Catastrophic injuries include death, spinal injuries involving paralysis, loss of a limb (or loss of use of a limb), brain injuries, burn injuries, loss of sight and loss of hearing. In his 25 years practicing law in California, Attorney Mark Bluer has handled numerous cases involving such life-changing injuries. He understands how a life-altering injury can impact the injured person. Will the client require additional hospitalizations and other future medical care like rehabilitation? If so, how much will the future medical care cost? Also, will the client need to hire an assistant in the future to care for him or her? If so, for how long? And what will these future costs be? How much income over the course of the injured person’s lifetime will he or she lose? Mr. Bluer examines all of these issues to assess the value of his injured client’s case.
For cases involving catastrophic injuries, Bluer & Bluer employs some of the Bay Area’s top medical and accident reconstruction experts to bolster the strength of his clients’ cases. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Mr. Bluer personally handles all of his personal injury cases. He does not rely on assistants to handle his legal preparatory work or to communicate with his Chinese speaking clients.
The spouse of someone, who has suffered a catastrophic injury may also have a separate claim for loss of consortium. In a typical action for loss of consortium, the non-injured spouse will bring a claim of damages resulting from the non-injured spouse’s inability to enjoy the same degree of love and companionship that he or she did before the spouse’s injury. A claim for loss of consortium usually compensates the non-injured spouse for losses in the following areas:
- Loss of services (e.g., caring for children);
- Sexual relations;
- Love; and
- Loss of physical assistance in the operation and maintenance of the home.
If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury, contact Mark J. Bluer directly at 1-800-803-2218 to arrange for a free consultation.