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California Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

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 seven 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 online or by calling (805) 243-2179 today to learn more.


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    They are well organized, very knowledgeable of the workers' compensation industry, and have had an excellent reputation for many years.
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    Ben Feld was a terrific attorney as he guided me through the disability process. Most importantly, he would return my calls or my texts very quickly. I cannot recommend GG&F more highly. They make you feel like family.
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    Mr. Feld got me my SSDI in 2 month on contingency, which was greatly appreciated! That was 2 years faster than the nightmares that everyone hears about. I was crying! It was a miracle! I am so thankful and grateful!!! Thank you so much Benjamin Feld!!!
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    My overall experience with this firm has been outstanding. From the very beginning, Ben was incredibly informative, helpful, and patient with me and my situation. He, and the rest of the team, helped to make a stressful and long process so much easier. Inc
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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, the California catastrophic injury lawyers at 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.

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