance all money necessary to prepare your case for either settlement or trial. If Mr. Vargas is unsuccessful in resolving your case, you pay absolutely nothing.  The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is fully staffed with bi-lingual personnel that are fluent in Spanish, has successfully championed the rights of personal injury victims by wining millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients since its foundation in 1995. 

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it is vital that you consult with a reputable and experienced California Catastrophic Injury Trial Lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909 / 982-0707 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our Rancho Cucamonga office, we can arrange to visit you at your home or the hospital to ensure the timely investigation of your claim. 

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