Catastrophic injuries are defined as a type of injury or illness that occurs suddenly without warning. There are several types of catastrophic injuries. The most common injuries include blindness, multiple fractures, injuries in the nerves, spinal cord injuries, amputations, brain injuries, and many other types of injuries.

These types of injuries can be the result of many causes. The most common ways that people suffer from a catastrophic injury is from a car accident, a defective product, construction accidents, slip and fall, dog bites, or even the intentional or negligent acts of a third party.

Since injuries sustained are abundant, it is important that the injured party contact a law firm with the experience and intellect to fight your catastrophic injury accident case for the maximum recovery. These cases are expensive and complex to prosecute but an experienced attorney will ensure that you are informed of you of your rights every step of the way.


In California, negligence may be defined as an action or failure to act which causes physical or emotional harm to another. There are several forms of negligence in California which may cause catastrophic injuries including recklessness or carelessness. The most common form of carelessness giving rise to a California catastrophic injury is an automobile accident.

Drivers are often distracted with talking on their cell phone, sending text messages, eating, reading, paying attention to their gps, and many other forms of carelessness. These careless acts can often be the reason for a catastrophic injury and are the basis for a California catastrophic injury lawsuit.

To establish a lawsuit for negligence, there must be a duty owed to the injured victim. The defendant must then have breached that duty by acting or failing to act which causes harm to the victim. A California attorney at the Ginny WaliaLaw Offices can help you understand which causes of action you may have to recover after a catastrophic illness or wrongful death.

Besides negligence and intentional torts, there is an additional theory of liability which is called strict liability. Under the theory of strict liability, defendant is liable to plaintiff regardless of fault. Strict liability can be used in cases where the defendant may be engaged in ultra hazardous activity or keeps a wild animal that causes the plaintiff’s injury. This theory is also commonly used in products liability cases.

The reason for applying strict liability theory is that the law requires the person engaged in ultra hazardous activity to be automatically liable for injuries caused by their activities. The reason for applying strict liability to products liability cases is that manufacturers are should produce safe products and they are in a better position to incur the costs for injuries caused by a defective product.

Recovery available:

With catastrophic injuries, there are several types of recovery available. In many instances, a catastrophic injury can lead to the unfortunate death of the victim. The catastrophic accident attorneys at the Ginny WaliaLaw Offices are experienced in representing victims and families with a wrongful death claim.

We fight for compensation for your injuries including but not limited to:

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  • Reimbursement of your medical and hospital expenses.
  • Payment for future medical expenses that will be incurred.
  • Reimbursement for any of your out of pocket expenses.
  • Compensation for potential loss of wages.
  • Punitive Damages.
  • Vocational rehabilitation.
  • Replacement or repair of any damaged tools.
  • Loss of consortium (services of spouse).
  • Maximum recovery for all of your pain and suffering due to your physical and emotional injuries.
  • Reimbursement for any lost wages.
  • Impairment of earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering.

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An experienced California catastrophic injury accident attorney, with a successful track record fighting insurance companies, will permit you to receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Selecting an accident attorney:

It is important that the lawyer you hire is experienced and capable of navigating the state and federal laws and regulations governing all types of products liability cases, and that your attorney can determine if violation of those laws caused your injuries or made your injuries or other damages worse. It is very important for a personal injury lawyer handling these cases to ensure that all potential sources of compensation are pursued for the maximum amount of recovery.

No fees until you win:

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death of a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is saving money to pay for a products liability attorney. Accordingly, the Ginny WaliaLaw Offices handle cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you do not recover, then you will not be charged for any legal fees. Our fee structure is based on a percentage of the amount that we obtain for you. Further, we will work with you to settle your case.

Our personal injury attorneys will never settle your case without your authorization. California personal injury lawyers at Ginny Walia Law Offices will do everything possible to settle your bicycle accident case out of court without the delay of a full trial.

Speak to a California personal injury attorney now: If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, we can help. Please call us now at 1 (510) 887-5910 for a free no obligation consultation.