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Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Walnut Creek

Handling Claims Involving Life-Changing Injuries

Some accidental injuries might be relatively minor and result in temporary expenses and inconvenience. On the other hand, some injuries are considered to be “catastrophic” due to the severe and lasting impact on a person’s life. Catastrophic injuries can lead to complex personal injury claims, as the damages sought are often significant.

At the law firm of Ratner Molineaux, LLP, no injury case is too serious for o our catastrophic injury lawyers to take on. We serve Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties, so please contact a catastrophic injuries attorney for more information about your rights today.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

There are different types of injuries that might be categorized as catastrophic, and the following are some life-changing injuries involved in catastrophic injury claims:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – A severe TBI occurs when someone sustains trauma to the head, resulting in damage to the brain tissue. Severe TBIs can result in coma and lengthy hospitalization, and some patients might need surgery to address dangerous intracranial pressure. This severity of TBI can result in a range of permanent cognitive, physical, or behavioral impairments.
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI) – When the spinal cord is damaged, it can cause temporary or permanent paralysis below the point of the injury. Some SCI victims lose all movement and sensory ability in two or four limbs, as well as the possible loss of certain organ functioning.
  • Amputation – When an accident severs a body part, or a person requires surgical amputation, there is no doubt it changes their entire life. Amputations can require costly medical treatment and equipment for the rest of your life and might result in serious mental trauma, as well.


The above are only some examples of the injuries sustained by some of our clients. If you have a severe injury, discuss a possible claim with a catastrophic injuries attorney at Ratner Molineaux, LLP, right away.

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