Have you been seriously injured by the hands of another, defective product, government agency or work accident? Catastrophic injury accidents can often spiral an individual’s personal and professional life out of control. The serious catastrophic injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have worked hard to help our clients recover maximum monetary damages owed to families and individuals who have suffered traumatic and tragic injuries by the intentional wrongdoing or negligent acts of others, their employers or other companies.
most common catastrophic injuries
We have extensive experience representing clients who have experienced serious and catastrophic injuries, sustained in a variety of accidents such as:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
Each and every day, thousands of people suffer injuries from car accidents. They can be caused by distracted drivers, drunk drivers, drivers who texting, eating or calling on the phone or defective car parts or recalled vehicles.
- Boating Accidents
Over 750 people died in boating accidents last year with another 3,300 seriously injured. Some of the most common causes for boating accidents and boating injuries include boat defect, machinery failure and other boaters acting negligently.
- Motorcycle Accidents
If the drivers of cars gave motorcycles the proper respect and shared the road with them, many motorcycle accidents could be avoided. Motorcycles have a right to engage in lane splitting and they have all the right of ways that cars and trucks do.
- Train Accidents
Train accidents are usually serious and traumatic given the size and speed of trains. Train operators for commercial and passenger trains need to be sure to keep their tracks and trains properly maintained and secure their cargo properly.
- Trucking Accidents
Thousands of trucks travel up and done the California Interstate Highways everyday moving goods to and from warehouse, airports, stores, shipyards, and factories. Trucking accidents can happen due to many causes but especially by truck defect, poor maintenance, and the other drivers on the road being distracted.
- Aviation Accidents
Though less common in terms of quantity, aviation accidents seldom do not cause serious injuries. The FAA and California continually try to update the safety codes for airplanes, pilots and airports to keep flying as safe as possible.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can happen in many ways including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, work accidents, truck accidents, construction injuries, and slip and fall injuries. It is important to get medical help as soon as possible after a back injury, neck injury or spinal cord injury as your doctor will want to stabilize your body and start treatment.
- Brain Injuries
Our brain is clearly important for our everyday functioning. It is somewhat protected beneath our skulls but it can be injured by many causes. This includes from slip and fall injuries, sports injuries, construction injuries, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and head injuries.
- Burn Injuries
Regardless of the location of your 1st degree burn, 2nd degree burn or 3rd degree burn, it is important to seek treatment as serious burns from fires, electricity, heat, scalding hot liquids or otherwise can continue to cause skin and tissue damage long after the initial cause.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a negligent or reckless act by a healthcare provider. This is especially true if the poor treatment given deviates far away from the accepted standards or medical practices. All doctors, surgeons and other medical practitioners carry professional liability insurance in case they do cause undue harm to their patients or act negligently.
- Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
All of us believe that our elderly deserve to spend their days in as much peace and comfort as possible. This is why it is so sad that nursing home negligence and abuse cases are so prevalent in our society today and why it is such an important issue. Seniors deserve the quality care they are paying for and they deserve respect.
- Defective Products
Almost every day of the year, there is a product recall for some consumer or commercial product that has been proven to cause injuries, accidents, illnesses or wrongful deaths. We are sad to say that many companies do not pull their products from the shelves until enough death, disease or injuries have been caused by the product for the public to notice. We are so passionate about consumer safety that we are part of a statewide consumer protection group, the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC).
- Lung Injuries
Lung injuries are caused in many ways including aluminum powder exposure, asbestos, toxic vapors, irritants, powders, hard metal dust, cobalt dust, chemicals, pollutants, saw dust and many more. One common cause of lung injuries that needs more attention and awareness is diacetyl. It is an ingredient for “natural” butter and causes what some call “popcorn lung” (the narrowing of the airways).
- Slip and Fall Accidents
Our brains are accustomed to walking up stairs that have the same height per stair and on sidewalks with not too much variance. It is possible to slip and fall if either of the above is not true and builders and governments need to know how important accuracy and maintenance is for their work. There are many other ways that slipping and falling is not your fault and we can discuss those with you.
- Dog Bite Attacks
Dog bite injuries are one of the types of injuries that have strict liability. This means that if it can be proven which dog bit you and who owns the dog, then the only thing left to decide is the size of the compensation. Sadly, dogs continue to bite people throughout California and we continue to hear the news stories of dogs that bite and kill children and neighbors.
- Government Liability
Government agencies can directly or indirectly cause accidents and injuries in a variety of ways. This includes faulty planning, negligent oversight of construction, poor road maintenance and traffic control designs and much more.
- Premises Liability
You are protected by law no matter where you were injured. This includes the fact that landowners, homeowners and building owners can be held liable for injuries and accidents that happen within the borders of their property if they are proven negligible or wrongful.
- On the Job Injuries
We have over 30 years of experience with work accidents and workers’ compensation. We know how to maximize your benefits and we look for all third parties who may also be at fault. Our work comp lawyers also know how to protect your employment rights.
- Wrongful Death
We are truly sorry if you are the friend, coworker, or family member of someone who was killed in an accident or from a tragic injury. We want to help you win your legal case so you and your family can be protected and provided for.
- Pedestrian Injuries
It is very clear in California that drivers need to be aware of all people who are walking, running, biking or in a wheelchair in the crosswalk or on the sidewalk. Pedestrians have certain right of way rules and all cars, trucks and motorcycles should be aware of them and respect them.
- Intentional or Criminal Injuries
This category of catastrophic injuries includes some terrible acts of purposeful violence including rape, assault, abuse, burglary, robbery and many more. No matter how hard it is for you, it is important you reach out for help so that we can help you get your life back and be awarded the maximum legal compensation.
- Medical Transport Accidents
Medical transports are given certain abilities and leeway when it comes to going to an emergency, fire or hospital. In the cases where the medical transport has recklessly overstepped those bounds and caused an accident, a lawsuit is very possible. This not only includes the victim inside the ambulance if it got into an accident on the way to the hospital but it also includes pedestrians and other vehicles that it hit.
- Vehicle Rollover
Though we never expect our car, SUV or truck to be the one that rollovers, it can happen to many types of vehicles. Vehicle rollovers cause serious injuries even if the car or SUV doesn’t get hit by oncoming traffic, hit by cars that were behind it or go off the road.
offering peace of mind
When you are injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, one of the most important decisions you can make is to select a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney to represent you. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo we will guide you through the often complex and confusing legal process, allowing you the time necessary to heal and recuperate. Our attorney’s will work hard to ensure you do not become victimized a second time by settling for less compensation than what you truly deserve.
contact us – free case evaluation
Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo
Phone: (714) 783-2205
The most important thing to remember after a serious injury is that you deserve the best representation possible. All initial case evaluations and consultations are free. You will speak with and meet an attorney. You will not incur any legal fees or costs for our assistance unless we win your case or get you a positive settlement. Work injury attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are available to meet at our Orange County office, your home or hospital room Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm. Our attorneys and staff are also available all other times, including evenings, Saturday and Sunday, by appointment. You can call us 24 hours a day by telephone (714) 783-2205.