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In Need of a Catastrophic and Complex Injury Lawyer in Santa Barbara, CA?

At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, our Santa Barbara catastrophic and complex injury lawyers know that the American Medical Association (AMA) defines catastrophic injuries as “severe injuries to the spinal cord, spine, or brain, and may also include skull or spinal fractures.”

This definition often refers to severe and life-altering injuries that can result from various accidents or events and typically have a significant and lasting impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

Since 1956, our Santa Barbara County injury lawyers have understood that suffering catastrophic injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence or at work is life-changing, and we have been dedicated to representing our fellow California residents and workforce when and where they need us.

With six offices located throughout the state, we are more than attorneys, we are advocates who provide precise legal advice and representation that exceeds our clients’ expectations so they can focus on taking back control of their lives.

We are champions for justice, starting with your case. Contact us today to learn more.

What Types of Injuries Are Considered Catastrophic and Complex?

Catastrophic and ComplexOur Santa Barbara attorneys know catastrophic injuries can be complex in their scientific and medical aspects and financial impact on injury victims and their families because they require specialized, knowledgeable medical care management to minimize long-term risks.

These life-altering injuries have a significant impact on an individual’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Amputations.
  • Burn Injuries.
  • Internal Injuries and Organ Damage.
  • Paralysis.
  • Scarring and Disfigurement.
  • Severe Orthopedic Injuries, including Multiple Bone Fractures.
  • Severe Trauma and Polytrauma.
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

The impact these injuries have on California residents affects our clients’ daily lives, functionality, and overall quality of life. They are often accompanied by the need for specialized medical care, multiple surgeries, rehabilitation, therapy, and overall lifestyle changes to accommodate the injury victim’s altered mobility or other medical constraints.

That is why we are here. Our skilled Santa Barbara catastrophic injury attorneys and support staff apply our decades of experience and extensive resources to help our clients pursue maximum compensation for their injuries as we stand side-by-side throughout the legal process.

What are the Most Common Ways Catastrophic and Complex Injuries Occur?

While nothing is typical about having your life changed by catastrophic and complex injuries, they occur in generally known ways that can put anyone — including workers, commuters, and the general public — at risk.

Common ways catastrophic and complex injuries occur may include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical Exposure.
  • Electrical Accidents.
  • Explosions and Fires.
  • Falls from Heights.
  • Industrial Accidents.
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents.
  • Sports and Recreational Activities.
  • Vehicle Collisions, including Car, Truck, SUV, and Motorcycle Crashes.
  • Violence and Assaults.
  • Workplace Accidents.

Catastrophic and complex injuries can result in a loss of independence, the need for lifelong medical assistance, and significant emotional and financial burdens that impact the injured and their entire family.

For over six decades, Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld have protected the rights of injured and disabled California residents and workers by helping them navigate the challenges from workers’ compensation insurance companies, the Social Security Administration, and governmental disability programs and liability insurance companies present at every turn.

We pride ourselves on our reputation for obtaining real results for real clients who need our help.

Whether you are pursuing workers’ compensation, a personal injury claim, social security disability, or disability retirement or would like to appeal a previous denial, we can help.

Board-Certified Specialists, Working For You

We can confidently refer to ourselves as experts in the field of injury and disability law. We have many Board-Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists on our team. This certification requires years of training and practice, testing, and background checks. Considering that fewer than five percent of attorneys receive this certification, this demonstrates our deep knowledge of injury and workers’ compensation law in California, as well as our ability to serve clients who have suffered a catastrophic or complex injury.

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Contact Our Skilled Catastrophic and Complex Injury Attorneys in California Today

At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, we have six physical offices in Bakersfield, Fresno, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, and Visalia, and our top-tier technologies provide a virtual reach to serve clients throughout California. We offer free in-person, telephone, and virtual consultations to offer straightforward legal advice for your unique needs.

Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the liable party who caused your or your loved one’s catastrophic and complex injuries so you can confidently move forward with your claim.